Governor Kate Brown

What Will West Coast Climate Leaders Accomplish?

Originally published on the ECOreport On June 1, 2016, the governors of Washington, Oregon, and California joined British Columbia’s Environment Minister and representatives from six West Coast cities in the Borgia Room of San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis Hotel, to sign what history may show was a key milestone in the … [continued]

The West Coast Electric Fleets Initiatives

Originally published on the ECOreport. It has been nine months since the governments of California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia embarked upon a shared initiative. In a joint press release, group spokesperson Governor Kate Brown explained, “The West Coast Electric Fleets initiative leads the way in helping fleets scale up … [continued]

Oregon Adopts A 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard

Originally published on the ECOreport Oregon adopts a 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard, calling for the total phaseout of coal fired electricity by 2035. Half of the state’s electricity is to come from renewable sources by 2040. The Oregon legislature passed Senate Bill 1547-B (38-20) on Tuesday, and Governor Kate Brown signed … [continued]