As Governor I will make the biggest push in Oregon’s history to attract companies that focus on the future of energy. Clean energy. Innovation and inventions that brings us closer to a zero-carbon footprint. The future of energy is both smart for the environment and for the economy. It’s time Oregon steps up to become a leader. Under my leadership we will be.

Energy shouldn’t be a Political Issue

It’s a job’s issue. It’s an environmental issue. Don’t let politicians try to mislead you. Investing in vital, clean infrastructure is key to creating good paying jobs and bringing about a full economic revitalization.

Battery Energy Storage

Investing in battery energy storage technology is the smart thing to do when planning for the future. This resiliant form of sustainable energy can be a manufacturing powerhouse for the state of Oregon and create good paying jobs. Clean electricity storage is the future and I want to fast-track battery storage projects thoughout our state. It is essential to a resilient and reliable power grid and a clean energy economy.

Wind Turbine Technician

Did you know, a wind turbine technician is one of the fastest-growing jobs in America right now? On average they make over $52,000 per year.

Currently Oregon ranks 9th in wind energy  and 19th for solar energy. We can do better.

Solar Power

Solar power is the most abundant energy source on Earth, and it is cheaper than fossil fuels. Airplanes can fly around the world while running entirely on solar energy. Solar power isn’t just a daytime deal. The power from the sun’s rays can be stored in advanced batteries. Oregon manufacturers can produce components to make advanced batteries, wind turbines and solar panels for roofs, solar roadways and solar powered vehicles. The job growth opportunities here could be exponential.

Clean Electricity

We are often using oil and coal in order to produce electricy. This needs to change.  It’s time we shift our focus on innovative ways to make clean electricity. Clean electricity will be a vital step in reducing our carbon footprint.

Large investments into research and development is an important step we need to take in the search for clean energy and clean electricity.

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