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

Energy is NOT 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. 

Wind and Solar Energy

Currently, Republican led states are leading the way in Green energies such as Wind and Solar. Iowa, Kansas, Idaho, South Dakota and others are putting politics aside and taking the lead in renewable energy. Good for them; this is a great financial and environmental decision for their state and residents.

Oregon is lagging far behind. It’s time to prioritize Green energy. My goal to is to get Oregon to rank in the top five of US states utilizing solar and wind energy. The future of clean energy is both exciting and obvious. It’s time to invest like it is. Wind and Solar energy offer two benefits — a cleaner environment and a huge economic boost to our state’s economy in the form of better paying jobs.

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. I want to fast-track battery storage projects thoughout our state for it is essential to a resilient and reliable power grid, the adoption of sustainable energy generation, 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. We need to rank in the top 5 for both.

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 manufactures 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.

Oregon in the Top 5

There is no earthly good reason that states like Texas, Iowa, and Oklahoma should be outranking Oregon in generating sustainable energies of the future.  I will do everything in my power to get Oregon in the top 5 of states utilizing green energy to its fullest potential.

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