Clean Energy Jobs Bill : H.B. 2135

Senator Tim Knopp, Rep Gene Whisnant, Rep Knute Buehler

From Pollution to Prosperity: It’s time for Oregon to transition from polluting energy to a clean energy economy. Our state is poised to reap the rewards of more jobs, clean air, and local, renewable energy if we limit and put a price on climate pollution and focus reinvestment in local communities. The threat of climate change on Oregon farmers, families and communities requires urgent action.

Transitioning Oregon away from polluting energy will help create good paying jobs in the clean energy economy.

  • Clean Energy Jobs bill will raise roughly $700 million per year to benefit Oregon communities across the state, putting Oregonians to work by making clean power like solar even more accessible, improving energy efficiency in homes and businesses to save people money, building affordable housing near transit and investing in more transportation options.
  • The clean energy economy employs all kinds of Oregonians -- like construction workers, engineers, designers, manufacturing workers, salespeople, secretaries and custodians.
  • Clean economy jobs growing at an 11% annual rate in Oregon  -- faster than state employment as a whole. Just imagine what more investment can do!
  • We must invest proceeds from a price on climate pollution to build up and clean up communities hit first and worst by climate change and dirty fossil fuels -- such as low-income, rural and communities of color. We must create opportunities for Oregon workers with new jobs and job training.

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From Pollution to Prosperity: It’s time for Oregon to transition from polluting energy to a clean energy economy. Our state is poised to reap the rewards of more jobs, clean air, and local, renewable energy if we limit and put a price on climate pollution and focus reinvestment in local communities. The threat of climate change on Oregon farmers, families and communities requires urgent action.

Transitioning Oregon away from polluting energy will help create good paying jobs in the clean energy economy.

Clean Energy Jobs bill will raise roughly $700 million per year to benefit Oregon communities across the state, putting Oregonians to work by making clean power like solar even more accessible, improving energy efficiency in homes and businesses to save people money, building affordable housing near transit and investing in more transportation options.

The clean energy economy employs all kinds of Oregonians -- like construction workers, engineers, designers, manufacturing workers, salespeople, secretaries and custodians.

Clean economy jobs growing at an 11% annual rate in Oregon -- faster than state employment as a whole. Just imagine what more investment can do!
We must invest proceeds from a price on climate pollution to build up and clean up communities hit first and worst by climate change and dirty fossil fuels -- such as low-income, rural and communities of color. We must create opportunities for Oregon workers with new jobs and job training.