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Gov. Ted Kulongoski, D-Ore., will sign Senate Bill 838 - the Oregon Renewable Energy Act - today, according to a representative of the governor’s office.

The Oregon Renewable Energy Act will require Oregon's largest utilities to obtain 25% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025. The Oregon House of Representatives recently voted in favor (41-18) of the bill, and the Senate passed the bill in a 20-10 vote on April 10.

"This bill continues the Oregon legacy of innovation and environmental stewardship and represents the single most important action we can take to accelerate our transition to a renewable energy market," said Kulongoski in a statement following passage of the bill in the House.


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