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Climate 101: Where Does Oregon's Electricity Come From? - November 8, 2011
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Solar HouseA surprising amount of our electricity in Oregon comes from fossil fuels, including coal and natural gas — both are significant contributors to carbon emissions that cause climate change. A website from the Oregon Department of Energy provides an interactive display of the sources of our electricity. You can view the data for the state as a whole or look at more detailed information for the utility that provides electricity to your home or business.

You can help reduce carbon emissions from using electricity by reducing your consumption, buying green power from your utility or even installing solar panels. To learn more, view the tips and resources on the CAN! Healthy Home page.

 


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