Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has laid out histen year plan for Oregon’s energy future and there won’t be much room for
individual freedom er, your car.
Bureau data, fuel costs average Oregonians nearly seven percent of disposable income; nearly double the cost ten years ago. Moreover, gasoline prices are projected to rise, so this trend is expected to continue unless the transportation system and habits are reformed.
To reach Oregon’s 2020 goals, the state will need approximately a 30 percent reduction from 2010 greenhouse gas (GHG) levels, which roughly translates to a 30 percent fossil fuel use reduction.28 ver the next ten years, we will reduce dependence on fossil fuels by converting 20 percent of large fleets to alternative fuel vehicles, including, but not limited to, electric, compressed natural gas (“CNG”), and liquefied natural gas (“LNG”). Converting 20 percent of large fleets over the next ten years will accelerate the market for newer, cleaner-burning vehicles that are less expensive to operate over the life of the vehicle, which will help the state and businesses save money on operations and