Comment from Thrower, Ashley
Coal produces 23 percent of the region’s electricity but spews out 87 percent of the region’s pollution. Your draft plan, admirably aggressive in its pursuit of energy efficiency and renewable-energy targets, sidesteps the region’s coal use, neither advocating cap-and-trade (carbon tax) policies or CO2 reduction targets. Please change your good draft to a great plan by keeping energy efficiencies a top goal but adding a plan for significantly reduced use of coal. The only way we can accomplish Oregon law that calls for a 75-percent cut in 1990’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, is to aim for a virtual elimination of coal from the power system.