Wild Energy / Climate Wins in Portland
Voters in Portland, Ore. passed a groundbreaking proposal to advance the just transition to renewable energy. The Portland Clean Energy Initiative, a first-of-its-kind ballot measure, places a 1 percent tax on the largest corporations in the city to fund clean energy, efficiency improvements and green jobs.
Not only is this measure an example of the kind of bold action that's needed in climate policy, but it was developed by groups representing those most affected by the climate crisis, including the Coalition of Communities of Color and the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon. It was supported by more than 200 organizations, including the Center. Read more about this important victory.