OREGON CLIMATE ACTION PLAN HIGHLIGHTS:
OCAP requires large corporate polluters to reduce pollution over time. The new targets are to reduce greenhouse gas pollution in Oregon by at least 45% below 1990 levels by the year 2035, and by 80% by 2050.
OCAP sets targets for low carbon fuel standards, schedules a phase in implementation of those standards, with the goal of reducing average GHG emissions per unit of fuel by 20% below 2015 levels by 2030, and 25% below 2015 levels by 2035.
OCAP sets bold new energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances, which will in effect reduce operating costs for businesses and save renters and homeowners money on their utility bills.
Reflecting that climate change has a disproportionate effect on impacted communities, including Tribes, communities of color, and rural communities, OCAP establishes an interagency workgroup on climate impacts to impacted communities to develop strategies to guide climate actions.
Electric Cars & Trucks
Oregon has lots of charging stations for electric cars and trucks, but with more people choosing EVs all the time, we need more chargers. The Oregon Climate Action Plan will map out where communities need charging most to keep people going, especially rural areas, and work to build a world-class network.
Recognizing the critical role that land plays in climate mitigation, OCAP directs the Oregon Global Warming Commission to propose state goals for carbon sequestration and storage by natural and working landscapes, including forests, wetlands, and agricultural lands.