February 02, 2024

GEI Publishes Explanation of Public Utility Commission Order on HB 2021

Read a helpful explanation of the Public Utility Commission’s order concluding Oregon’s electricity decarbonization law does not require the retirement of renewable energy certificates.

The Oregon Public Utility Commission declined to adopt GEI’s position that Oregon’s “100% Clean Energy for All” law, also known as HB 2021, requires the retirement of renewable energy certificates (RECs) when the utilities simultaneously deliver the associated clean, nonemitting, renewable electricity to ratepayers. The Commission’s order, and its impact, are described in this helpful explanation. Following the Order, GEI and other advocates asked the Commission to direct PGE to include a section in its Clean Energy Plan update informing readers about RECs and claims under HB 2021.