On May 23, the Oregon House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 838, the Oregon Renewable Energy Act with strong, bipartisan support (41-18). Led by Governor Ted Kulongoski, the bill received overwhelming support from cities, counties, farmers, labor, businesses, environmentalists, consumer advocates, tribes, students, investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, and the Public Utility Commission.

"I've never seen Oregonians from all four corners of the state come together to support a proposal like this." -- Troy Gagliano, Renewable Northwest Project, senior policy associate