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Energy Conservation in Oregon: A Strategy For Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Protecting the Environment

On July 16, Tom Eckman, Manager of Conservation Resources at the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and Margie Harris, Executive Director at Energy Trust of Oregon, will discuss Oregon’s leadership role in climate and energy policy and the benefits of aggressively promoting cost-effective energy efficiency.


Since 1983, when the Northwest Power and Conservation Council completed its first Northwest Power Plan, the Northwest has reduced its electricity use through investments in energy efficiency by 3,900 average megawatts – enough to power four cities the size of Seattle. Regional consumers would have paid $2.3 billion more for that electricity, and greenhouse gas emissions would have been 15 million tons higher in 2008 alone.


In the most recent Northwest Power Plan, the Council has identified 6,000 average megawatts of achievable energy-efficiency potential in the Northwest. According to the Council’s calculations, capturing those energy resources through efficiency could create an estimated 47,000 new jobs in the Northwest.


Purchase tickets at www.pdxcityclub.org or call 503-228-7231 x110.


Where: The Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland OR 97205


When: Doors open at 11:30 AM, Program begins at 12:15 PM and concludes at 1:15 PM


Transportation and parking: The Governor Hotel is accessible by bus, Portland Streetcar and MAX light rail. A SmartPark garage is located one block away from the Governor Hotel at 730 S.W. 10th Ave.


Cost: Luncheon tickets are $16 for City Club members and up to two guests, $20 for nonmembers. Limited coffee/tea table tickets are $5 and are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. General seating is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. A limited number of $5 coffee/tea tickets are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.


Reservations: Reservations required for lunches only; reservations close at 2 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the event. Reservations for lunch are strongly encouraged. To reserve a lunch via telephone, individuals (members and non-members) should call our voice mail reservation line, 503-228-7231, ext. 110. A limited number of lunch tickets are generally available at the door. Luncheon tickets reserved after the 2:00 PM Wednesday deadline or purchased at the door will be subject to an additional $4 charge. General seating and coffee/tea tickets will be available at the door.


The generous financial support from corporate sponsors makes City Club’s time-honored luncheons possible. If your company or firm would like to be a Friday Forum sponsor, please contact City Club at 503-228-7231 x104 or email [email protected].