Gov. John Kitzhaber released the first draft of his 10-Year Energy Action Plan.
In a press release, Kitzhaber said that plan "provides a framework to move Oregon beyond a boom/bust economic cycle that depletes our natural capital and leaves us vulnerable to fluctuations in global markets, and move us toward a future where our state is a leader in energy efficiency, home-grown renewable energy resources, and clean energy employment."
The plan also singles out biomass-based energy generation as an area of potential benefit for rural Oregon and calls for incentives to support the creation of a biomass energy market.
Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.