Merkley: Oregon Leading the Way in Clean Energy Economy

Merkley: Oregon Leading the Way in Clean Energy Economy


Portland –
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley’s commitment to clean energy took him to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory in Albany today where he learned about the facility’s research including its techniques for minimizing the environmental impact of fossil fuels and producing sustainable energy.

“This cutting edge research can help reshape our economy and our environment,” Merkley said.  “We have both the need and the opportunity to transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources.  Many of the advances that will get us there are coming from right here in Albany.”

According to the National Energy Technology Laboratory, its goals include enhancing America’s energy security, making energy production and use less harmful to the environment, and increasing the competitiveness and reliability of U.S. energy systems.