Oregon Statutes - Chapter 176 - Governor - Section 176.750 - “Energy resources” defined.

As used in ORS 176.750 to 176.815, unless the context requires otherwise, “energy resources” includes electricity, natural gas, petroleum, coal, wood fuels, geothermal sources, radioactive materials and any other resource yielding energy. [1974 c.5 §2]

Note: Sections 4 and 5, chapter 885, Oregon Laws 2007, provide:

Sec. 4. Suspension of ethanol standards. (1) The Governor by executive order may suspend, for up to 90 days, renewable fuel use standards established by state law for ethanol if the Governor determines that compliance with the standards is technically or economically infeasible or poses a significant risk to public safety. A suspension under this section shall be limited to counties east of the summit of the Cascade Mountains and may be extended for an additional period not to exceed 90 days.

(2) The Governor must receive a recommendation of suspension from the State Department of Energy before issuing an executive order under this section. Before recommending a suspension, the department shall provide a 30-day period of public comment on the proposed suspension, unless the department determines that a shorter public comment period is necessary. The department shall issue written findings of fact with the recommendation of suspension. [2007 c.885 §4]

Sec. 5. Section 4 of this 2007 Act is repealed on December 31, 2008. [2007 c.885 §5]

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