- Associated Press - Sunday, June 14, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Recent filings by PacifiCorp show that the energy company plans to meet nearly all new power demands across six states through conservation measures during the next decade.

The Bulletin of Bend reports (https://bit.ly/1IDUmcw ) that the company wants to stop burning coal by 2046 and halve the amount of power it generates through coal over the next 14 years, according to its plans.

PacifiCorp is the parent company of Oregon electric provider Pacific Power. It also owns or has ownerships in coal-fired plants in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Montana.

The company has faced criticism for its reliance on coal but now is building a solar plant and planning for a gas-fired plant by 2028.

A spokesman for the Sierra Club said PacifiCorp’s plan doesn’t do enough to reduce its reliance on coal.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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