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Climate Guidebook Table of Contents

Executive Summary 

Introduction to the Climate Guidebook

Climate Policy

Power Supply & Transmission

Customer Decarbonization    

Climate Impacts on EWEB – Resiliency & Adaptation           

EWEB’s Internal Operations  

1          Introduction

1.1       Climate Guidebook Purpose, Structure and Release Schedule         

1.1.1    Background leading to the Development of the Climate Guidebook           

1.1.2    Timing for Future Updates    

1.2       Who Should Use this Document       

1.3       Public Outreach Plan 

1.3.1    Phase 1: January 2023 – March 2024

1.3.2    Phase 2: April 2024 – December 2024          

2          Climate Policy

2.1       Climate Policy Introduction and Policy Language from SD15

2.2       Global / Federal Initiatives    

2.2.1    Global Efforts & the Paris Accord      

2.2.2    U.S. Federal Policy     

2.3       Regional Initiatives    

2.3.1    The U.S. Electricity Grids       

2.3.2    Regionalization and Organized Markets       

2.3.3    Regional Climate Policies       

2.3.4    Neighboring State Initiatives 

2.4       State of Oregon Initiatives     

2.4.1    Climate Action Plan (CAP) – Executive Order 20-04 

2.4.2    HB 2021 - Oregon Clean Electricity Standard

2.4.3    Oregon Clean Fuels Program (CFP)   

2.4.4    SB 1547, Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan  

2.4.5    Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) 

2.4.6    Emissions Performance Standard (EPS)

2.4.6    Advanced Clean Car II Rule        

2.5       Local Eugene Initiatives

2.5.1    Eugene Climate Recovery Ordinance (CRO) and Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2.0

2.6       EWEB’s Climate Guidebook Principles to Guide Policy and Programs

2.6.1    EWEB’s Carbon Policy & GHG Reduction Principles

2.6.2    EWEB’s Distributed Generation Principles

2.6.3    EWEB’s Green Hydrogen Principles

3          Power Supply & Transmission

3.1       Power Supply and Transmission Introduction and Policy Language from SD15

3.2       Electrification Study (Phase 1 – 2020, Phase 2 – 2021)

3.3       Integrated Resource Planning Process

4          Customer Decarbonization

4.1       Customer Decarbonization Introduction and Policy Language from SD15

4.2       Green Options Programs

4.2.1    Live Green – Energy Conservation for Residential Customers

4.2.2    Work Green – Energy Conservation for General Service Customers

4.2.3    Move Green – Transportation Electrification

4.2.4    Lead Green – Advanced Solutions for Climate Innovators

5          Climate Impacts on EWEB – Resiliency & Adaptation

5.1       Climate Impacts on EWEB Introduction and Policy Language from SD15

5.2       Expected Physical Changes for Lane County

5.3       Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

5.4       EWEB’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan and Associated Policies

5.5       Watershed Protection Programs

5.6       Second Source of Drinking Water Development

6          EWEB Internal Operations GHG Reductions

6.1       EWEB Internal Operations Introduction and Policy Language from SD15

6.2       EWEB’s Internal Greenhouse Gas Inventory, 2021 and 2022

Appendix A: Glossary 

Appendix B: EWEB’s Climate Change Policy (SD15)

Appendix C: EWEB's Resiliency Policy

Appendix D: EWEB's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

Appendix E: EWEB’s Carbon Intensity Guidance

The Challenges of the Existing Policy Context for GHG Reporting

Common Protocols and Resources for GHG Reporting

World Resources Institute (WRI) GHG Protocol

The Climate Registry

CDP (formerly Climate Disclosure Project)

Relevant Emissions Factors

Resources for Entities Seeking Emissions Factors for Scope 2 Purchased EWEB Electricity

Resources for Entities Seeking to Estimate Emissions Reduction Benefits from Energy Efficiency or Clean Energy Projects

Resources for Entities Seeking to Estimate the GHG Impact of Transportation Electrification Projects and Potential Credit Generation Under the Oregon Clean Fuels Program

Appendix F: EWEB’s Role in City of Eugene’s CAP2.0

History and Implementation of Eugene’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2.0

Eugene Climate Collaborative (ECC), Large-Lever Shareholders

EWEB’s Commitments in CAP2.0


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