The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future.

With a shared goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at least 80 percent by 2050, the collaborative works to transform our power grids, transportation systems, buildings, and economies and increase resilience to a changing climate.

Working toward grid integration — a more integrated and modern regional electricity grid — its renewable energy policies encourage technology development, open up new markets, create jobs and attract investment to our region. For example, Oregon and Washington are participating in discussions with California and other Western states about transitioning to a Western regional grid operator that would provide clean energy and other benefits to each state and the region, while respecting the energy policy preferences of each state and the needs and interests of non-participating utilities.

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