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I definitely agree that Oregon, being a leading "green state" will be 100% dependent on alternative fuel sources by 2050. However, I think that wind power and water turbines will play the largest part in making Oregon independent from oil. Solar power will play a secondary role in creating energy.
I think that with the agricultural resources and the ocean coast, Oregon will continue to lead in alternative fuel sources as well as lead an example of other environmental efforts (i.e. clothing, cars, etc.). I think this liberal green movement will attract more people to Portland causing the city to expand but also be based on an urban lifestyle, distancing itself from suburbia, thus less commuting.
While Portland may grow to be an expansive city, capturing the suburbs of cities like Beaverton, Gresham, Estacada, etc., the rest of Oregon will remain agricultural and continue to be an opportunity for wind energy. At least that is how I would like to imagine Oregon's future.
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