Portland's Clean Energy Fund


Check out this video to watch the Portland's Clean Energy Fund.

Jaimes Valdez will share his experience in the development and evolution of the Portland Clean Energy Fund. Passed by Portland voters in 2018, this local program is designed to address climate action through a lens of social and racial justice, with investments in clean energy projects, green infrastructure, transportation decarbonization, and workforce development. Through grantmaking and strategic programs designed with community input, PCEF will deploy over $1 billion in the next 5 years. 

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Speaker Name

Jaimes Valdez

Speaker Photo

Jaimes Valdez is a light-skinned male. He has a broad smile, wears glasses and a baseball cap and is leaning down to a shepherd dog.

Speaker Bio

Jaimes leads organizational and policy development at the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF), which involves building internal processes, creating skill-building opportunities for community organizations, and helping guide development of PCEF strategy. His 15 years of work include energy policy and advocacy for Spark Northwest, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and Renewable NW. He engages with local and state government and industry organizations to provide input on climate and social equity policies to ensure grantees have the tools to implement their vision.