Oregon Solar News

Policy Update - 2.8.18


The 2018 Legislative session has begun and OSEIA is working very closely with our lobbyist and allies on passing HB 4121, the residential Home WRAP (Weatherization, Retrofit, and Affordability Program) bill. We are happy to report...

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The Art of Maintaining Control in a Market Full of Uncertainty: The Value of Advocacy


By Tamara Staton, Thriving Solar - Clearly, in a market like ours wrought with uncertainty and fluctuation, there are multiple opportunities to communicate with legislators and do our best to influence solar legislation. For many business owners and solar players, this seems like a no-brainer, and the idea of calling legislators and asking others to do the same is akin to brushing their teeth twice a day. But for others, such a task may seem like a bigger undertaking, full of processes that seem foreign, awkward or futile, and wrought with the underlying question of how much to mix politics and business.

The intention of this article is not so much to advocate for the role of business in politics, but rather to highlight the value of advocacy not only for the industry as a whole, but for our individuals businesses and organizations within the space

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