Latest Update: 03/31
How to Participate in OR's Solar Pilot Program
Could Minnesota's "Value of Solar" Make Everyone a Winner?; 03/14/14
California Flexes Its Solar Muscles, 4.1GW record generation; 03/14/14
100% renewable energy is only a matter of political will; 03/11/14
SB 1520 was signed into law on March 13 by Governor Kitzhaber!
Thank you to all who sent in letters of support - your representatives took note.
SB 1520 is a simple bill that exempts renewable energy cooperatives from security registration, just as other Oregon coops already are. It nows goes to rulemaking and is scheduled to become active by October 2014.
Welcome to Oregonians for Renewable Energy Progress
OREP's Mission: Advancing the transition to locally-owned and locally-generated clean renewable energy.
OREP's Vision for a sustainable, decentralized energy future:
How we get from here to there:
Extraction of fossil fuels is becoming increasingly expensive and damaging to the earth. At the same time, ample renewable resources are available to meet human needs for comfort, transportation, and commerce.
A transition is required from the old ways of thinking and “business as usual” to a new sustainable prosperity. Successful policies that deploy renewable energy benefit our communities by creating jobs and a strong economy.
OREP engages citizens, educating about and advocating for policies that promote distributed renewable generation, open the energy market to many new participants, and create family-wage jobs in a thriving economy.
Support OREP's work by taking action now!