Doesn't the State of Oregon have programs to do this work?

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Of the 249,000 single family and multiple family housing units in Portland 213,000 are in need of energy efficiency upgrading. The Portland Clean Energy Fund will effectively stop the boom-and-bust cycle of insufficient support for energy efficiency and solar by utilities and public agencies. In 2014, Oregon Public Utilities Commission cut residential energy efficiency incentives available via Energy Trust. Current solar funding is under threat by the Legislature, as are tax credits from Oregon Dept. of Energy. What’s needed is a stable source of long-term funding that is aligned with the scale of our challenges related to climate change and economic equity. We also need to provide resources for families that do not have the disposable income to spend to qualify for energy efficiency rebates and tax credits.


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