Forum highlights solar issues

A community meeting Friday will highlight solar Issues in Oregon. Environmental advocates, businesses, representatives are expected to gather for the5 p.m. event at the Hood River Community Library meeting room, 502 State St, Hood River.

As a part of a campaign to bring 10 times more solar power to Oregon, Environment Oregon is hosting 11 town hall meetings across the state to educate and engage the public on solar issues in Oregon. We will bring together local elected officials, community members, small business owners, solar experts, and environmental advocates to provide well-rounded expertise on solar power in the state.

One of these town halls meetings will be hosted at the Hood River Community Library; Environment Oregon members and other interested community members will hear presentations from a number of experts. The goal is to increase awareness about renewable energy options in state, and draw attention to four bills Environment Oregon is working to pass in the legislature this session that would bring 10 times more solar power to Oregon.

Friday speakers will include Hood River City Council member Peter Cornelison, Robbie Walsh of GorgeOwned, Jonathan Lewis of Hire Electric, and Charlie Fisher, Environment Oregon.

Environment Oregon is a citizen-funded environmental advocacy organization representing 30,000 Oregonians. Its mission is to protect clean air, clean water, and open space.

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