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Support the Portland Clean Energy Fund

6.13.18 by the Green Hammer Team
  • Portland Clean Energy Fund

Many of us at Green Hammer have been volunteering to collect signatures for the Portland Clean Energy Fund campaign. The Portland Clean Energy Fund takes a proactive approach to fighting climate change and inequities by directing resources to Portlanders who are most impacted by climate change, including low-income residents and people of color.

The measure would authorize a 1% supplemental business license surcharge on large retail corporations, such as Wells Fargo, Apple, Comcast, and Banana Republic, that generate over $1 billion a year in national revenue and $500,000 in Portland sales. Revenue from groceries and medicine would be exempted. 

Of the 249,000 single-family and multi-family housing units in Portland, 213,000 are in need of energy efficiency upgrades. We know firsthand some of the challenges associated with short-term funding for energy-efficiency programs. The Energy Trust of Oregon provides many important incentives for homeowners. But the Portland Clean Energy Fund will help ensure that low-income residents, including renters, have access to energy-efficiency upgrades that will reduce their energy bills. 

In order to qualify for the November 2018 ballot, the Portland Clean Energy Fund initiative needs to get 35,000 valid signatures by July 6th, 2018. 

You can add your signature by talking to a trained signature gatherer. You may also stop by the campaign office (1821 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214) during business hours (Monday & Thursday 9am-7pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm), or attend an event.

Alternatively, you may print an electronic signature sheet at home and send it in: Click here to download an electronic signature sheet to sign the Portland Clean Energy Fund initiative

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