Recently the importance of investing in solar power was highlighted by the city of Lacey. “Certainly worth looking into” were the words of Councilman Lenny Greenstein, as reported by The Olympian.
With increasing demands for alternative, clean energy solutions to take the place of non-renewable, dirty fossil fuels, solar power needs more citizen involvement in order to gain momentum. As a college student studying the impacts of climate change and as a volunteer for Washington Public Interest and Research Group, I believe that investing in the renewable and responsible source of solar power is beyond looking into.
More urgently, House Bill 2346 is slated to renew the solar panel tax incentive program.
Right now, Washington residents have the power to maintain the steady movement of solar progress in our state. Attending lobbying days at the Capitol, for example, is a singular yet powerful action residents can take individually to let legislators know they are vigilant to the decisions being made around solar energy policy.
Now is the time to use our voices and actions together to continue Washington’s momentum in clean energy innovation.