As a recent arrival from California, I always thought of Oregon as an environmental leader. And in so many ways it already is. But when it comes to solar power, we’re far behind. In fact, right now we get less than 1 percent of our energy from the sun. Luckily, this spring our state legislators have the opportunity to put us in front on this issue. By passing strong solar policies, leaders in Salem can repower our state with pollution-free energy from the sun that never runs out and is only going to get cheaper. I urge leaders in Salem to stand up for our health and environment and make Oregon a leader on solar power.