I just can't imagine the good after all, in pretending BPA and Energy Trust of Oregon have an intention other than the destruction of HB2626, in the way Portland's Clean Energy Works is now implemented. Who will pay $900 to play? In the hopeful previous post, I offered that living with programs as-implemented could bring progress. Now I have tested my advice, proceeding to the offending page.
What does a bank have to do with it anyway, hauling away $300? I don't want to help Alan Lebovitz get rich slowly by cutting down big trees on steep slopes. How does he know that a hacked slope is resilient?
A home performance test is almost always wasted at the outset of a weatherization project. Problems are found and solved by-sight. While I owned a blower door, home owners played along with mild disinterest in a useless show, where I never earned a penny or a point of goodwill. Home performance contractors don't even employ infrared thermography, where exaggerated conditions might reveal truly hidden problems. This further taking of $300 is an awful attempt to further value the wrong-headed investment some contractors have made to be both general contractor, and home inspector, in forced establishment of conflicts of interest.
Where I was involved with an Energy Trust pilot program, the testing just confused the home owner, to inaction. When I finally served that home owner and criticized Energy Trust, I was treated by Energy Trust, as incompetent. The improved conditions that relate to home valuation remain untested. I ask for independent judgement of where incompetence comes, in the piling on of tests, for no expected result or good. Isn't the piling on of tests much of the problem in run amuck healthcare, too?
The final $300 is to cover your Energy Advocate and administrative services; both of these assessment fees are generally covered by cash incentives made available through the Energy Trust of Oregon. I don't understand this statement, but see it as class warfare. "If you need a loan we don't want to serve you." There is never a fee for handling give-away of public purpose funds, in rebates. The fee makes no sense at all.
How can pilot programs exclude people with oil heat, or wood, or none?