A better way to conserve energy: Natural gas

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The proper role of government is frequently debated in the Legislative Assembly. Most lawmakers agree that one of the fundamental functions of government is to provide the basic infrastructure that enables all citizens to have access … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Environment, Rural Oregon | 7 Comments

Gov. Kate Brown approves $190 a year electricity hike

Oregon Senate Republicans So-called ‘Coal to Clean’ plan won’t even reduce carbon emissions in Oregon Salem, Ore. – Senate Republicans issued the following statement on Wednesday following the signing of SB 1547, an expensive new renewable energy mandate, by Governor … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:45 | Posted in Energy, Gov. Kate Brown, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session | 1 Comment

Is it really curtains for Jordan Cove?

by Wim de Vriend An awful lot of people, those for Coos Bay’s Jordan Cove LNG project and those against it, were surprised by the March 11 decision of the FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), denying approval of the terminal … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:22 | Posted in Economy, Energy | Leave a comment

The urban-rural divide in Oregon

by Senator Ted Ferrioli I can’t remember a more contentious or difficult legislative session. The issues of the urban-rural divide loomed large over the session, and many large and complicated bills that will have a negative impact on Eastern Oregon … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session | 3 Comments

Dem’s anti-coal bill: $190 a year electric bill increase

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Senate Republicans issued the following statement following the signing of SB 1547, an expensive new renewable energy mandate, by Governor Kate Brown in Portland yesterday: “Governor Brown gave her stamp of approval to a … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:47 | Posted in Energy, Gov. Kate Brown, OR 78th Legislative Session | 47 Comments

Electric Utilities Should Call the Bluff of Green Radicals

By John A. Charles, Jr. Two committees of the Oregon Legislature will hear presentations this week on a legislative proposal to eliminate the use of coal in Oregon’s electricity grid by 2035. Coal is the source of power for 33.4% … Continue reading

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Energy crony capitalism: More power over your power

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The United States government guaranteed more than half a billion dollars in loans for the solar-panel manufacturer. Those loans were made during Obama’s $787 billion 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [“the Stimulus”] spending spree. Solyndra’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crony capitalism, Energy, Global Warming, Gov. Kate Brown, Government Waste, Green Energy, President Obama | 6 Comments

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