Transportation package: A major failure

This entire Legislative Session has been pretty much defined by politics winning out over policy Environmental groups rejected bipartisan plan that almost doubled the level of carbon reduction because they were more interested in the carbon trading program (that would … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:22 | Posted in Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Gov. Kate Brown, Leadership, OR 78th Legislative Session, Public Transportation, Transportation | 10 Comments

Is It Possible to Power an Export Facility Entirely by Renewable Energy?

By John A. Charles, Jr. The Portland Sustainability Commission recently recommended that the City Council approve a $500 million propane export facility proposed by Pembina Corporation. However, as part of its approval, the Commission is requiring that 100% of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Environment, Portland, Portland Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Portland Set to Approve Public Shaming of Building Owners

By John A. Charles, Jr. For members of the Portland City Council, the end always justifies the means. Their current obsession is energy use in commercial buildings. On April 15 the Council likely will approve a regulation to require the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Individual Responsiblity, Portland, Portland Politics, Privacy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Celebrating “Human Achievement Hour” This Saturday

By Steve Buckstein This Saturday you’ll have the opportunity to vote with your light switches. Either turn your lights off from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time to “show your commitment to climate change action now” or turn your … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Green Energy, North Korea, Progressivism | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Low Carbon Fuel Standard bill bad for Oregon

by Rep. Mike Nearman Well, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard bill, SB 324, passed the House by one vote and is on the way to Governor Kate Brown for her signature. I was proud to have voted no on this. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 4 Comments

Oregon House GOP views on SB 324 (Low Carbon Fuel Std)

Oregon House Republicans “Supporters of SB 324 should be prepared for some hard conversations with constituents” House Republicans’ Call To Halt Program And Prioritize Transportation Package Garners Support From Across The State The Albany Democrat-Herald: “The initiative means well, but … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:25 | Posted in Energy, Environment, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 1 Comment

John Fund: Kitzhaber and the Greedy Greens

by John Fund | National Review Oregon governor John Kitzhaber may have announced that he will resign, but a sweeping FBI investigation of him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, is only getting started. While the story involves personal failings, the … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Energy, Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, Uncategorized | 14 Comments

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