Speak up for sound state and national energy polices!

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Politicians, their environmentalist handlers, political pundits, and most news media outlets have relentlessly worked to convince the American public that the vast majority of us are “all in” on renewable energy. Further, they would have the … Continue reading

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Feds protecting wind farms killing of eagles

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Paul Domski is a falconer and a bird lover. And he really doesn’t like wind farms or the federal government’s recent decision to protect wind energy companies for up to 30 … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:12 | Posted in Energy, Federal Government, Green Energy | 8 Comments

Oregon families paying too much at the gas pump

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden As summer driving season gets underway and chaos builds in the Middle East, families in Oregon continue to pay more and more at the gas station every time they fill up the tank. Everywhere I go … Continue reading

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There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute

By John A. Charles, Jr. Last month, Oregon’s first commercial “wave energy” project near Reedsport was officially abandoned. The lead developer, New Jersey-based Ocean Power Technologies, had been promoting a utility-scale power project featuring 100 buoys, each weighing 260 tons. That … Continue reading

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Walden presses Obama to stop natural gas export delays

by NW Spotlight With Congressman Greg Walden’s leadership, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed a bill last week (H.R. 6) to prevent the Administration from sitting on natural gas export permit applications. The longest pending permit? Nearly 900 … Continue reading

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California cap and trade plan a warning for Oregon

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Carbon taxes: redistribution of wealth from the private sector to government coffers – unmatched by any previous government scheme for raising taxes. The California Assembly enacted its “Global Warming Solutions Act”, in 2006. The law mandates … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Overreach, Taxes | 4 Comments

Green Data Center Bill Is Just More “Greenwashing”

By William Newell In February, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 4126. This bill would allow utilities to purchase renewable energy certificates, or RECs, to meet Oregon’s renewable portfolio standards, rather than actually purchasing electricity produced by renewable sources. The … Continue reading

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