Merkley’s war on fossil fuel hurts real middle class

by Wil Keepers An open letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley Senator Merkley, In your recent reelection to the US Senate, you fashioned yourself as firmly rooted in the middle class, as a man who “Has middle class views and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, U.S. Senate | 60 Comments

Veterans expect pro-energy leaders

by Aaron Moran Next year we’ll celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. There have been several major wars in the intervening decades – Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq – and countless smaller conflicts, but, thankfully, … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:37 | Posted in Energy, Jobs, Veterans | 5 Comments

Tell Oregon DEQ you oppose the hidden gas tax!

Oregonians for Sound Fuel Policy The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is adopting rules to implement the costly new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). This “hidden gas tax” will hurt working families and small businesses, and we need your … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Environment, Taxes | 12 Comments

Solar Industry’s Snarky Advertisement

For the past couple of weeks there has been an ad playing on the radio by one of the companies that sell, lease or install solar panels. That ad asks the question as to whether solar power is now so … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Federal Government, Government Waste, Green Energy, Liberalism, State Government | 8 Comments

Fairness should be guide to energy tax reform

by NW Spotlight As the United States came out of its recent recession, 40 percent of the new jobs created between 2007 and 2012 were energy jobs. This one industry sustains our economy more than any other. This makes Wednesday’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:52 | Posted in Energy, Taxes, U.S. Senate | 20 Comments

The PUC Is Right: Some Conservation Projects No Longer Make Sense

The Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) is a nonprofit organization funded by taxes imposed on utility ratepayers. Most of the tax money is spent on subsidies for energy conservation programs. While energy efficiency is a good idea, not all projects pencil out. … Continue reading

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

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

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming, Green Energy, Jobs | 4 Comments

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