Lars Larson: Cylvia Hayes profiting from ‘low carbon fuel’ pillow talk

by Lars Larson We all heard a lot about Cylvia Hayes, the girlfriend of Governor John Kitzhaber, who scored more than 80 thousand dollars in consulting contracts, by using her position as a so-called energy advisor to the governor. In … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:55 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Energy, Gov. Kitzhaber, Green Energy | 4 Comments

Oregon: Get ready for the bad news energy bills

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregonians are about to be reminded that elections do matter. At least 45 bills relating to energy have already been introduced for the 78th Legislative Assembly. Most, if enacted, will be bad news for Oregon’s economy. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Government Regulation, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session | 53 Comments

Obama on oil: I DID build that!

by NW Spotlight After years of zigging and zagging on energy policy, President Obama has final found a strategy he can embrace: take credit for what other people are doing. That’s the key takeaway from the State of the Union … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:59 | Posted in Economy, Energy, President Obama | 4 Comments

Tide Goes Out on Ocean Energy

By Kathryn Hickok A new report released by Cascade Policy Institute concludes that the public-private partnership Oregon Wave Energy Trust has failed to achieve a return on public investment. The Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) is a nonprofit, public-private partnership … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Environment, Government Waste, Green Energy, Natural Resources, Oregon Government, State Government | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Upcoming Legislative Session: Expect carbon tax & attack on kicker

by Sen. Doug Whitsett On the eve of the 2014 election, I had high expectations. I had hoped that the widely predicted national Republican wave would wash over Oregon and result in the kinds of leadership changes so desperately needed … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Environment, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Taxes | 15 Comments

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 | 67 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 | 7 Comments

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