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 | 18 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 , , , , | 1 Comment

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 | 2 Comments

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

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Energy | 9 Comments

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

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Environment | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

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