Monthly Archives: March 2011

Did you know that Oregon has a carbon “tax”?

In 1997, Oregon passed the nation’s first law (House Bill 3283) regulating and attempting to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The law set up a carbon dioxide emission standard was established by HB 3283 which applies to baseload gas plants, non-baseload … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged movie BOOKED at Fox Tower theater in Downtown Portland

Last Friday the distributor of Atlas Shrugged contacted me to say that our efforts to get the movie in Portland had paid off. He booked the movie into the Regal Fox Tower Stadium 10 theater in Downtown Portland for opening … Continue reading

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Drilling in Anwr?

Rep. Don Young of Alaska makes a speech on the house floor about oil production in the United States. His bill, HR 6107, the American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act, would open ANWR and use the approximately $200 billion … Continue reading

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Oregon’s K-12 Power Struggle

The Willamette Week published an excellent article yesterday that exposes the ugly politicization of K-12 education in Oregon. The bottom line is that Oregon’s biggest teachers union, the OEA, which gives more money in political contributions per teacher than any … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged the movie coming April 15

Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged, is finally coming to the silver screen. Whether you’ve read the 1,000-plus page book or not, you won’t want to miss Part 1 of the film, which debuts around the country the weekend of … Continue reading

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Proponents of federal “clean” energy standard should take lessons from Oregon

In the State of the Union address on January 25, President Obama proposed that the federal government impose an 80 percent renewable energy standard by the year 2035. This policy would FORCE utilities and thus ratepayers to pay for politically … Continue reading

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House Bill 2992 would classify hydroelectricity as renewable energy

Oregon does not currently classify hydroelectricity as renewable energy. This means the state’s renewable energy goals mandated by the legislature in 2007 will be reached by expanding expensive and inconsistent energy sources such as wind energy. House Bill 2992 would … Continue reading

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Cascade places freedom billboards around Portland!

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Oregon Catalyst features new Cascade report on renewable energy

http://oregoncatalyst.com/8204-darker-side-green-tens-thousands-lost-jobs-oregonians-pay-electric-bills.html Oregon Transformation makes a blog post on Oregon Catalyst describing the impacts of restrictive energy policies on the Oregon economy. These results came from our recently released economic analysis showing that renewable mandates imposed by the Oregon legislature in … Continue reading

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Nuclear reactions?

This is a good Reason Foundation article  on the future of nuclear power following the Japanese situation. “The main problem with energy supply systems is that for the last 100 years, governments have insisted on meddling with them, using subsidies, setting rates, … Continue reading

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