Author Archives: Todd Wynn

The next step? Putting wind energy on trial?

The American Tradition Institute (ATI) is taking on renewable energy mandates in Colorado. Economic analyses have shown that renewable energy mandates like Senate Bill 838 passed in Oregon will have significant negative economic impacts. In addition, it is not the … Continue reading

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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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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!

Check out the rest of the pictures on Cascade’s facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/CascadePolicy

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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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Solar versus nuclear?

Nuclear power has taken a hit recently because of the developing situation in Japan but is solar a viable substitute for the baseload electricity that nuclear provides? Check out what the Wall Street Journal and the National Center For Policy … Continue reading

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Why renewable energy should be like organic food

Perfectly appropriate with Cascade’s recent release of a report showing  the economic cost of FORCING renewable energy is substantial. How about we try the VOLUNTARY approach to renewable energy? httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRpoyVOqB9I

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Do we really need licensing for interior designers?

I mean, really? Click here to see the bill

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