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The Future? Higher Electricity Rates and More Oregonians on Assistance Programs

The Oregon Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue recently passed Senate Bill 863 (SB 863) which allows electric utilities to increase the amount of funds available for low-income assistance programs. The bill now moves to the Senate floor. Specifically, SB … Continue reading

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Misconceptions, myths and other assertions about renewable energy

Over my almost three years at Cascade Policy Institute, I have noticed that there are many misconceptions, myths and other assertions about renewable energy that need to be cleared up. This blog post is the first of many I hope … 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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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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