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When Are Energy-Efficiency Efforts Worth It?

When does “being green” make sense?  Perhaps not as often as you think. Todd Myers, director of the Center for the Environment at Washington Policy Center, recently noted in a Wall Street Journal article that a “key mistake people make when … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of the Incandescent Light Bulb Ban

Under the guise of achieving energy independence and reducing fossil fuel consumption, the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007, which created new energy efficiency standards for numerous household appliances including the incandescent light bulb. In reality, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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