State of Oregon Archives: on Energy & Oil


Jason Conger: Voted NO on electronic energy efficiency standards

SB 692: Requires Certain Electronics to Meet Energy Efficiency Standards (Bill Passed House, 40-19); Conger voted Nay.
Source: 2013-2014 Oregon Senate & House legislative records May 30, 2013

John Kitzhaber: Making renewable energy in state also keeps dollars in state

An economy of innovation is within our reach--a low carbon economy--one that leads the way in manufacturing and designing products that use less energy; one that rewards efficiency rather than excess. Oregon companies supplying Oregon companies--where communities capture their local value streams--their energy savings, wind, sun, forest slash--and drive their economies by keeping that value at home instead of those dollars leaking out into the world economy for imported energy.
Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release, "Oregon Jobs" Apr 13, 2011

Ron Wyden: Biomass is a clean energy source & a job machine

In his opening remarks, Huffman wasted no time linking Wyden to Oregon's long-term unemployment problems. "It is no coincidence that during (Wyden's) term, Oregon unemployment is above the national average," Huffman said.

The two went on to outline their plans to foster small businesses in the face of a lousy economy. Huffman said that he believes in a moratorium on new federal regulations on businesses, a payroll tax holiday and an extension of the Bush tax cuts would help small businesses survive the downturn. "I believe small business is the most important employer in this state," he said.

Wyden pointed to his bipartisan work on a bill to help small businesses finance equipment they need to grow and his support of biomass as a job machine that would greatly benefit Southern Oregon. Wyden criticized the Obama administration's lumping biomass in with fossil fuels in terms of pollutants. "(Biomass) is a clean energy source for our state," he said.

Source: Mail Tribune coverage of 2010 Oregon Senate debate Oct 22, 2010

Bruce Broussard: Team with business for hybrid vehicles and renewables

Bruce Broussard has great respect for Oregon’s unique blend of natural resources and natural talent. We have a smart, creative base of human resources in Oregon that can boost our ailing economy. We’ve seen ways in which creativity has come to blend these forces and given rise to technologies such as hybrid vehicles, better use of renewable/unlimited energy sources, sustainable building designs, and recycled textiles. We are on the cutting edge here in Oregon. We have a great opportunity to bring the power and energy of ingenuity and respect for the environment together with business to create new jobs for Oregonians.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, broussardfororegon.com Aug 11, 2004

Winona LaDuke: Support alternative energy & industrial hemp

If she’s elected vice president, LaDuke says, she would lobby Congress to halt corporate subsidies and give the money to rural and urban communities in need of revitalization. She would encourage public agencies and private companies to work together to explore alternatives to nuclear energy, such as wind and solar power, and would promote recycling and the growing of industrial hemp.
Source: The Oregonian, “Activist Fire” Jul 12, 2000

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