State of Oregon Archives: on Energy & Oil
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.
The following minimum energy efficiency standards for new products are established:
Source: 2013-2014 Oregon Senate & House legislative records
May 30, 2013
- Automatic commercial ice cube machines must
have daily energy use & water use no greater than state-determined applicable values.
- Commercial clothes washers must have a minimum modified energy factor of 1.26 & a maximum water consumption factor of 9.5.
- Commercial pre-rinse spray valves must
have a flow rate equal to or less than 1.6 gallons per minute.
- Commercial refrigerators or freezers must meet the applicable state requirements.
- Illuminated exit signs must have an input power demand of five watts or less per illuminated face.
Metal halide lamp fixtures designed to be operated with lamps rated greater than or equal to 150 watts but less than or equal to 500 watts may not contain a probe-start metal halide lamp ballast.
- Torchieres may not use more than 190 watts.
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
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
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
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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