HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Question for the DEQ: How much and when?

Written November 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon state government is about to adopt a program to all but stop the use of fossil fuels over the next 28 years. It seems strange that in describing the program for the general public, the administration of Governor Brown never says what this would do to citizens in Albany and elsewhere in the […]


When it’s hot, worry about HB 2021

Written June 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When it’s 104 degrees in the shade outside, and the air conditioning is going full blast inside along with an electric fan, you kind of wonder how all this is going to work out on a similar day 19 years from now. Will there be enough electric power to keep people in the mid-valley from […]


Cap and trade and the price of gas

Written February 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The majority in the Oregon legislature is determined to increase the cost of motor fuels in order to force people to buy and burn less. So in a few years we may look back on the current era as the last time the price of gas in Albany and the rest of the state was […]


Climate change and loss of freedom

Written November 3rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The latest climate change warning from the U.N. makes it clear why its recommendations have to be resisted if we’re to keep what freedoms we have. The report reinforces the impression that while global warming may cause changes in the world, they would be easier to bear than the restrictions that would result from giving the world’s governments more […]


No worries: Not an “oil car”

Written September 9th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

With news photos of controversial oil trains on my mind, I took a closer look at this tank car. It was part of a batch of rail cars the Portland & Western was shifting back and forth at its Millersburg yard on Tuesday afternoon. And no, it was not an oil car at all. Instead, being shunted high above […]


Update on “warming’

Written February 4th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It was only a shower, but it made a fitting background for a couple of points about winter in these latitudes. The main point is that we ought to be glad we still have thermal sources such as coal and natural gas to keep us warm and our houses and work places well lighted. Federal […]


 
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