A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

When it’s icy: Thoughts about heat

Written December 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The ice storm that shut down this part of Oregon today was a fitting time to think about things, among them the best way to keep from freezing in our homes.

Climate fanatics want us to suffer and freeze

Written December 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Wintertime temperatures don’t keep some of us from riding our bikes. We look forward to warming up again indoors when the ride is done. But these days some activists want to deprive Oregon citizens of convenient and affordable heating at home.

Renewable gas? Company sounds hopeful

Written February 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Northwest Natural, the gas company, is telling customers in Albany and elsewhere that it will be able to supply us with life-saving energy even as the state government is determined to essentially end the use of fossil fuels by 2050. Good luck with that.

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 […]

The Blizzard of ’14

Written February 7th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This winter storm may not become a routine event in western Oregon (we hope). Still, it is a useful reminder of what nature can do, and if we were not fully prepared this time, maybe we’ll do better from now on, or at least as long as we remember the Blizzard of 2014.

Fossil fuels keep us alive

Written December 5th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

This seems like a good time to appreciate fossil fuels. And to think about the president and lesser politicians who are working hard to make our sources of heat either illegal or so expensive that future generations will be helpless in the cold.

Pipeline diggers all over the place

Written August 1st, 2013 by

Up and down the mid-Willamette Valley, along country roads and across grass seed fields, crews have been digging or boring into the ground to bury long sections of 12-inch diameter steel pipe. You can see part of the work in progress off Walnut Drive and Riverside Drive south of Albany as well as along Corvallis Road […]

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