HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Same power, higher prices

Written March 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

As it does once a year, Pacific Power has again reminded its customers that they can pay more for electricity if they wish. Why anyone would wish to do so is hard to imagine. But some people evidently choose the more expensive options, thinking they are doing the environment a favor. But are they really?


Wind farms versus eagles

Written December 8th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

The Obama administration has let it be known that expanding power-generating wind farms is more important than protecting golden and bald eagles. Federal officials announced on Friday (Dec. 6) that wind power companies will be allowed to kill or injure a certain number of eagles for up to 30 years without penalty.


A small town in Germany

Written October 1st, 2013 by

After a few days off for my mother’s funeral in Germany, I’m back at my home laptop with this and that. Here (in the video above) is a quick and very limited look at the little town where I’ve been the last few days. I was struck by, among other things, the development of wind power […]


Ask about dead eagles

Written May 31st, 2013 by

Pacific Power is sending representatives into Oregon neighborhoods to answer questions about renewable energy and its Blue Sky marketing program. The company is sending people postcards announcing the time periods for these visits. On the postcards, a young woman looks very happy while in the background, there’s a wind turbine of the kind providing some […]


 
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