Budget & Tax, Energy

A tale of two sectors

Here’s a tale of two sectors.

Sector One is in a slump, due to declining prices... So, Sector One faces reality and significantly cuts costs. That’s called good sense and responsibility.

Sector Two is facing the same downturn. But its managers and employees stubbornly resist every call to cut spending.

Jonathan Small
June 23, 2017

OPI attack of Devon Energy not based on facts

Good numbers are only good and reliable if they are actually based in reality.

Jonathan Small , Steve Anderson
May 10, 2017
Budget & Tax, Energy

Next steps to end wind tax giveaways

While Oklahomans work hard to make ends meet, wind energy companies continue enjoying lucrative subsidies and tax breaks at the expense of taxpayers.

May 1, 2017

Many misconceptions about benefits of wind industry in Oklahoma

In "Wind power key to state's rural economy" (Point of View, March 4), Beaver County Commissioner Brad Raven outlined reasons he believed industrial wind was good for rural Oklahoma. I'd like to clear up a few misconceptions.

March 13, 2017
Budget & Tax, Energy

It’s Time to Repeal Wind-Energy Tax Incentives

Due to the issue of global warming, or climate change, or catastrophic weather—that is, the claim this real-or-not phenomenon has resulted from mankind’s production of carbon dioxide and the resultant increase in that trace gas’s concentration in the atmosphere—the federal government and many states have encouraged investment in wind-powered electricity generation.

Byron Schlomach
January 1, 2017
Budget & Tax, Energy

Free Market Friday: Decimating wind subsidies

In a report from the state of Oklahoma Incentive Evaluation Commission on the tax credit for zero-emission facilities, the commission made clear that state subsidies for wind power generation in Oklahoma are decimating the state budget.

Jonathan Small
November 4, 2016

Sustainability: The Left’s New Façade

The Sooner State suffers less from eco-apocalypticism than most, but it isn’t immune to environmental groupthink. Look no further than the college campus, where ill-conceived ideologies flourish under the innocent-sounding label of “sustainability.”

Rachelle Peterson
June 1, 2016