Oregon State University

Editorials from around Oregon

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:


The Bend Bulletin, Oct. 11, on zapping proposal for charging stations

Electric cars may someday rule the road. It won't happen if there aren't enough places for them to plug in.

But who should pay for the charging stations?

Both Pacific Power and Portland General Electric have proposals before Oregon's Public Utility Commission that would allow them to pass the cost of building about a half a dozen charging stations apiece to their ratepayers.

They may only be pilot programs, but it's the wrong model. It's wrong for ratepayers to underwrite the expansion of the monopoly that electrical utilities...