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The goal of the Energy Policy Center is to promote a free market in energy production, where no protections, subsidies, or regulations result in energy winners and losers. We advocate that government remain neutral and level the playing field. That way consumers can reap the benefits of a healthy energy market - competition, lower prices, and more options.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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June 24th, 2014
By Henry Zhang On June 17th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly consumer price index report. This included statistics regarding consumer prices in May 2014 and year-to-year inflation. Of note is that in the Western Region[1], from May 2013 to May 2014, electricity prices rose 2.8 percent and total energy prices rose by [...]
May 28th, 2014
Growing transmission costs for wind-generated electricity have prompted Xcel Energy to seek approval for rate hikes to smaller utilities using Xcel’s transmission lines to reach their consumers: Xcel wants the utilities to pay for its costs associated with having supplies of reserve power ready to go in case the wind suddenly dies, said Terri Eaton, Xcel’s [...]
May 5th, 2014
Solar power generating facilities in Southern California have been dubbed “mega-traps” for their ability to attract and kill multiple species in a variety of manners including solar flux injury, also known as “singeing,” according to a report from the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory issued in April. “At times birds flew into the solar flux [...]
April 23rd, 2014
From Watchdog.org: A secret government energy lab here went on heightened alert after one of its employees used Twitter to threaten mass murder against Watchdog reporters, according to internal memos and emails received under the Freedom of Information Act. But the added security measures utilized by the National Renewable Energy Lab weren’t to isolate and chastise staffer [...]
April 22nd, 2014
According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Chipeda Elementary in Colorado’s Mesa Valley School District 51 is not simply a green school; it is in fact a green model for other schools. The USGBC promotes Chipeda as a “case study” of what green schools can achieve in a range of areas, including reduction of environmental impact and lower energy use.1 The case study notes the school is more energy efficient and uses less water than other, comparable schools. Utility data, however, tells a different story. A look at the numbers shows the school actually uses more energy than do its peers.
February 25th, 2014
By Amy Oliver Cooke “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun,” wrote environmental doomsday prophet Dr. Paul Ehrlich in 1975. That’s a cruel statement directed at people who simply want electric lights so their children can read at night, a refrigerator to keep food from spoiling, or [...]
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July 23rd, 2014
Remember that clip from the ages-old education documentary Waiting for Superman, where we’re told that American students are behind the pack in math in almost any way you measure it, except for one: Yes, when it comes to students’ classroom confidence (“I get good marks in mathematics”), a much different story emerges: The USA is [...]