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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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February 5th, 2016
During the last decade, Colorado has become renowned, and rightly so, for its craft beer mastery.  With more than 230 microbreweries in the state, we have the highest concentration of breweries per capita.  Thank goodness for the vast selection of quality suds, otherwise I might have to purchase New Belgium beers, and become a de [...]
February 4th, 2016
Pushing for bans on fracking or other measures to limit responsible natural resource development will only exacerbate problems at the local level, putting education, infrastructure, and other critical services at risk, on top of the drop noted here in the Denver Post due to commodity prices tanking: Because 97 percent of Platte Valley’s budget comes from [...]
January 27th, 2016
Even small changes to oil and gas regulations can have deep and damaging effects on Colorado’s economy, according to researchers at the University of Colorado: A statewide, 2,000-foot buffer zone between drilling rigs and homes, schools and businesses would take a hammer to Colorado’s oil and gas industry, already reeling from low commodity prices, as well [...]
January 20th, 2016
Independence Institute associate energy policy analyst Simon Lomax has the latest on green billionaire Tom Steyer’s efforts to tilt the legislative balance in Colorado in 2016: San Francisco billionaire activist Tom Steyer is getting more deeply involved in Colorado politics than ever before. After spending more than $350,000 on research and polling in the Centennial State [...]
January 15th, 2016
Costly fees and additional regulations, along with a three year programmatic environmental impact statement: Secretary Jewell Launches Comprehensive Review of Federal Coal Program Implements Pause on New Coal Leasing while Review is Underway; Announces Additional Transparency, Good Government Initiatives to Modernize Program WASHINGTON – Secretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Interior Department will launch a comprehensive review [...]
January 13th, 2016
Oil and gas development contributes a rather large percentage to Colorado’s economic condition, and new numbers confirm its continued importance to the state: A new economic report shows that oil and gas development contributed billions to Colorado’s economy in 2014 generating benefits that researchers conclude “impact every citizen in the state.” Prepared by the Business Research Division [...]
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February 6th, 2016
The “Bundy stand-off” in Oregon at a federal wildlife refuge has triggered (or, rather, re-triggered) questions about the constitutionality of federal land ownership. Westerners in particular question why the federal government should own nearly 30% of the country. In the West, the issue is particularly important. The federal government has title to about half the [...]