“Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.”
Britton (Brit) Naas is a football playing jock turned history, philosophy, and theology nerd, or as his wife says, “the worst kind of nerd.” He studied history and political thought at Concordia University, Irvine, where he thoroughly enjoyed drinking with his professors and reading esoteric literature that no one but everyone should care about. From Herodotus to Thomas (if you know who he’s talking about, his last name needn’t be included), Brit would rather engage an antiquated text over watching television every day of the week. But if he is feeling a bit wild and eccentric, he’ll turn on World War II in Color.
Brit got his start in the policy world when interned for the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer. While working there, his supervisors introduced him to energy policy, and the following summer, II hired him as an intern in the Energy and Environmental Policy Center. He has also worked as a legislative aide for the Colorado, Senate Majority Whip, Senator John Cooke, and he’s a graduate from the Koch Fellowship Program and the American Enterprise Summer Honors Policy Program.
He joins II as the new Future Leaders Program Coordinator, and he will also be helping Damon with operations and working with Amy on energy policy related projects.
The purpose of this blog post is not to state the Independence Institute’s position on Community Choice Energy Programs (CCE). It is, however, written to help foster a better understanding of CCEs and Representative Hooton’s bill HB20-1064: “Public Utilities Commission Study of Community Choice Energy.” If the bill passes, it will not revolutionize the wayREAD MORE
IP-3-2019 (October 2019) Author: Grant Mandigora with contributors: David Wojick, Ph.D., Isaac Orr, Mitchell Rolling, and Brit Naas. DOWNLOAD REPORT (PDF) Executive Summary: Colorado Governor Jared Polis wants to see a renewable energy transition within the next 20 years and has cited future savings as evidence that it should be undertaken. However, he has alsoREAD MORE
The Coalition of Ratepayers is a Colorado non-profit composed of small businesses and individuals. It has been an active party in two electric utility regulatory proceedings: the Rush Creek Wind Farm and the Colorado Energy Plan (CEP). The Coalition first intervened against the Rush Creek Wind Farm, and although the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approvedREAD MORE
Save the Date! Join us for the first ever Colorado Microgrid Summit on Friday, November 8th! We don’t want to be like California. Really. We don’t. The stories and headlines coming out of Golden State are frightening after the nation’s biggest utility Pacific Gas & Electric cut off power to more than a million peopleREAD MORE