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  • Road to renewable energy is filled with potholes of ‘magic thinking’

    Road to renewable energy is filled with potholes of ‘magic thinking’0

    • August 16, 2017

    by Michael Sandoval Stanford University professor Mark Jacobson’s “roadmaps” for states to reach a 100 percent renewable energy portfolio by 2050 has become the new benchmark for aspiring politicos who hope to chart their own political course with promises to bring their states and eventually the entire United States to green salvation. Among them, U.S.

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  • Fawning media can’t hide the failure of subsidy-rich solar

    Fawning media can’t hide the failure of subsidy-rich solar0

    • June 16, 2017

    The corporate favoritism through subsidies showered on wind and solar by governments has been significant.

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  • Storing freedom

    Storing freedom0

    • February 4, 2017

    For as much as Colorado might fancy itself the next Silicon Valley, the state is stuck in a time warp when it comes to electricity service providers. Could a modest bill regarding residential battery storage spark change for 1.4 million Xcel Energy and 93,000 Black Hills Energy ratepayers? Colorado’s investor owned utility (IOU) monopoly model

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  • Time for Colorado Energy Office to receive more than an audit

    Time for Colorado Energy Office to receive more than an audit0

    • January 31, 2017

    The Colorado Energy Office continues to show some irregularities in its spending and handling of tens of millions of dollars, according to a newly released performance audit. A 2011 Independence Institute investigation of the CEO, formerly the Governor’s Energy Office, sparked the call for a 2012 audit by the Office of the State Auditor that

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  • Seizing power: Hick may issue exec order to slash emissions

    Seizing power: Hick may issue exec order to slash emissions3

    • August 23, 2016

    Developing story One of the worst kept secrets in Colorado energy policy circles finally is public thanks to PoliticoPro. Governor John Hickenlooper has floated a draft executive order to slash carbon emissions from the power generating sector by 35 percent by 2030, as compared to 2012 levels. Doing his best President Obama impersonation, the Governor

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  • Energy Policy Center Report: Electricity Rates Skyrocket across all Colorado Sectors

    Energy Policy Center Report: Electricity Rates Skyrocket across all Colorado Sectors0

    • March 8, 2016

    Data obtained by the Independence Institute from the Energy Information Administration and the U.S. Census Bureau showed an increase in electricity rates for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation sectors throughout the state contributing to the across-the-board growth in prices.

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