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  • California Finalizes Gas-Vehicle Ban. Is Colorado Next?

    California Finalizes Gas-Vehicle Ban. Is Colorado Next?0

    • August 24, 2022

    In 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D.) signed an unprecedented executive order banning the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks after 2035. The order was then kicked to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a state regulatory agency dedicated to air pollution, to formalize the rules in order to make Newsom’s decree a reality.

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  • Study: Shoddy Public Charging Infrastructure Hampers EV Take-Up

    Study: Shoddy Public Charging Infrastructure Hampers EV Take-Up0

    • August 22, 2022

    Policymakers at both the national and state levels are making a concerted effort to encourage the widespread adoption of electric vehicles among the general public. Here in Colorado, the Polis administration has set a goal of having 940,000 EVs on the road by 2030 as part of its plan to electrify the state’s transportation sector

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  • California, Germany Finally Receive Nuclear Energy Wake-up Call

    California, Germany Finally Receive Nuclear Energy Wake-up Call0

    • August 16, 2022

    Though it may not seem like it at first glance, the state of California and the country of Germany share some uncanny characteristics, particularly when it comes to energy policy. Both fancy themselves pioneers in the green energy transition, and both punch above their weight with their respective abilities to influence surrounding governments to adopt

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  • California’s failed EV mandates; no one wants them

    California’s failed EV mandates; no one wants them0

    • February 4, 2019

    California’s electric vehicle mandates aren’t working admits Mary Nichols who heads up the powerful California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to a recent Reuters report. “‘The strategies that we’ve used up until now just haven’t been effective,’ Mary Nichols, the head of the California Air Resources Board.” The stunning confession comes as Colorado’s regulatory agencies

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  • The socialization of Colorado’s auto market

    The socialization of Colorado’s auto market0

    • February 4, 2019

    With the swipe of their pens, Governor John Hickenlooper started, and Governor Jared Polis is completing what is essentially the socialization of Colorado’s automobile market. Through two executive orders, the Governors have directed the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) to follow California’s emissions standard that includes mandating

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  • Our 5th Californian of the Year nominee is…

    Our 5th Californian of the Year nominee is…0

    • January 1, 2019

    The Independence Institute is proud to announce its fifth of five nominations for 2018’s Californian of the Year. This coveted recognition goes to the Coloradan who best exemplifies the effort to change our once liberty-loving Colorado into the command-and-control state of California. We believe in the Colorado Culture where we crave the freedom to make

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