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  • Polis and Ganahl Spar Over Colorado Energy Policy

    Polis and Ganahl Spar Over Colorado Energy Policy0

    • October 17, 2022

    A conflict of visions was on display last night at the Colorado gubernatorial debate hosted by the Colorado Springs Gazette. That conflict was readily apparent during the discussion of energy issues facing Colorado. The section on energy runs from 39:48-45:12. Some highlights: -Republican candidate Ganahl called for encouraging local oil and gas production which she said

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  • Fudging the Numbers: How Colorado Policymakers Mislead on Energy Costs

    Fudging the Numbers: How Colorado Policymakers Mislead on Energy Costs0

    • October 12, 2022

    An increasingly common theme of the energy policy debate here in Colorado, particularly among renewables advocates, is the trumpeting of cost statistics purporting to show the affordability benefits of transitioning to wind and solar over legacy fossil fuel plants. Take, for instance, a recent statement made by Governor Jared Polis during a gubernatorial debate late

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  • Virginia Governor Offers Leadership on Nuclear Energy Innovation, A Balanced Approach to Decarbonization

    Virginia Governor Offers Leadership on Nuclear Energy Innovation, A Balanced Approach to Decarbonization0

    • October 10, 2022

    Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R.) released his 2022 energy plan early last week, and it offers a refreshing vision of sobriety on energy policy. The plan, designed to reevaluate that of his Democratic predecessor released in 2020, calls for an “all of the above” energy strategy using a variety of generation sources, from hydrogen to

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  • Comparing 2022 Gubernatorial Nominees’ Plans to Eliminate Colorado’s Income Tax

    Comparing 2022 Gubernatorial Nominees’ Plans to Eliminate Colorado’s Income Tax0

    • October 10, 2022

    The 2022 Republican nominee for governor of Colorado, Heidi Ganahl, has proposed eliminating Colorado’s income tax, calling it a “big bold idea to take us to zero income tax.” On September 30th at a gubernatorial candidates’ forum hosted by Colorado Concern, the moderator, Dean Singleton, pressed Ganahl on her plan for accomplishing this. In response,

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  • The Real-World Costs and Consequences of Restricting Natural Gas

    The Real-World Costs and Consequences of Restricting Natural Gas0

    • September 16, 2022

    Apropos of next week’s hearing at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission—in which the PUC plans to take public comment on a proposed rule that would dramatically affect natural gas line extensions—news out of New England offers a grim look at the consequences of underrating sufficient natural gas capacity. Per the Washington Examiner: Authorities in New England are staring

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  • Independence Institute Tells the Public Utilities Commission to Pump the Brakes on De-Facto Gas Ban

    Independence Institute Tells the Public Utilities Commission to Pump the Brakes on De-Facto Gas Ban0

    • September 15, 2022

    The PUC is holding a Zoom public comment hearing on these rules on Monday, September 19th at 9am. People who wish to participate in that hearing can find more information here. They can also submit written comments referencing Proceeding No. 21R-0449G by clicking here. In the 2021 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB21-264,

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