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  • Pricey Electrification Gets a Boost from Local Media

    Pricey Electrification Gets a Boost from Local Media0

    • February 6, 2024

    Many Democratic lawmakers, climate activists, and progressive academics see so-called beneficial electrification as the wave of the future for climate action. As such, there has been a growing chorus among this community in recent years calling for the end of natural gas heating systems and appliances and propping up their electric alternatives as superior options. Occasionally,

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  • EIA: Renewables Dominate Federal Energy Subsidies

    EIA: Renewables Dominate Federal Energy Subsidies0

    • October 2, 2023

    Corporate welfare has long been a feature of U.S. energy policy. A recent government report highlights how much that corporate welfare redounds to the benefit of wind and solar over the resources that form the backbone of the country’s energy economy. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its latest Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in

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  • Current Pain at the Pump of Preview of Potential Colorado Policy Future

    Current Pain at the Pump of Preview of Potential Colorado Policy Future0

    • February 22, 2023

    Gas prices are high. You probably don’t need me to tell you. It’s plainly obvious that prices at the pump have been steadily creeping up for weeks. But you might not be aware that prices in Colorado have experienced a meteoric rise far beyond what the rest of the country has been experiencing. In fact,

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  • EIA: Coal Still King in Colorado

    EIA: Coal Still King in Colorado0

    • December 7, 2022

    Colorado often fancies itself as a leader in the so-called clean energy transition. And in some ways it has earned that reputation. The state became the first in the nation to enact a renewable portfolio standard by citizen’s initiative, for example, all the way back in 2004. And the Colorado General Assembly routinely passes new

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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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  • Anywhere But Here: The Biden Admin Courts Dictators to Pump More Oil

    Anywhere But Here: The Biden Admin Courts Dictators to Pump More Oil0

    • October 7, 2022

    Rebuffing President Biden’s past hat-in-hand requests for the region to boost production, the 23-member OPEC+ announced this week their intention to slash output by 2 million barrels of oil a day. The move immediately drew the ire of the Biden administration, who is all too aware of what a drastic cut to the global oil

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