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  • What Not to Do: California Energy Policy Serves As a Warning to Colorado

    What Not to Do: California Energy Policy Serves As a Warning to Colorado0

    • August 31, 2022

    Just days after finalizing a future ban on the sale of gas-powered vehicles, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) sent out a bulletin Tuesday afternoon warning that an expected heat wave posed serious threats to the reliability of the state’s electric grid. Starting tomorrow through Tuesday, California and the West are expecting extreme heat that

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  • Energy Policy Center testimony on HB17-11160

    • March 31, 2017

    Mr. Chairman, members of the committee thank you for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Michael Sandoval. I am the senior energy policy analyst for the Independence Institute, a state-based, free market think tank, headquartered in Denver. The Independence Institute is opposed to HB17-1116 not in intent, but in process. We do think

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  • 30 percent higher average electric rates in states with RPS0

    • December 27, 2011

    The average residential electric rate in states with a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is nearly 30 percent higher than states without an RPS. An RPS is a state based policy that requires electric power “providers to supply a specified minimum amount of customer load with electricity from eligible renewable energy sources,” such as wind or

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