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  • Translating Obama’s energy policy0

    • January 26, 2012

    President Barack Obama will be in Colorado today at Buckley Air Force Base promoting his new “all-of-the-above” energy policy. He’s delivering his remarks to a “closed audience” that includes “local energy stakeholders” (translation: rent seekers). We acquired a “fact sheet” about the President’s new direction for energy on which his speech will be based. Since

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  • Questions about Baker's ability to serve on the PUC0

    • January 25, 2012

    Conventional wisdom in energy policy circles says that Governor John Hickenlooper will re-appoint current Public Utilities Commissioner Matt Baker to another four-year term on the PUC. His State Senate confirmation will be a mere formality, but it shouldn’t be. Serious questions linger about his lack of honesty regarding energy costs and his ability to be

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  • Questions about Baker’s ability to serve on the PUC0

    • January 25, 2012

    Conventional wisdom in energy policy circles says that Governor John Hickenlooper will re-appoint current Public Utilities Commissioner Matt Baker to another four-year term on the PUC. His State Senate confirmation will be a mere formality, but it shouldn’t be. Serious questions linger about his lack of honesty regarding energy costs and his ability to be

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  • Rate increase request exposes hypocrisy of tiered rates0

    • January 12, 2012

    Xcel Energy’s recently denied $142 million interim rate increase request exposes the hypocrisy of tiered rates, which were implemented out of fear that high demand would require the building of additional power plants. Yet, more than 37 percent or $52.6 million of Xcel’s request was to cover the cost of excess capacity. In other words,

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  • Rare economic honesty regarding Canada’s green machine0

    • January 10, 2012

    Sound familiar? fuel switching promise of green jobs that never materialize no cost-benefit analysis or business plans refusing to allow “cost-cutting alternatives that would have saved ratepayers at least $8-billion.” allowing the “green-industry lobby to dictate the structure of the province’s electricity sector in its favour.” “high level of fiscal negligence and abuse of process”

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  • Rare economic honesty regarding Canada's green machine0

    • January 10, 2012

    Sound familiar? fuel switching promise of green jobs that never materialize no cost-benefit analysis or business plans refusing to allow “cost-cutting alternatives that would have saved ratepayers at least $8-billion.” allowing the “green-industry lobby to dictate the structure of the province’s electricity sector in its favour.” “high level of fiscal negligence and abuse of process”

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