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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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  • Energy and Land-Use: Rural Communities Continue to Spurn Renewables

    Energy and Land-Use: Rural Communities Continue to Spurn Renewables0

    • October 14, 2022

    Robert Bryce has a great piece in RealClearEnergy today on the latest land-use conflicts roiling planned wind and solar buildouts across rural middle America. From the piece: The hype about wind and solar energy keeps colliding with the hard reality of land-use conflicts. Nowhere is that more obvious than in Ohio, where 41 townships have

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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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  • Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Nuclear Takes Too Long to Build

    Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Nuclear Takes Too Long to Build0

    • September 28, 2022

    I’ve extolled the virtues of nuclear energy for its reliability, clean emissions, efficient land use, “just transition” potential, and energy security upside on several occasions. I’ve even documented why many of the fears surrounding nuclear and aversion to its deployment are often irrational and misguided. But one of the legitimate, good-faith critiques of nuclear is

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  • China Ready to Ramp Up Nuclear Energy Production, U.S. Must Counter

    China Ready to Ramp Up Nuclear Energy Production, U.S. Must Counter0

    • September 8, 2022

    There’s an arms race afoot in energy production, and the U.S. is at risk of falling behind. No longer are we able to rest on our laurels as the world’s number one producer of oil and gas. Thanks to global commitments to pursue a “clean energy transition”, countries like China have been able to establish

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  • Energy and Land Use: A Sober Look at the Space Needed to Power the Future

    Energy and Land Use: A Sober Look at the Space Needed to Power the Future0

    • August 1, 2022

    Much of the conversation surrounding energy policy in Colorado these days has to do primarily with the emissions currently being produced and ways to continue reducing said emissions. The arguments over the role of various energy sources in getting to a decarbonized future are familiar at this point. But there has been comparatively little discussion

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