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  • Community Choice Programs: The Future of Energy in Colorado?

    Community Choice Programs: The Future of Energy in Colorado?0

    • March 10, 2020

    The purpose of this blog post is not to state the Independence Institute’s position on Community Choice Energy Programs (CCE). It is, however, written to help foster a better understanding of CCEs and Representative Hooton’s bill HB20-1064: “Public Utilities Commission Study of Community Choice Energy.” If the bill passes, it will not revolutionize the way

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  • PUC Sunset Review: ‘The Turducken Act of 2019 (With a Slice of PUC-in Pie)’

    PUC Sunset Review: ‘The Turducken Act of 2019 (With a Slice of PUC-in Pie)’0

    • May 4, 2019

    On the last day of the 2019 legislative session State Representative Hugh McKean (R-Loveland) moved the most appropriate amendment of the session to rename SB19-236 the PUC Sunset Review bill to the “TURDUCKEN ACT of 2019 (With a Slice of PUC-in Pie). A Turducken is a chicken stuffed into a duck, stuffed inside a turkey.

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  • A Solution that Protects Liberty and Our Electricity

    A Solution that Protects Liberty and Our Electricity0

    • December 21, 2018

    Fifth article in our series about microgrids By: Casey Freeman Contributor: Brit Naas Security concerns surrounding America’s electric grid steadily grow as attacks and the threat of an attack increase. In 2015, Ukraine was victim to a large scale cyberattack on its electric grid, which resulted in 225,000 people without power. The attack has been

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  • Ripe for Change: It’s Time to Consider Microgrids

    Ripe for Change: It’s Time to Consider Microgrids0

    • December 14, 2018

    Fourth article in our series about microgrids. What received a D+ rating and is in need of major updates and improvements? No, not the Denver Broncos’ coaching staff! The answer is the U.S. electric grid. The United States electric grid is still an engineering marvel, but much of it was built before the twenty-first century,

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  • Microgrid Technology: The Option for the Individual

    Microgrid Technology: The Option for the Individual0

    • December 12, 2018

    Third article in our series about microgrids By Casey Freeman The combination of new technology and the free market has given average people access to goods and services that until recently were readily available only to the upper echelons of society.  For example, ordering a nice car to your door to chauffer you around town

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  • Don’t be dull, embrace microgrids

    Don’t be dull, embrace microgrids0

    • November 12, 2018

    By Casey Freeman First article in our series about microgrids Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy are Colorado’s two regulated electric monopolies. Xcel is the larger of the two and provides retail service to the greater Denver Metro Area, Greeley, and Grand Junction, while Black Hills services Pueblo and the surrounding area. These utilities operate

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