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  • Independence Institute Tells the Public Utilities Commission to Pump the Brakes on De-Facto Gas Ban

    Independence Institute Tells the Public Utilities Commission to Pump the Brakes on De-Facto Gas Ban0

    • September 15, 2022

    The PUC is holding a Zoom public comment hearing on these rules on Monday, September 19th at 9am. People who wish to participate in that hearing can find more information here. They can also submit written comments referencing Proceeding No. 21R-0449G by clicking here. In the 2021 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB21-264,

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  • Study: Shoddy Public Charging Infrastructure Hampers EV Take-Up

    Study: Shoddy Public Charging Infrastructure Hampers EV Take-Up0

    • August 22, 2022

    Policymakers at both the national and state levels are making a concerted effort to encourage the widespread adoption of electric vehicles among the general public. Here in Colorado, the Polis administration has set a goal of having 940,000 EVs on the road by 2030 as part of its plan to electrify the state’s transportation sector

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  • Virginia Regulators Set an Example for Ratepayer Accountability

    Virginia Regulators Set an Example for Ratepayer Accountability0

    • August 11, 2022

    Last Friday, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC)—a regulatory agency that, among other things, oversees the state’s utilities—imposed a strict performance standard that carries financial consequences if a proposed offshore wind project from the state’s largest utility fails to perform. This is a huge win for ratepayer accountability, and it has real implications for customers

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  • Clean and Reliable: The Case for Small-Modular Reactors in Colorado

    Clean and Reliable: The Case for Small-Modular Reactors in Colorado0

    • June 21, 2022

    Electric grid reliability is on the forefront of everyone’s mind following a sobering report from the country’s grid overseer. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), a regulatory body overseeing grid operations across the United States and Canada, warned last month in its latest summer reliability assessment that vast swaths of the West and Midwest

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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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