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Access to abundant, affordable energy is a key factor in economic growth, whether supplying the manufacturing plants of the 20th century or the server farms of the 21st century. Unfortunately, the federal government has placed unreasonable restrictions on domestic exploration and development, and  foreign sources are sometimes actually hostile to our own interests.

New discoveries and innovative technologies have made possible the extraction of enormous new energy resources within the United States. The U.S. possesses not only enormous natural energy resources but also the technology to extract those resources in a responsible manner.

IPI believes that the United States should become as energy self-sufficient as possible, drawing upon a diverse energy base comprised of all possible energy resources. We believe that free people operating within a free economy using voluntary risk capital will out-innovate government-directed central planning funded by taxpayer dollars. The key to energy innovation is abundant capital, a tax system that rewards rather than punishes success, an intellectual property system that allows innovators to own the fruits of their research, and a regulatory environment that balances the needs of our economy with the protection of the environment.

January 18, 2017

Perry Shouldn't Forget to Do These Four Things at the Energy Department


Perry needs to eliminate the many costly and counterproductive activities of the Department of Energy and return the agency to its original mission.

January 2, 2017

Exporting Oil and Natural Gas Will Import Economic Growth


President Barack Obama opened the door to exporting U.S. oil and natural gas; the Trump administration is likely to drive a tanker through it.

December 23, 2016

Lifting Energy Export Ban Fuels Our Economy


What could turn out to be President Obama's most effective economic policies only happened in the twilight of his presidency: ending the 40-year ban on U.S. crude oil exports and approving construction of terminals to export U.S. liquefied natural gas. 

December 18, 2016

Trump Opens The Door To U.S. Energy Independence


President-elect Trump's energy agenda would be a shot in the economic arm. All he has to do is get the government out of the way.

December 13, 2016

EPA Backtracks on Fracking: Political Pressure Likely Driving the Flip


Today’s EPA statement clearly shows the agency’s final position on fracking and drinking water has been co-opted by the environmental movement.

December 9, 2016

On Fracking, EPA Should Stand With the Science


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

In a piece authored for The Hill’s Congress Blog, Merrill Matthews argues that EPA’s final hydraulic fracturing study should keep the conclusion set out in the report’s 2015 draft, in which the agency said it found no evidence fracking has led to “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.”

December 8, 2016

Rethinking the Ethanol Standard


We don’t need to eliminate the ethanol industry, just the mandate to use it. Let consumers decide at the gas pump if they want ethanol in their gasoline.

December 7, 2016

The EPA Will Likely Conclude Fracking Doesn't Affect Drinking Water


The EPA is confirming what scientists have known for years: Fracking poses no harm to water supplies. 

December 6, 2016

Cold, Hard Facts About the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests


If Dakota Access pipeline protesters think North Dakota's cold, wait until they experience the chilly reception from the new administration. 

November 9, 2016

U.S. Carbon Emissions Down to 1991 Levels


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently announced that energy-related carbon emissions for the first six months of this year are down to their lowest level since 1991.

 

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