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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.

September 28, 2016

Ford Building Cars in Mexico


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews
September 19, 2016

Blame for Ford's Mexico Move Falls On Obama Administration

"By moving their small cars to Mexico, which has skilled but cheaper labor, Ford hopes to break even or make a little profit off of them” said Merrill Matthews.

August 25, 2016

Wind Turbines are Killing Bats by the Hundreds of Thousands


Environmentalists who think that climate change is our most serious threat have themselves become a threat to wildlife vital to the ecosystem.

July 20, 2016

Democrats' Energy Platform Completely Out of Touch With Reality


This month’s Democratic convention will be a hotbed of anti-fossil fuel vitriol. The policy platform, invited speakers, and nominee herself all support a war against oil and natural gas.

July 15, 2016

Democrats' Vision On Fossil Fuels Is Pure Fantasy


If Democrats are successful in their attempt to crush domestic oil and gas, Americans won't switch to renewables; they'll just be forced to buy traditional energy from abroad, including from Russia, Venezuela, and Iran, financially fueling those countries' political mischief.

June 11, 2016

Obama and Clinton Attack the Middle Class


If Obama and Clinton actually worried about the middle class, they would drop their plans and get the government out of the business of choosing energy winners and losers. Because the ultimate losers will be the middle class.

May 18, 2016

Obama's Oil Tax Raises Taxes On The Middle Class - Again


Why does this president keep making life harder for middle class families?

May 10, 2016

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Are Declining--Yet Again


Energy-related carbon emissions have fallen once again, thanks to the free market.

April 28, 2016

The Obama Administration Reneges On Offshore Drilling


The Obama administration’s decision to reverse course and withdraw a proposal to allow oil and natural gas drilling off the southeast Atlantic coast is more about the president’s future than the country’s.

April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day By Protecting The Planet - And Taxpayers


As America celebrates Earth Day, it might be a good time to recall just how much Obama’s desire for a green legacy is costing taxpayers.

 

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