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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.

November 14, 2017

U.S. Carbon Is Down, While World Carbon Is Up


The Bonn climate conference has been criticizing the U.S., which has been reducing carbon emissions, for being uninterested in standing with polluters that claim to be interested.  

November 14, 2017

Taking Back Renewable Energy's Taxpayer-Funded Honeypot


Governments shouldn’t be in the business of picking winners and losers. Companies need to compete without taxpayer subsidies, letting consumers determine which companies — and industries — thrive and which don’t survive.

November 3, 2017

Perry's Plans to Revive Coal Would Kill Aspirations for a Free Market


Perry's proposal would put the government's thumb on the scale for coal. When the Trump administration decides it wants to help coal, or any other industry, it's already on the path to the same kinds of crony capitalism it criticized from the Obama administration. 

October 27, 2017

Democrats Dig for Russian Connection and Uncover Environmentalists


When you dig a hole you sometimes run across things you wish had remained buried.

September 28, 2017

Survey: Electric Vehicles Fail to Spark Consumer Sales


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The Chevy Bolt, touted by electric car advocates as the plug-in electric vehicle for the masses, has yet to make significant inroads into overall car and truck sales.

September 28, 2017

US Energy Is Surviving Hurricane Season Unscathed


The hurricanes have undoubtedly been devastating, but they proved that the energy sector is strong — and getting stronger.

August 30, 2017

Environmentalists Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies


Americans want a clean and healthy environment. But until some of the most outspoken environmentalists abandon the inconsistencies and hypocrisies, the public is likely to continue tuning them out.

August 29, 2017

President Trump Was Right About China and the Paris Agreement


Trump isn't bringing coal back, China is, thanks to the Paris climate agreement.

August 8, 2017

Energy Independence Is Close, but Not Close Enough


The U.S. is becoming a net natural gas exporter, which is one step closer to energy independence.

August 1, 2017

Why So Many Americans Ignore (Fake) Science


The public is increasingly immune to doom-and-gloomers who use fake science, or fad science, to make outlandish claims because the "experts" so often reverse themselves within a few years.

 

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