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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.

May 15, 2018

'Fake News' Also Happens When the Media Ignore Important Findings


A recent study found no indication that fracking contaminates groundwater? Didn't hear about it? That's the problem.

May 1, 2018

A Modest Proposal for Reducing U.S.-China Trade Tensions


U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are meeting to resolve trade tensions. One way to do that is for China to import more U.S. oil and natural gas.

May 1, 2018

Russian Trolls Are Pitting Americans Against Energy Industry


Russian internet trolls didn’t limit their mischief to the last presidential election.

March 27, 2018

Arctic Sea Ice Has Been Declining, But Maybe Not Why Critics Think


There are multiple non-human-caused factors that affect Arctic sea ice: Here two of them.

March 14, 2018

Gasoline - Not Corn Alcohol - Belongs In Our Fuel Tanks


The RFS is the latest phase in Congress's decades-long support for the ethanol industry. The problem is that support has outlived its usefulness.

February 27, 2018

Gas Exports Become a Force for World Peace and a Cleaner Environment


Three reasons why we should cheer the fact that China is importing liquefied natural gas.

February 15, 2018

Time to Rethink the Renewable Fuel Standard


If ever a federal program had outlived its usefulness, it’s the government’s support for ethanol.

January 23, 2018

Renewables Aren't Up to the Job; We Need to Tap the World's Vast Fossil Fuel Resources!


Energy independence for the U.S. alone is still years away -- and may never arrive if we rely solely on renewables. But thanks to free trade, energy independence for North America is within our grasp.

January 23, 2018

Trump Tries to Save U.S. Solar but May Kill It Instead


President Trump has imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and solar cells, but is that an effort to save the solar industry or undermine it?

January 3, 2018

U.S. Trade Agreements: Reasons For Restraint


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

As Merrill Matthews of the Institute for Policy Innovation noted in a Jan. 2 Wall Street Journal op-ed column, NAFTA participants Canada, Mexico and the United States are codependent on energy and benefit from the trade agreement’s tariff terms.

 

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