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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.

June 16, 2019

Debunking Democrats' Claims About Fossil Fuel Tax Breaks

Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden hopes to pay for his version of the Green New Deal by eliminating the subsidies and tax breaks given to the fossil fuel producing industry, and he’s not alone.

June 12, 2019

Stock Alert: Toyota Considers a Money-Losing Electric Vehicle Strategy

Toyota stock may struggle in the near future as the company decides to dramatically crank up its electric vehicle production.

June 10, 2019

Trump's Climate Modeling Reform Scorches His Critics

by Merrill Matthews, H. Sterling Burnett

In an effort to improve the science used by regulatory agencies, the Trump administration has made, and is still making, adjustments in the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies approach climate change and make the predictions that drive climate policies. Not everyone is pleased, to put it mildly.

May 30, 2019

Iran Can Rattle Sabers But Not Oil Prices

The Iranian government is rattling sabers once again. In years past those tensions would have sent world oil markets into a panic. Not so this time around. 

May 28, 2019

Trump's Climate Modeling Reform Heats Up His Critics

President Trump is making changes in how the EPA deals with climate change because the climate change models are not very reliable—just like some environmental reporters.

May 3, 2019

Ending Steel Tariffs Would Reduce the Cost of Energy

President Donald Trump’s trade war is a little over a year old, so it’s a good time to review its impact -- especially since he is rattling the steel-tariffs sword once again.

April 9, 2019

What Happens When Electric Cars Run Out of Taxpayer Juice?

Electric vehicles aren't very popular now, and may be even less so if their taxpayer-provided subsidies are cut.

April 4, 2019

How Conservative Texas Legislators Protect Business Rather Than Free Markets

Some conservative Texas lawmakers this legislative session are presenting us with not one but two examples of confusing business protection with free-market support. This is unfortunate, but it may provide an object lesson in the difference between being pro-market and pro-business.

March 27, 2019

Fuel Standards to Prevent Overdependence on Foreign Oil Are Out of Date

The Trump administration is trying to strike a blow for rational and honest government, so you know it’s getting a lot of pushback.

February 17, 2019

Steel Tariffs Steal Your Gasoline Savings

President Trump’s pro-energy policies are on a collision course with his protectionist policies. Let’s hope, for the sake of the economy and energy independence, his energy policies prevail.

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