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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.

December 4, 2018

Political disconnect: Paris riots reveal public's unwillingness to accept a carbon tax


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews
December 4, 2018

The French Tell Macron Where to Stick His Gas Tax


French President Macron is shocked his constituents don't want to pay higher taxes so he can claim to be a clean-energy leader. Are U.S. progressives listening?

November 18, 2018

Pipeline Paralysis: The Left's Latest Fossil Fuel Obstruction Tactic


The U.S. economy is growing, in part because of a booming energy industry. Yet, not everyone is pleased and some are looking for and finding ways to throttle fossil fuel production. 

October 24, 2018

Will Californians Strike a Blow for Lower Gas Taxes and Gasoline Prices?


States need to be held accountable for their spending decisions. If they claim they need a gasoline tax increase in order to repair roads, that’s where the money should go. But they won’t do that unless voters hold them accountable, and Californians have a chance to do that in November.

September 20, 2018

Brown's Dream of Banning Fossil Fuels is a 21st Century Pipe Dream


Gov. Jerry Brown is foisting very high prices on Californians by pushing an all-renewable-energy dream, even as he tries to hide the state’s reliance on fossil fuels.

August 30, 2018

Production on the Rise


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Referring to a possible cutoff of Mideast oil, Merrill Matthews, resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas, said the good news is that the United States has the resources and the ability to fill the gap, and rising crude oil prices could serve as the catalyst to do so.

August 28, 2018

Big Coal, RIP


Big coal is dying, despite President Trump's attempts to resuscitate it, and the culprit is not man but ... markets.

August 22, 2018

SoCalGas Helps Put More Ultra-Low Emission NGV Trucks on Road


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

In more recent years federal environmental authorities have worked to keep the proportion of ethanol to gasoline in U.S. supplies at 10%. Generally, the auto and boating industries alike have resisted the use of ethanol, but the Trump administration may be poised to reverse that, according to a commentary on the Institute for Policy Innovation blog by Merrill Mathews, who equates the administration's interest to providing pork barrel offsets to Iowa farmers.

August 17, 2018

Trump Pushes the Ethanol Blend Wall


Increasing the blend wall to E15 means more demand for corn, which means higher prices and more money in farmers’ pockets — or maybe it just offsets some of their tariff-related losses.

July 25, 2018

Trump Accomplished American Energy Dominance - Then Gambled It On A Trade War


If the U.S. and China don’t defuse this conflict, China’s retaliatory tariffs could hammer America’s booming energy industry, wiping out thousands of current or future oil and gas jobs.

 

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