A quest for ‘green liberty’: How America’s eco-republicans are trying to reclaim the right

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By Devin Hartman Originally published in Corporate Knights | January 25, 2024 Corporate Knights reached out to conservatives in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. who are hoping to steer their parties toward a more sustainable future. We asked all three the same question: what is your prescription for green conservatives? Read our introduction here. Political movements are […]


Protecting Consumers by Increasing Competition

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What is this? Earlier today, the Conservative Energy Network joined the Energy Choice Coalition, Heritage Action for America, Conservative Coalition for Climate Solutions, and R-Street Institute, among others, in signing onto a letter urging congressional leaders to “undertake a detailed and objective study of the cost of electricity in the United States.”  This independent study would examine whether the current electricity […]


The Truth on Energy Infrastructure: Regulatory Reform as Important as Cash

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Last week President Biden unveiled his hefty new infrastructure proposal labeled the “American Jobs Plan” with a price tag of over $2.2 trillion dollars. The usual suspects found in any infrastructure bill are there: roads, bridges, ports, and transit systems. Beyond those, the President also aims to tackle drinking water, broadband, and supply chains. At […]


What ‘All of the Above’ Really Means

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By Landon Stevens Last month dozens of people died and millions were left in the dark as historic winter storm Uri hit Texas and the Southern United States. Immediately upon hearing of blackouts sweeping across large swaths of Texas, vocal proponents on both sides of the all-too-politicized energy debate took to social media to point […]


For Republicans, A Chance to Lead on Clean Energy

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By: Mark Pischea, President and CEO, Conservative Energy Network Despite the chaotic nature of the 2020 election and the doom and gloom prognostications of the death of the Republican Party, when the votes were tallied, a different story emerged. Far from being dead and buried, Republicans running down ballot actually outperformed Democrats—they picked up at least six seats in the House and had a historic night in state-level elections, […]


Competition, Not Mandates, Will Secure our Energy Future

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As more consumers demand clean energy, it’s up to markets to respond. However, without policy solutions that advance real competition, and until our state and federal leaders reach consensus to replace our nation’s outdated and costly monopoly utility system, any progress is fleeting—and ratepayers will be stuck with the fallout.


Letter to the Editor: Some Good News On Offer: Solar Powering Our Future

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At the center of powering Ohio’s economic future and job creation will be the continued deployment of renewable energy technologies. Among the uncertainty of today, there is a ray of good news: the Ohio Power Siting Board – the state agency in charge of utility energy projects – has approved yet another significant solar project for Brown and Clermont Counties.


Viewpoint: Now More Than Ever, Energy Security Matters

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As we all react to this new normal and question how we could have prepared better, it’s past time to consider that much like the warnings of epidemiologists about a potential pandemic that went unheeded, energy experts have been raising red flags about the vulnerability of our nation’s electricity system for years.

To effectively meet this challenge and prepare for future crises, we must invest in a more adaptable grid solution, one that emphasizes a diversified energy portfolio of baseload and renewable sources and is structured around a more flexible workforce.


Opinion: The power of collaboration leads to good energy policy

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As we collectively adjust to a new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to also celebrate good news in Iowa. As a member of the Iowa Conservative Energy Forum, I’d like to congratulate all the stakeholders that met over the past year to find a compromise on solar energy policy that works for all Iowans. Senate File 583 was recently signed into law by Governor Reynolds after passing unanimously in both the state House and Senate. This important legislation provides consistency, reliability and the opportunity for solar energy to continue to grow in Iowa.


Commentary: For retired wind turbines, we can find alternatives to landfills

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Many have probably now seen the picture, shared widely on social media, of wind turbine blades being buried in a landfill in Wyoming. The picture highlights a legitimate challenge to wind energy, especially as costs continue to fall and deployment of wind increases across the country. Importantly those challenges, one of them highlighted here, are not a reason to walk away from the table.


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