Arizona's Institute for Energy Policy

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 The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.   
 
      - Henry Hazlitt

Who we are
Arizona's Institute for Energy Policy consists of a group of individuals with no financial stake in Arizona's renewable energy standards, but with experience and training in the area of energy technology and energy economics.  Each member of the Institute is uniquely qualified via educational and business achievement to have a legitimate voice in Arizona's Energy Policy.
Why we do it
The Institute was formed because the current policies of the Arizona Corporation Commission related to mandates for the use of renewable energy are, in our view, counterproductive to the goals of increasing energy security, enhancing the environment, and strengthening our economy.  We see the ACC as lacking the economic and technical training to correctly assess the long run and state-wide economic impacts of their policies.  We are motivated by a sense of civic duty and have no vested interest in the policy outcomes.
What we do
The Institute publishes articles and opinions relevant to Arizona's energy policy.  Some articles are published on this website, but more Institute policy positions can be found at theenergygame.blogspot.com.
What is our goal?
 
The Institute strives to provide clear information to civic leaders and the general public so Arizona can develop sound policies and accomplish its energy, environmental, and economic goals as efficiently as possible.  Plainly stated, our voice is necessary to balance to voices of those in and outside the state who have a vested (self) interest in Arizona's Energy policy.  These special interest groups, despite how altruistic they may sound, consistently put their financial interests ahead of the greater good of the citizens and State of Arizona.  Our goal consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the long range effects of solar mandates; it consists in tracing the consequences of this policy not merely for the solar industry but for all Arizonans.