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Center for Energy Independence

Center Vision

American ingenuity and entrepreneurialism have transformed American energy in the past decade. Our country has moved from a position of chronic energy dependency to true energy independence. The American energy sector has achieved a generational strategic goal: making the oil-producing tyrannies and autocracies, from Russia to Saudi Arabia, Venezuela to Iran and beyond, effectively irrelevant. Our American energy sector has achieved something else as well: in providing abundant and affordable energy to American homes and communities, it has opened up new vistas of American dreams and opportunities. That’s freedom. The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) will research and develop policies to support energy freedom.

Policy Priorities

  • U.S. energy independence
  • A secure and resilient U.S. energy sector
  • A predictable and efficient permitting process
  • A level playing field for all sources of energy to compete
  • Increased energy exports and international energy dominance
  • Realistic, fact-based, and economically viable solutions for complex environmental problems
  • Energy policies that help America’s most vulnerable and end energy poverty—ensuring that every American has access to affordable, reliable energy

Research

The Honorable Rick Perry

Chairman, Center for Energy Independence

Beatrice Brooke

Policy Analyst, Center for American Prosperity and Center for Energy Independence