The Best Energy Policy Begins with Us Not Listening to Nuts

Developing an Energy Policy that is affordable, reliable, and secure.

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Conflict sells, but it isn't good policy

If the United States is going to maximize the advancement of our citizens while sustaining harmony with our planet, we have to stop listening to the nuts on the fringes (extreme environmentalists AND climate deniers) when it comes to energy policy and environmental issues.

While conflict sells and garners clicks on social media, it doesn’t drive good policies that help all Americans. It’s time for our country to have an energy policy that is affordable, reliable, secure, and cements us as energy independent.

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Taking a longer look at America’s future, there can be neither sustained growth nor more jobs unless we continue to have an assured supply of energy to run our economy.

Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States

The cost of energy is always a hot topic in summer/winter, and throughout the year folks are always concerned with how much it costs to fill up our cars.

On top of all this, the weather around the world is getting weirder and we are dealing with inflation that is leading our economy into a recession. To have an energy policy that is built for our present and future, we must first understand the elements affecting the cost of our electricity and gas prices.

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The 5 Most Important Factors that Impact Gas Prices

The average American driver spends 2.57% of their monthly income on filling up their gas tank, and the cost we pay at the pump is impacted by all of the following factors:

  1. The price of crude oil. This is the big one. Crude oil is what we refine to make gasoline, and the price of crude oil fluctuates based on a variety of factors including global demand, geopolitical instability, and weather. When crude oil prices increase, so do gas prices.
  2. The cost of refining. It costs money to turn crude oil into gasoline, and those costs can fluctuate based on the price of crude oil and other factors like the efficiency of the refinery. When there’s a lot of crude oil being refined, the costs go down. But if there’s an unexpected outage at a refinery, the costs go up.
  3. Federal and state taxes. Gasoline is taxed by both the federal government and most state governments. The average state gas tax is 31 cents per gallon.
  4. Distribution and marketing costs. Gasoline has to be transported from the refinery to gas stations, and gas station owners have to make a profit. These costs can fluctuate based on the price of crude oil, the efficiency of the transportation system, and other factors. For example, if there’s a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, it could disrupt the supply of gasoline and cause prices to rise.
  5. Seasonal demand. Gasoline demand usually increases in the summer because people are driving more. This can impact prices if there is a shortage of gasoline.
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It’s time for our country to have an energy policy that is affordable, reliable, secure, and cements us as energy independent.

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3 Things Necessary for an Energy Policy that is Affordable, Reliable, and Secure

As the United States looks to address its energy needs in the years ahead, a reasonable approach to energy policy would be to focus on developing domestic energy sources while also promoting energy efficiency and conservation.

  • Continue developing our domestic oil and natural gas resources while speeding up the mass use of carbon-neutral sources. While we must continue to invest in renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and nuclear, we must be realistic about their ability to meet our energy needs in the near-term.
  • Make energy efficiency and conservation a priority. We should pursue policies that incentivize Americans to use less energy, whether it’s through more efficient appliances or steps like better insulating our homes.
  • Reduce energy waste in our economy. Utilize industrial applications to use less energy overall.


Ultimately, our goal as a nation should be to develop an energy policy that is affordable, reliable, and secure.

We CAN still maximize human advancement while sustaining harmony with our home, but time is not on our side.

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The book also serves as a playbook for like minded Republicans that want to transform the party from the extremes of Trump back to a solutions based party that actually gets things done.

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Will Hurd is an amazing writer and person and I expect to see him do great things in the future.

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I hope he considers a run for political office again, I'd vote for him in a heartbeat.

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A life long Republican I had lost hope that I would ever vote Republican again after the extremist views have taken over the party over the last 6 years.

This book covered all my values & concerns in a nuanced way that the majority of politicians today seem incapable of doing.

Hurd has the biography and the charisma and the God-given political chops to put the Republican Party — and the rest of the country — on notice.
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About Will

Will Hurd has spent the past 20 years on the front lines of the most pressing fights facing our nation, in the Middle East, Congress, and the highest levels of business and tech.

Will has spent his life fighting for our country, and he will take those decades of experience with him as he fights for all us.

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I dream of an America where we have the smartest kids in the world. Every child in the U.S., regardless of location or age, should have access to a safe, world-class education.


The choice we face

In every decision we make, we stand at a crossroads. The path of division and quick fixes is well-trodden, but it’s time we consider a different route – one paved with unity and foresight.

Imagine an America where common sense prevails, where policies are crafted with the people’s best interests at heart, and our collective strengths are the foundation of national progress.

This is more than a possibility. It’s a choice we can make right now. By coming together, we have the power to foster a nation that champions innovation, inclusivity, and integrity.

What do we agree on?

Believe it’s important to protect free speech
Believe college education is important for success
Support the development of alternative energy sources
Believe it is essential to maintain Social Security
Support background checks for all gun buyers
Believe that LGBTQ+ individuals should have equal rights
Say it is important for the country to do more regarding race inequality
Are unhappy with the current US economy
Believe the federal government doesn't share enough information
Are concerned about pollution of drinking water
Believe the nation's infrastructure is in need of major repairs
Believe that access to affordable housing is a problem
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You put your family above everything and do everything you can to succeed


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You help others and you're always quick to smile


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You know that we're better together and you are ready to help
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