Appropriate Energy, Telecommunications and Technology Regulation

An adequate supply of cost-effective energy should be obtained through use of diversified fuel sources—taking advantage of existing technologies, developing new technologies and encouraging efficiency and conservation to provide for the energy needs of the future.  Legislative and regulatory barriers that hinder growth and investment in telecommunications, e-commerce, biotechnology and genetic engineering must be removed.  The private sector should be encouraged to compete aggressively and enforce responsible privacy policies.  State and federal regulations should be harmonized.

  • Support expansion of broadband communications in rural areas
  • Oppose mandating ethanol content in gasoline and reduce or eliminate subsidies for ethanol production
  • End the nuclear energy moratorium
  • Promote cost-effective as well as environmentally conscious energy production
  • Require agency policy and guidance to be adopted as rules so that they have impact statements, hearings, executive and legislative approval