Energy Powers Life

From living longer, reducing poverty and improving our quality of life, the advancement of the human condition has coincided with our willingness to harness the benefits of abundant, reliable and affordable energy resources.

Combating Energy Poverty

Energy helps us maintain our quality of life, and it’s the key to helping those in developing countries improve theirs.

Navajo Nation

Fossil fuels bring jobs and livelihoods to people across the country, often in the most needed places.

Economic Freedom Leads to Cleaner Air

Data from the Fraser Institute and the World Health Organization show that economic freedom, prosperity, and air quality are tightly correlated around the world.

Energy 101: Where Electricity Comes From

We use electricity for almost everything — from basics like running water and lights to luxuries like smartphones. But where do we get the fuel that powers the electric grid?

Energy 101: Why We Need Electricity

Without reliable and affordable electricity, life would look a lot different. We use it from almost everything, from running water and heating our homes to our smartphones.

Energy 101: Energy Density

Why can't we just replace fossil fuels with renewables at the touch of a button? The answer is simple: energy density, or the amount of land it takes to generate energy.

Energy 101: Mining and Rare Earths

Converting our natural resources to energy requires a lot of raw materials, including rare earth minerals, from other countries — especially in the case of wind and solar power.

Energy 101: Environmental Technology

What's made our air safe – among the cleanest in the world! — while our energy and economic needs have grown? American innovation. Watch to learn how!


Showing how abundant, reliable and affordable energy helps us live longer and live better

Life:Powered is a national initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to raise America's energy IQ. We exist to inform the national discussion about energy and the environment and advocate for policies that promote economic freedom and advance the human condition. By utilizing our abundant, reliable and affordable energy resources, we promote human health, combat poverty, and improve the quality of life for all people.


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Combating Energy Poverty

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Economic Freedom Leads to Cleaner Air

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