State Policy Network

Amy O. Cooke
Visiting Energy Policy Fellow

Amy is SPN’s visiting Energy Policy Fellow and oversees the Energy Policy Working Group. For two decades Amy has been a champion of free markets and limited, constitutional government. She is proud to be one of the original state-level, free-market energy policy advocates.

She has authored and contributed to numerous opinion editorials, issue papers, and issue backgrounders. Amy has been published in the Daily Caller, Townhall, Charlotte ObserverRaleigh News and ObserverDurham Herald SunDenver Post, Pueblo Chieftain, Greeley Tribune, Denver Business Journal, Colorado Politics, and The Hill. She has appeared on Fox News,, “Devil’s Advocate,” “Colorado Inside Out,” and “Power Hour.”

She earned a Bachelor of Journalism in magazine journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in American History from the University of Northern Colorado. She currently resides in Colorado.

Op-eds and Commentary

Coastal Residents Are Right to Be Worried About Offshore Wind
Amy O. Cooke in Governing | February 29, 2024

The ‘70s Called Looking for its Energy Policy. We Should Give it Back
Amy O. Cooke in the Washington Examiner | February 16, 2024

North Carolina Gets Energy Policy Right
Amy O. Cooke at RealClearEnergy | January 19, 2024