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The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations, and government regulation of global energy markets. IER maintains that freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenges and, as such, are critical to the well-being of individuals and society.

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Mary J. Hutzler, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute for Energy Research, provided testimony before a U.S House Republican forum titled “Biden’s Afghanistan Crisis: Forfeiting U.S. Investment in Critical Minerals to the Taliban.” (10/22/21) Read her written testimony here: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/bidens-afghanistan-crisis-forfeiting-u-s-investment-in-critical-minerals-to-the-taliban/ More on this topic from IER: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/bidens-clean-energy-program-loses-out-on-afghan-lithium/

Oct 27

7 min 49 sec

#81: Todd Myers on unleashing energy innovation https://www.thecgo.org/research/leapfrogging-smart-meters/

Sep 24

41 min 39 sec

#80: David Stevenson on why offshore wind faces lawsuits by IER

Sep 14

31 min 52 sec

#79: Kenny Stein discusses infrastructure spending (8/3/21)

Aug 3

16 min 15 sec

#78: Jason Hayes on Line 5 Links: Why Is Gretchen Whitmer Trying to Shut Down an Essential Pipeline? https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/05/why-is-gretchen-whitmer-trying-to-shut-down-an-essential-pipeline/ Restricting Reliable Energy Sources Is Expensive and Dangerous https://reason.com/2021/05/24/restricting-reliable-energy-sources-is-expensive-and-dangerous/

May 27

31 min 45 sec

#77: Dr. Peter Jacobsen on gasoline shortages, population, and the environment (5/19/21) Links: Why Politicians, Not Hackers, Are to Blame for the Gasoline Shortage https://fee.org/articles/why-politicians-not-hackers-are-to-blame-for-the-gasoline-shortage/ Is Having Children in 2021 Really ‘Environmental Vandalism’?https://fee.org/articles/is-discouraging-people-from-having-children-environmental-vandalism/

May 20

24 min 10 sec

#76: Tom Shepstone on oil and gas in Pennsylvania (5/10/21)

May 10

39 min 22 sec

Dr. David Kreutzer's testimony in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs followed by a discussion of green jobs past and present. Links: 21st Century Communities: Capitalizing on Opportunities in the Clean Energy Economy: https://www.banking.senate.gov/hearings/21st-century-communities_capitalizing-on-opportunities-in-the-clean-energy-economy If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try ‘Green Jobs’ Again: https://spectator.org/biden-green-jobs-infrastructure/

Apr 28

24 min 24 sec

Joakim Book on human progress and sensible environmentalism. Links: Joakim's work at AIER: https://www.aier.org/staffs/joakim-book/ Climate Catastrophism and a Sensible Environmentalism: https://www.aier.org/article/climate-catastrophism-and-a-sensible-environmentalism/ “Sustainability” Misses the Point: https://www.aier.org/article/sustainability-misses-the-point/ Natural Disasters Claim Fewer Lives Thanks to Human Progress: https://www.humanprogress.org/natural-disasters-claim-fewer-lives/ Joakim on Authory: https://authory.com/JoakimBook Twitter: https://twitter.com/joakimbook New article at CapX: https://capx.co/complaints-about-the-generational-divide-obscure-a-much-more-positive-picture/

Apr 20

37 min 50 sec

Since founding PetroNerds, Trisha Curtis has been recognized for her passion and expertise in developing strategies based on micro and macro market intelligence with on the ground intel. Ms. Curtis has a tenacious focus on solving root problems, supporting clients in organizational effectiveness, and developing and implementing growth strategies. She is a trained macroeconomist with a relentless attention to detail. Ms. Curtis has worked across a broad range of companies, both in and outside the energy sector, with a significant focus on US shale, where she is seen as the leading expert and well-regarded industry speaker and commentator. Links: https://petronerds.com

Apr 13

43 min 7 sec

This week we highlight new blogs from IER discussing rising gasoline prices, the aftermath of the Texas blackouts, and Paris going the way of Kyoto. Links: Biden May Get His Wish: $100 Oil on the Horizon https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/biden-may-get-his-wish-100-oil-on-the-horizon/ The Aftermath of the Texas Blackouts https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/the-aftermath-of-the-texas-blackouts/ Paris Is Going the Way of Kyoto https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/paris-is-going-the-way-of-kyoto/

Mar 22

4 min 23 sec

This week we highlight a new blog from IER discussing rising gasoline prices. Plus a new episode of the Plugged In podcast featuring Robert Bryce discussing the Texas blackouts. Blog - Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices Tick Up - https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/gasoline-prices-oil-prices-tick-up/ Podcast - The Plugged In Podcast #71: Robert Bryce on Robert Bryce on Texas, Reliability, and Natural Gas Bans -https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/the-plugged-in-podcast-71-robert-bryce-the-texas-blackouts/

Mar 16

4 min 5 sec

IER’s president Tom Pyle discussed IER’s work on the oil and gas industry’s contributions to the Coronavirus vaccine at a webinar hosted by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association.

Mar 12

5 min 18 sec

Robert Bryce, an Austin-based journalist and author of six books on energy, joins the show to discuss his experience during the texas blackouts and discusses the importance of diversification in energy sources. Links: • This Blizzard Exposes The Perils Of Attempting To ‘Electrify Everything’: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2021/02/15/this-blizzard-exposes-the-perils-of-attempting-to-electrify-everything/?sh=2d53b9047e15 • Juice: How Electricity Explains The World: juicethemovie.com/ • Listen to the Power Hungry Podcast: https://robertbryce.com/power-hungry-podcast/ • Follow Robert Bryce on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pwrhungry

Mar 3

26 min 7 sec

This week the team highlights recent materials focusing on the extreme weather in Texas and the subsequent blackouts that impacted millions of residents. Links • ARTICLE Understanding the Texas Energy Predicament: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/understanding-the-texas-energy-predicament/ • PODCAST The Plugged In Podcast #70: Kenny Stein on the Texas Blackouts: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/the-plugged-in-podcast-70-kenny-stein-on-the-texas-blackouts/

Mar 1

5 min 11 sec

Kenny Stein, IER's Policy Director, joins the show to discuss what went wrong in Texas last week that created conditions for massive blackouts across the state and what Texas can do to avoid future calamities. Links: • Texas Plunges Into Electricity Crisis: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/texas-plunges-into-electricity-crisis/ • Understanding the Texas Energy Predicament: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/understanding-the-texas-energy-predicament/ • Krugman Misses on the Texas Blackout: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/krugman-misses-on-the-texas-blackout/

Feb 24

22 min 50 sec

Paul Craney, Spokesperson of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, joins the show to discuss the Transportation Climate Initiative, what it would mean for New England and the other states involved, and what is being done to stop its implementation. Links: • Follow Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pauldiegocraney • Follow the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MassFiscal • More from the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance: https://www.massfiscal.org/ • More on the TCI from MFA: https://www.massfiscal.org/transportation-climate-initiative-tci • Video of MA Undersecretary for Climate Change David Ismay: "We Have to Break Your Will.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muxVGmgykA4 • More on this issue from IER: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/transportation-and-climate-initiative/

Feb 17

31 min 38 sec

This week the team highlights a recent article focusing on Joe Biden's executive orders aimed at reducing tax deductions utilized by many American energy producers while ignoring the massive subsidies given to renewable energy companies. Links • ARTICLE Biden Directs Federal Agencies to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Tax Deductions: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/biden-directs-federal-agencies-to-eliminate-fossil-fuel-tax-deductions/

Feb 15

1 min 45 sec

This week the team highlights a recent article examining Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf's proposal to institute a severance tax on the state's natural gas producers and what it would mean for energy producers and state residents. Plus, get a preview of the latest episode of the Plugged In podcast featuring IER's Director of Policy Kenny Stein on Biden's day one executive orders. Links • ARTICLE Pennsylvania Should Resist Natural Gas Severance Tax: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/pennsylvania-should-resist-natural-gas-severance-tax/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #68: Kenny Stein on President Biden’s Recent Executive Orders: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/plugged-in-podcast-68-kenny-stein-on-president-bidens-recent-executive-orders/

Feb 8

6 min 39 sec

This week the team highlights a recent article examining Joe Biden's day one executive orders and what they mean for American energy production and prices. Links • ARTICLE Biden Day 1 Executive Orders: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/regulation/biden-day-1-executive-orders/

Feb 1

3 min 49 sec

Kenny Stein, IER's Policy Director, joins the show to discuss recent a slew of executive orders recently promulgated by the Biden administration focused nominally on climate change and what they mean for America's energy prospects. Links: • More from Kenny on Bide'sn day 1 executive orders: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/regulation/biden-day-1-executive-orders/

Jan 29

28 min 9 sec

Paul Gessing, president of New Mexico's Rio Grande Foundation, joins the show to discuss New Mexico's energy portfolio and what possible consequences the state could face from a potential ban on hydraulic fracturing instituted by the Biden administration. Links: • Follow Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pgessing • More from the Rio Grande Foundation: https://riograndefoundation.org/ • Keep up with Paul's latest content from National Review: https://www.nationalreview.com/author/paul-gessing/ • Keep up with Paul's latest content at Rio Grande Foundation: https://riograndefoundation.org/author/gessing/ • More on this issue from IER: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/what-a-biden-harris-fracking-ban-would-mean/

Jan 22

32 min 50 sec

This week the team highlights recent articles focusing on American helium production and potential threats to the domestic industry, as well as a preview of an upcoming episode of the Plugged In podcast featuring Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation. Links • ARTICLE Helium Is Instrumental in Semiconductor Manufacturing: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/helium-is-instrumental-in-semiconductor-manufacturing/ • ARTICLE Oil and Gas Industry Produces Helium Needed in MRI Equipment: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/oil-and-gas-industry-produces-helium-needed-in-mri-equipment/ • PODCAST PREVIEW The latest from Pual Gessing and the Rio Grande Foundation: https://riograndefoundation.org/author/gessing/

Jan 21

1 min 58 sec

This week the team highlights recent articles focusing on local opposition to municipal natural gas bans in California and the contents of the recently passed federal spending bill and what it means for American energy producers and consumers. Plus, get a preview of the latest episode of the Plugged In podcast featuring Dr. Ellen Wald of the Atlantic council discussing oil & natural gas contributions to the COVID-19 vaccine efforts. Links • ARTICLE Fighting Back Against California’s Natural Gas Bans: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/fighting-back-against-californias-natural-gas-bans/ • ARTICLE Congress Extended Tax Credits for Renewables, Despite Their Limited Output: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/congress-extended-tax-credits-for-renewables-despite-their-limited-output/ • ARTICLE Oil and Gas Contributions to Coronavirus Vaccines Policy Brief: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/oil-and-gas-contributions-to-coronavirus-vaccines-policy-brief/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #66: Dr. Ellen Wald on the Role of Plastics in the COVID Response: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/plugged-in-podcast-66-dr-ellen-wald-on-the-role-of-plastics-in-the-covid-response/

Jan 11

7 min 11 sec

Dr. Ellen R. Wald, a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and the president of Transversal Consulting, joins the show to discuss the immense importance of affordable plastics, provided by fossil fuel production, in the roll-out of the various Coronavirus vaccines and what the COVID situation means for the global oil markets moving forward. Links: • Listen to the Energy Week podcast: https://www.energyweekpodcast.com/ • Follow Dr. Wald on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnergzdEconomy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor • More from the Atlantic Council: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/ • Keep up with Dr. Wald's latest content: http://www.ellenrwald.com/ • Follow Dr. Wald's columns in Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ellenrwald/#3794bfcc3eba • Follow Dr. Wald's columns in Investing.com: https://www.investing.com/members/contributors/200161850 • Follow Dr. Wald's columns in Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/authors/ATzDIxjsWCs/ellen-r-wald • Technology Arrives to Capture Stranded Gas: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/technology-arrives-to-capture-stranded-gas/ • More on this issue from IER: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/oil-and-gas-contributions-to-coronavirus-vaccines-policy-brief/

Dec 2020

30 min 39 sec

IER Board of Directors member professor Steven Hayward joins the show to discuss his recent run-in with collegiate 'cancel culture' at Berkley and his thoughts on how this year's events, including the election, will shape energy policy in the year to come up. Links: • Read more about Hayward's cancel culture event: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/steven-hayward/campus-cancel-culture-berkeley/ • Read more from Hayward here: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/author/steven • Read 'Energy in the Executive Branch' by Hayward: https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2020/11/11/energy_in_the_executive_branch_583551.html

Dec 2020

27 min 27 sec

This week the team highlights a recent article detailing Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's efforts to override the state legislature and implement the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)and what the new rules would likely mean for residents of the Keystone state. Links • ARTICLE Pennsylvania Governor Orders RGGI Implementation despite the Legislature: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/pennsylvania-governor-orders-rggi-implementation-despite-the-legislature/

Dec 2020

2 min 41 sec

This week the team highlights recent articles focusing on the United States reducing its carbon emissions again in 2019, and a Thanksgiving-inspired look at what reliable energy allows us to do. Links • ARTICLE U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Fell in 2019, While China’s Increased: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/u-s-energy-related-carbon-dioxide-emissions-fell-in-2019-while-chinas-increased/ • ARTICLE Appreciating Energy Empowerment: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/uncategorized/appreciating-energy-empowerment/

Dec 2020

1 min 28 sec

This week the team highlights recent articles focusing on the United Kingdom's attempt to ban new gasoline and diesel powered vehicles by 2030 and Arizona's newly announced goal of going 'carbon free' by 2050. Plus get a preview of an upcoming episode of the Plugged In podcast featuring Steven Hayward. Links • ARTICLE Britain to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline and Diesel Cars in Just Ten Years: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/britain-to-ban-the-sale-of-new-gasoline-and-diesel-cars-in-just-ten-years/ • ARTICLE Another State Opts to Require Carbon-Free Electricity: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/another-state-opts-to-require-carbon-free-electricity/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/podcast/

Nov 2020

5 min 31 sec

This week the team highlights a recent article focusing on the United State's official withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and new updates to IER's Big Green, Inc. database which tracks spending from major environmental groups. Links • ARTICLE Bidding the Paris Agreement Adieu: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/bidding-the-paris-agreement-adieu/ • DATABASE Big Green, Inc. https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/big-green-inc/

Nov 2020

4 min 24 sec

Hayden Ludwig, an Investigative Researcher at the Capital Research Center, joins the show to discuss his research into the environmental left. The discussion examines the wide swath of environmental groups acting in concert with one another and the phenomena of 'pop-up' environmental groups. Links: • Ludwig's latest writings from CRC: https://capitalresearch.org/person/hayden-ludwig/ • Vist Influence Watch: https://www.influencewatch.org/ • Learn more about Capital Research Center: https://capitalresearch.org/ • Follow the Capital Research Center on Twitter: https://twitter.com/capitalresearch • IER's Big Green, Inc. database: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/big-green-inc/ • Details on California's recent state-sanctioned eugenics policies: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/07/09/200444613/californias-prison-sterilizations-reportedly-echoes-eugenics-era

Nov 2020

35 min 15 sec

This week the team highlights recent articles focusing on Governor Wolf's attempt to push the Regional Green House Gas Initiative into law in Pennsylvania despite push back from the state legislator, as well as the hidden impacts of renewable energy. Plus, get a preview of the latest episode of the Plugged In podcast featuring Nick DeIuliis of CNX Resources. Links • ARTICLE Pennsylvania Governor Orders RGGI Implementation despite the Legislature: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/pennsylvania-governor-orders-rggi-implementation-despite-the-legislature/ • ARTICLE The Environmental Impact of Lithium Batteries: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/the-environmental-impact-of-lithium-batteries/ • ARTICLE America’s Only Offshore Wind Farm Will Go Offline for Expensive Repair: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/americas-only-offshore-wind-farm-will-go-offline-for-expensive-repair/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #63: Nick DeIuliis on Energy, Business, and Politics: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/plugged-in-podcast-63-nick-deiuliis-on-energy-business-and-politics/ • BOOK The Leech: An Indictment of the Evil Sapping America, Depleting Free Enterprise, and Bleeding Producers: https://www.amazon.com/Leech-Indictment-Depleting-Enterprise-Producers/dp/1645720284

Nov 2020

6 min 30 sec

Nick DeIuliis, President and Chief Executive Officer of CNX Resources Corporation, joins the show to discuss what the hydraulic fracturing revolution has meant for Pennsylvania, the rest of the country, and for developing economies around the world. Nick also weighs in on how energy is discussed in the public and political arenas. Links: • Get a copy of The Leech: An Indictment of the Evil Sapping America, Depleting Free Enterprise, and Bleeding Producers: https://www.amazon.com/Leech-Indictment-Depleting-Enterprise-Producers/dp/1645720284 • Learn more about CNX Resources: https://www.cnx.com/about-us • Follow Nick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickDeIuliis • More from IER on Pennsylvania's energy landscape: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/pennsylvanias-phenomenal-increase-natural-gas-production/ • More from IER on the value of hydraulic fracturing: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/ban-hydraulic-fracturing-mean/

Nov 2020

40 min 29 sec

Dr. David Kreutzer, IER's Senior Economist, joins the show to discuss the ramifications of 'climate justice' programs and the undue amount of influence wielded by 'green' lobbyists. Links: • More from Dr. Kreutzer on this issue: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/uncategorized/politics-101-how-lobbyists-special-interests-not-the-poor-will-benefit-in-bidens-climate-justice-plan/ • More on Public Choice theory: https://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/PublicChoice.html • Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006891524/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 • Follow Dr. Kreutzer on Twitter: twitter.com/dwkreutzer • The latest analysis from Dr. Kreutzer: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/about/davidkreutzer/articles/

Nov 2020

24 min 51 sec

This week the team highlights a recent article focusing on the impacts of the Coronavirus lockdowns on energy markets, transportation demand, and infrastructure. Plus, get a preview of the latest episode of the Unregulated podcast where the crew weighs in on the election. Links • ARTICLE Coronavirus Pandemic Is Clobbering Energy Efficiency Crusade: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/regulation/coronavirus-pandemic-is-clobbering-energy-efficiency/ • PODCAST Unregulated Podcast #9: Tom and Mike Reflect on Trump’s First Term: https://www.americanenergyalliance.org/2020/10/unregulated-podcast-9-tom-and-mike-reflect-on-trumps-first-term/

Oct 2020

5 min 27 sec

This week the team highlights recent articles focusing on recent developments in American energy including new LNG infrastructure in Pennsylvania and recent executive orders on offshore development from the Trump administration. Links • ARTICLE Pennsylvania/New Jersey LNG Export Project: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/pennsylvania-new-jersey-lng-export-project/ • ARTICLE Trump’s Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling in Southern States Also Restricts Offshore Wind: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/trumps-ban-on-offshore-oil-drilling-in-southern-states-also-restricts-offshore-wind/

Oct 2020

4 min 26 sec

This week the team highlights a recent article from David Kreutzer that examines the actual impacts of the Obama-Biden stimulus and previews the latest episode of the Plugged In podcast. Links • ARTICLE Politics 101: How Lobbyists & Special Interests, Not the Poor, Will Benefit in Biden’s Climate Justice Plan: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/uncategorized/politics-101-how-lobbyists-special-interests-not-the-poor-will-benefit-in-bidens-climate-justice-plan/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #61: Tom Tanton on the Cost of Total Electrification: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/plugged-in-podcast-61-tom-tanton-on-the-cost-of-total-electrification/

Oct 2020

2 min 36 sec

This week the team highlights recent articles focusing on Sweden's carbon tax policies and how Joe Biden's energy plan is even more aggressive and destructive than California's. Links • ARTICLE Carbon Tax Update, October 2020: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/carbon-tax-update-october-2020/ • NEWSLETTER Sign up for the Carbon Tax Ticker: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/subscribe-now/ • ARTICLE The Biden Energy Plan Is Like California’s—But Worse: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/the-biden-energy-plan-is-like-californias-but-worse/

Oct 2020

9 min 56 sec

Tom Tanton, Director of Science and Technology Assessment for The Energy & Environment Legal Institute, joins the show to discuss his recent report which analyzes the costs associated with total electrification of the economy. Links: • Read the full report, Cost of Electrification: https://eelegal.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/LCOE2-for-posting-9.17.2020.pdf • Highlights of the report from E&E Legal Foundation: https://eelegal.org/press-release-ee-legal-releases-tom-tanton-state-by-state-electrification-costs-report/ • More about California's electrification efforts: https://eelegal.org/gov-newsom-orders-phase-out-of-gas-powered-vehicles/ • Listen to Tom's last appearance on the Plugged In Podcast: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/plugged-in-podcast-59-tom-tanton-on-californias-energy-woes/ • More from The Energy & Environment Legal Institute: https://eelegal.org/ • Follow Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TantonTalkback

Oct 2020

23 min 48 sec

This week the team highlights recent articles focusing on California's wildfires, renewable energy capacity, and other issues facing the state. Plus, get a preview of the latest episode of the Plugged In podcast and a new project from the American Energy Alliance. Links • ARTICLE California Wildfires Raise the Risk of More Rolling Blackouts: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/california-wildfires-raise-the-risk-of-more-rolling-blackouts/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #60: Steffen Henne on Germany's Green Energy Transition: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/plugged-in-podcast-60-steffen-henne-on-germanys-green-energy-transition/ • PODCAST The American Energy Alliance's Unregulated Podcast: https://www.americanenergyalliance.org/2020/09/unregulated-podcast-2-tom-mike-on-trumps-chances-this-november-2/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

Sep 2020

8 min 55 sec

Steffen Henne, Head of Research for the Center for Industrial Progress, joins the show to discuss Germany's ongoing transition to 100% renewable energy and the many issues the transition is causing for the nation's consumers and electric grid. Links: • More about the problems facing Germany: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/checking-in-on-europes-green-utopia/ • Visit the Energy Talking Points project: https://energytalkingpoints.com/ • More from the Center for Industrial Progress: https://industrialprogress.com/ • Follow the Center for Industrial Progress on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoIndustrial

Sep 2020

39 min 11 sec

This week the team highlights recent episodes of the Plugged In Podcast focusing on what is causing California's rolling blackouts. Links • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #59: Tom Tanton on California’s Energy Woes: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/plugged-in-podcast-59-tom-tanton-on-californias-energy-woes/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #58: Travis Fisher on California’s Rolling Blackouts: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/plugged-in-podcast-58-travis-fisher-on-californias-rolling-blackouts/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

Sep 2020

3 min 5 sec

Tom Tanton, Director of Science and Technology Assessment for The Energy & Environment Legal Institute, joins the show to discuss California's recent rolling blackouts and what went wrong with the state's energy policies to get here. Links: • More about the problems facing California: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/renewable-mandates-are-leading-to-electricity-shortages-and-price-spikes-in-california/ • An in-depth explanation of the solar duck curve phenomenon: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/solar-energys-duck-curve/ • More about California's electrification efforts: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/californias-natural-gas-to-electric-future/ • More from The Energy & Environment Legal Institute: https://eelegal.org/ • Follow Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TantonTalkback

Sep 2020

27 min 11 sec

This week the team highlights articles focusing on recent academic papers published on the so-called social cost of carbon and their implications for energy policy, as well as how California's energy policies stack up against their neighbors. Links • ARTICLE The Social Cost of Carbon Fantasy: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/the-social-cost-of-carbon-fantasy/ • ARTICLE Texas Set to Capitalize on California’s Self-Made Electricity Problems: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/texas-set-to-capitalize-on-californias-self-made-electricity-problems/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

Aug 2020

9 min 41 sec

Travis Fisher, CEO of Electricity Consumers Resource Council, joins the show to discuss what is causing California's rolling blackouts and what policies could be implemented to alleviate the stress on the electric grid. Links: • More about the problems facing California: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/renewable-mandates-are-leading-to-electricity-shortages-and-price-spikes-in-california/ • An in-depth explanation of the solar duck curve phenomenon: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/solar-energys-duck-curve/ • More from ELCON: https://elcon.org/ • Follow Travis on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ts_fisher

Aug 2020

13 min 59 sec

This week the team highlights articles focusing on the problems created by California's renewable energy mandates including blackouts and price spikes, as well as Germany's experience with renewable energy mandates and the consequences of their policies. Also, get a preview of the latest episode of the Plugged In podcast featuring Lisa Linowes of Wind Action. Links • ARTICLE Renewable Mandates Are Leading to Electricity Shortages and Price Spikes in California: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/renewable-mandates-are-leading-to-electricity-shortages-and-price-spikes-in-california/ • ARTICLE Checking in on Europe’s Green Utopia: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/checking-in-on-europes-green-utopia/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #57: Lisa Linowes on Wind Industry Subsidies: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/plugged-in-podcast-57-lisa-linowes-on-wind-industry-subsidies/ • REPORT The 100 Percent Renewable Energy Myth: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/the-100-percent-renewable-energy-myth/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

Aug 2020

17 min 25 sec

Lisa Linowes, of WindAction, joins the show to discuss serious problems with the wind energy industry and how government intervention, primarily in the form of the Wind Production Tax Credit and related subsidies, forces disruptive wind energy on consumers across the country. Links: • Editotiral by Linowes on common misconceptions about the Wind industry: http://www.windaction.org/posts/51429-lies-tricks-and-politics-big-wind-s-assault-on-the-truth#.XzwUJ5NKj6g • An in-depth policy brief on Wind Production Tax Credits form IER: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind-and-solar-tax-credits/ • More from Wind Action: http://www.windaction.org/ • Follow Wind Action on Twitter: https://twitter.com/windaction • Learn more about the Wildlife and Community Coalition: https://www.energywildlife.org/

Aug 2020

36 min 49 sec

This week the team highlights articles focusing on Joe Biden's proposal to force America to run on 100% "clean" energy and the immense costs associated with such a transition. Links • ARTICLE Biden’s Costly, Quixotic “Clean Energy” Standard: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/bidens-costly-quixotic-clean-energy-standard/ • ARTICLE A Whacky Report on Total Decarbonization by 2035 That Would Cost Trillions: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/a-whacky-report-on-total-decarbonization-by-2035-that-would-cost-trillions/ • ARTICLE The Siren Song of Wind Power: Impending Competitiveness: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/the-siren-song-of-wind-power-impending-competitiveness/ • REPORT The 100 Percent Renewable Energy Myth: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/the-100-percent-renewable-energy-myth/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

Aug 2020

8 min

This week the team highlights articles focusing on the prevalence of government subsidies for fossil fuel consumption in many developing countries around the world and Milton Friedman's contribution to energy economics. Links • ARTICLE Global Fossil Fuel Consumption Subsidies Declined in 2019; Expected to Decline Further in 2020: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/global-fossil-fuel-consumption-subsidies-declined-in-2019-expected-to-decline-further-in-2020/ • ARTICLE Milton Friedman’s Energy Insight for Today: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/uncategorized/milton-friedmans-energy-insight-for-today/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #40: Steven F. Hayward on Energy and Politics in 2020: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/40-steven-f-hayward-on-energy-and-politics-in-2020/ • BLOG Master Resource a free-market energy blog: https://www.masterresource.org/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

Aug 2020

6 min 51 sec

This week the team highlights an article focusing on renewed efforts of environmentalists to pass a setback rule for energy development in Colorado and provides a preview of the latest episode of the Plugged In podcast featuring a discussion with Kathryn Klaber on the regulatory landscape of Pennsylvania. Links • ARTICLE Shedding Light on the Energy Setback Double Standard: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/shedding-light-on-the-energy-setback-double-standard/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #55: Kenny Stein on Recent Developments in Pipeline Construction: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/plugged-in-podcast-55-kenny-stein-on-recent-developments-in-pipeline-construction/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #56: Kathryn Klaber on Regulation in Pennsylvania: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/regulation/plugged-in-podcast-56-kathryn-klaber-on-regulation-in-pennsylvania/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

Jul 2020

5 min 39 sec