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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.

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.

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@IERenergy

Language:

English

Contact:

(202) 621-2950


Episodes

The Energy Update - Week of January 11th, 2021

1/11/2021
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...

Duration:00:07:10

#66: Dr. Ellen Wald on the role of plastics in the COVID response (12-22-20)

12/22/2020
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:...

Duration:00:30:36

#65: Steven F. Hayward on running afoul of campus cancel culture (12-16-20)

12/16/2020
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 •...

Duration:00:27:25

The Energy Update - Week of December 14th, 2020

12/14/2020
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/

Duration:00:02:40

The Energy Update - Week of December 7th, 2020

12/7/2020
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:...

Duration:00:01:27

The Energy Update - Week of November 30, 2020

11/30/2020
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:...

Duration:00:05:30

The Energy Update - Week of November 16, 2020

11/18/2020
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/

Duration:00:04:23

#64: Hayden Ludwig on the environmental movement (11-18-20)

11/18/2020
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:...

Duration:00:35:11

The Energy Update - Week of November 9, 2020

11/13/2020
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:...

Duration:00:06:29

#63: Nick DeIuliis on energy, business, and politics (11-12-20)

11/12/2020
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:...

Duration:00:40:26

#62: David Kreutzer on fighting privilege and defending markets (11-3-20)

11/3/2020
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:...

Duration:00:24:49

The Energy Update - Week of October 26, 2020

10/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:05:26

The Energy Update - Week of October 19, 2020

10/22/2020
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:...

Duration:00:04:26

The Energy Update - Week of October 12, 2020

10/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:02:35

The Energy Update - Week of October 5, 2020

10/9/2020
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:...

Duration:00:09:55

#61: Tom Tanton on the cost of total electrification (10-5-20)

10/5/2020
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:...

Duration:00:23:46

The Energy Update - Week of September 14, 2020

9/18/2020
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:...

Duration:00:08:55

#60: Steffen Henne on Germany's green energy transition

9/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:39:08

The Energy Update - Week of August 31, 2020

9/4/2020
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:...

Duration:00:03:05

#59: Tom Tanton on California's energy woes (9-2-20)

9/2/2020
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:...

Duration:00:27:08