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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.
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Washington, DC

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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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@IERenergy

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English

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(202) 621-2950


Episodes

#12: Stephen Moore on trade, energy, and his new book Trumponomics

12/10/2018
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Alex and Jordan sit down with economist and former Trump advisor Stephen Moore to discuss his new book "Trumponomics" as well as pressing issues in trade and energy. Links: • Get a copy of "Trumponomics": https://www.amazon.com/Trumponomics-Inside-America-Revive-Economy/dp/1250193710 • Moore's latest from the Heritage Foundation: https://www.heritage.org/staff/stephen-moore

Duration:00:30:42

#11: Colin Grabow, of the Cato Institute, on the Jones Act and energy

11/26/2018
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Alex sits down with Colin Grabow, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, to discuss problems with the Jones Act and the law's impact on American energy. Links: • More from Colin on issues surrounding the Jones Act: https://www.cato.org/blog/jones-act-isnt-working-just-ask-its-supporters • Details about Cato's upcoming event on the Jones Act: https://www.cato.org/events/jones-act-charting-new-course-after-century-failure • Lean more about...

Duration:00:16:40

#10: Don Watkins, of the Center for Industrial Progress, on energy, culture, and human flourishing

11/16/2018
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Alex and Jordan sit down with Don Watkins, the Director of Education at the Center for Industrial Progress, to discuss the "anti-human" attitudes of the green movement and the importance of ideas in the energy debate. Links: • The official summary of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, edited by Don Watkins: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MCFF-two_sheet_20170315.pdf • Lean more about the Center for Industrial Progress: http://industrialprogress.com/

Duration:00:38:28

#9: Isaac Orr, of the Center of the American Experiment, on energy in Minnesota

11/13/2018
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Alex and Jordan sit down with Isaac Orr, a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, to discuss energy policy in Minnesota and the trend of premature retirement of coal fired power plants across the country. Links: • More from Isaac on premature retiring of coal plants: https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/how-to-prevent-the-premature-retirement-of-coal-fired-power-plants • Lean more about the Center of the American Experiment:...

Duration:00:22:07

#8: Krisztina Pusok on CAFE, SAFE, and American consumers (11-05-18)

11/5/2018
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Alex and Jordan sit down with Krisztina Pusok, Director of Policy and Research at the American Consumer Institute, to discuss the Trump administration's plans to replace the Obama-era Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. Links: • SAFE: A Sane Approach to U.S. Consumer Vehicle Safety, written by Krisztina Pusok https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2018/10/11/safe_a_sane_approach_to_us_consumer_vehicle_fuel_efficiency_110351.html • More from the American Consumer Institute...

Duration:00:18:33

#7: Todd Myers from Washington Policy Center on the Washington state carbon tax vote (10-22-18)

10/22/2018
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Alex and Jordan sit down with Todd Myers, the Director of the Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center, to discuss the Washington State ballot initiative to impose a carbon tax on the state. Links: • A Citizens' Guide to Initiative 1631: to impose a state carbon tax on energy use in Washington state, written by Todd Meyers https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/detail/citizens-guide-to-initiative-1631-to-impose-a-state-carbon-tax-on-energy-use-in-washington-state •...

Duration:00:24:17

#6 - Kelly Sloan, of the Centennial Institute, on Colorado’s Energy Sector and Prop. 112 (10-18-18)

10/18/2018
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Kelly Sloan, Energy and Environment Fellow at the Centennial Institute, joins the Plugged In podcast to break down a measure on Colorado’s ballot in November impacting the state’s oil and gas industry. Sloan discusses the impact this measure would have on the state and why even those outside of Colorado should be watching this proposition as it would have far-reaching consequences.

Duration:00:22:38

#5: Paul Driessen on the looming corporate scandal at Bloom Energy (10-4-18)

10/3/2018
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We sit down with Paul Driessen, a senior policy advisor with the Center For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)and with Defense of Free Enterprise, to discuss the impending corporate scandal surrounding Bloom Energy. Links: • Paul Driessen's latest on Bloom Energy https://townhall.com/columnists/pauldriessen/2018/09/22/bloom-energys-tangled-web-n2521444 • Full video of the recent Heritage Foundation panel on Bloom Energy...

Duration:00:24:09

#4: IER staff on NEPA reforms (8-23-18)

8/23/2018
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IER's policy team discusses problems with the the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)and the potential for reform. Learn more about NEPA here: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/regulation/delays-lawsuits-and-immigration-controls-the-many-abuses-of-nepa/

Duration:00:13:39

#3: Dr. Robert Murphy on carbon taxes (8-21-18)

8/21/2018
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Alex and Jordan sit down with IER’s Senior Economist Dr. Robert Murphy to discuss carbon taxes. Links • Robert Murphy on IPCC data https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/using-ipcc-defeat-un-climate-agenda/ • The Case Against a U.S. Carbon Tax https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/case-against-us-carbon-tax • Robert Murphy on climate insurance https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/uncategorized/switching-markets-save-15-percent-climate-insurance/ • The...

Duration:01:05:05

#2: IER staff on CAFE changes (8-6-18)

8/6/2018
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IER's policy team discusses possible impacts of recently proposed changes to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

Duration:00:18:48

#1: Kenny Stein on Kavanaugh (8-2-18)

8/2/2018
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IER's director of policy, Kenny Stein, discusses key rulings issued by Brett Kavanaugh and what his appointment to the Supreme Court would mean for the energy sector.

Duration:00:37:51