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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

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

#44: The Mercatus Center's Adam Thierer on the Impacts of the Precautionary Principle (2-20-20)

2/20/2020
Adam Thierer, a Senior Research Fellow at George Mason's Mercatus Center, joins the show to discuss how the precautionary principle has shaped today's energy landscape and the profound benefits of permissionless innovation. Links: • The latest from Adam: https://www.mercatus.org/scholars/adam-thierer#0 • More about the Mercatus Center: https://www.mercatus.org/ • More from Adam about permissionless innovation: https://permissionlessinnovation.org/ • Get the book Permissionless Innovation:...

Duration:00:41:17

#43: David T. Stevenson, of CRI, on the Transportation & Climate Initiative (2-13-20)

2/13/2020
David T. Stevenson, of the Caesar Rodney Institute, joins the show to discuss the Transportation and Climate Initiative and what a regional tax on energy would means for consumers in New England and the Mid-Atlantic region. Links: • TCI 101, a brief explainer of the Transportation and Climate Initiative: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/regulation/tci-101/ • An in-depth policy brief on TCI form IER:...

Duration:00:30:19

#42: Andrew Wheeler on the rule-making process and the role of EPA (2-4-20)

2/4/2020
Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, joins the show to discuss recent changes to federal regulations, his views on the proper role of the agency, and the dramatic betterment of air quality in America. Links: • More from Administrator Wheeler on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule change: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-and-army-deliver-president-trumps-promise-issue-navigable-waters-protection-rule-0 • More on the American air quality trends:...

Duration:00:24:44

#41: Kenny Stein on the Transparency in Energy Production Act(1-29-20)

1/29/2020
Kenny Stein, IER's Policy Director, provided testimony before the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives House Natural Resources Committee regarding the "Transparency in Energy Production Act of 2020" on 1/28/20. The Congressional video record begins several sentences into his testimony. Read his full testimony form the link below. • Read his written testimony here:...

Duration:00:05:49

#40: Steven F. Hayward on energy and politics in 2020 (1-3-20)

1/3/2020
The team talks with IER Board of Directors member professor Steven Hayward about the issues facing California’s electric grid and why he thinks the environment is too important to be left to the environmentalists. Links: • Read more from Hayward here: www.powerlineblog.com/archives/author/steven • More on California's grid issues here: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/pge-service-disruptions-shows-flaws-with-government-regulation/

Duration:00:22:53

#39: Paige Lambermont on hydropower regulations (12-18-19)

12/18/2019
Paige Lambermont joins the show to discuss hurdles preventing greater development of America's hydro-electric capabilities. The team also takes a look at the history of American hydropower and possible paths for greater expansion. Links: • A Review of the Impacts of Government on Hydroelectric Power Generation and Development: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/water/a-review-of-the-impacts-of-government-on-hydroelectric-power-generation-and-development/ • A primer on...

Duration:00:11:25

#38: George Stark of Cabot Oil and Gas on the natural gas industry (12-11-19)

12/11/2019
George Stark, the director of external affairs at Cabot Oil & Gas, joined the show to discuss how American natural gas is powering communities across the globe even as politicians put up roadblocks to energy security at home. Links: • Learn more about Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation: https://www.cabotog.com/ • Learn more about Cabot’s community outreach initiatives: https://www.cabotog.com/our-community/outreach-and-education/ • More on pipeline issues in New England from IER:...

Duration:00:29:47

#37: Jennifer Fielder on wildfires and problems with federally controlled public lands (12-5-19)

12/5/2019
Jennifer Fielder, CEO of American Lands Council and the incumbent state senator fo Montana's 7th senate district, joins the show to discuss the problems associated with federally owned public lands and free-market-oriented solutions. Links: • More about the American Lands Council: http://www.americanlandscouncil.org/ • Entrust our public lands to local management that cares:...

Duration:00:44:54

#36: Bill desRosiers of Cabot Oil & Gas on developing the Marcellus Shale (11-26-19)

11/26/2019
Bill desRosiers, the external affairs manager of Cabot Oil & Gas, joined the show to discuss how technological innovation has unleashed American energy and the impacts developing the Marcellus Shale has had on the surrounding areas. Links: • Shale Gas News radio show: https://soundcloud.com/shalegasnews • Learn more about Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation: https://www.cabotog.com/ • Learn more about Cabot’s community outreach initiatives:...

Duration:00:31:39

#35: Thomas Eiden on Nuclear Regulations and Nuclear Medicine (11/6/19)

11/19/2019
Government regulations often encompass far more than they were initially intended to, and that is especially true in the energy space. Many energy regulations have grown to encompass adjacent industries. Nuclear technology has numerous applications beyond the weapons and energy sectors. One such application is nuclear medicine, where isotopes produced in a nuclear reactor are used for medical imaging and treatment purposes. This is a space in which it is difficult for a private company to...

Duration:00:32:38

#34: Kenny Stein to Indiana’s 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force(10-30-19)

10/30/2019
Kenny Stein, IER's Policy Director, provided testimony before Indiana’s 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force on 10/17/19 on the dangers of adding unwarranted renewables to the electric grid. • IER's study on the levelized cost of electricity: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IER_LCOE2019Final-.pdf • More on wind and solar tax credits from IER: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind-and-solar-tax-credits/ • Watch video of...

Duration:00:14:19

#33: Kenny Stein on the disruptions in Saudi Arabia and American energy security (9-20-19)

9/20/2019
Kenny Stein, IER's Policy Director, joins the show to discuss the recent events in Saudi Arabia that disrupted global oil markets and how growing domestic production has made America energy secure. • More on the American oil production here: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/the-u-s-is-awash-in-oil/

Duration:00:25:18

#32: Robert Bryce on natural gas pipelines in New York (9-11-19)

9/11/2019
Robert Bryce, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins the show to discuss how New York state's electric grid is struggling due to artificial barriers blocking desperately needed natural gas erected by state politicians. Links: • More from Bryce on this issue: https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/andrew-cuomo-natural-gas-pipeline-permits-blocked/ • Bryce's latest from the Manhattan Institute: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/expert/robert-bryce • Juice: How Electricity Explains...

Duration:00:23:13

#31: Professor David Dismukes on his recent research regarding PURPA (8-14-19)

8/14/2019
Professor David Dismukes joins the show to discuss his recent findings highlighting the need for reforming outdated provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) passed in 1978. • Full text of Dismukes' paper(The Urgency of PURPA Reform to Assure Ratepayer Protection): https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/purpa-report-2019_df.pdf • Summary of the key findings by IER's Kenny Stein:...

Duration:00:29:36

#30: Robert L. Bradley, Jr. on energy policy from the 70s to today (7-24-19)

7/24/2019
IER founder and CEO Robert L. Bradley, Jr. joins the show for a wide-ranging discussion on the history of American energy policy from the 1970s and the 73' Oil Crisis to today and the Green New Deal. Links: • MasterResource.org, a free-market energy blog curated by Bradley: https://www.masterresource.org/ • PoliticalCapitalism.org, a website providing additional resources related to Bradley's books: https://www.masterresource.org/ • Robert Bradley's latest commentary at the Institute for...

Duration:00:50:41

#29: Kenny Stein on the Trump administration's ACE Rule (7-10-19)

7/11/2019
Kenny Stein, IER's Policy Director, joins the show to discuss the recent Affordable Clean Energy(ACE) rule from the Trump administration's EPA and what the future looks like for American coal. • More on the ACE rule here: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/epa-rolls-back-the-clean-power-plan-creating-the-affordable-clean-energy-rule/

Duration:00:17:24

#28: Mary J. Hutzler on the levelized cost of electricity (6-26-19)

6/26/2019
Mary J. Hutzler, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at IER, discusses the recently released report on the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE), published by IER and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy, which found the true cost of renewable energy to be higher than popularly portrayed. • One page overview of the LCOE study: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/LCOEStudyOnePager.pdf • Full study:...

Duration:00:20:57

#27: Jordan McGillis on carbon taxes (6-19-19)

6/19/2019
Jordan McGillis, a policy analyst at IER, discusses his recent paper on problems with carbon tax proposals. • Jordan's paper on carbon taxes: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Carbon-Tax-Policy-BriefFinalText-1.pdf • More on problems with carbon tax proposals from IER's Robert Murphy: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/new-study-admits-even-modest-carbon-tax-would-hurt-the-next-two-generations/

Duration:00:48:02

#26: Mark P. Mills, of the Manhattan Institute, on the new energy economy (6-5-19)

6/5/2019
Mark P. Mills, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins the show to discuss his recent report on the so-called "new energy economy" and the realities that make plans like the Green New Deal completely unrealistic. Links: • Full Report: "The 'New Energy Economy': An Exercise in Magical Thinking" https://www.manhattan-institute.org/green-energy-revolution-near-impossible • Learn more about the Manhattan Institute: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/ • IER' report on the levelized...

Duration:00:38:52

#25: Robert Murphy on the economics of climate change at Connecticut College (5-30-19)

5/30/2019
IER's senior economist Bob Murphy recently visited Connecticut College to present on the economics of climate change. His lecture addresses the disconnect between "mainstream" climate models and proposals like the Green New Deal. Links: • More from the talk: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/what-i-told-college-students-about-the-economics-of-climate-change/ • Robert Murphy on IPCC data:...

Duration:00:40:38