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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

#78: Jason Hayes on Line 5 (5/27/21)

5/27/2021
#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/

Duration:00:31:42

#77: Dr. Peter Jacobsen on gasoline shortages, population, and the environment (5/19/21)

5/20/2021
#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/

Duration:00:24:08

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

5/10/2021
#76: Tom Shepstone on oil and gas in Pennsylvania (5/10/21)

Duration:00:39:18

#75: Dr. David Kreutzer on green jobs past and present (4/28/21)

4/28/2021
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/

Duration:00:24:21

#74: Joakim Book on human progress and sensible environmentalism

4/20/2021
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/...

Duration:00:37:47

#73: Trisha Curtis on oil markets and the current regulatory environment

4/13/2021
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...

Duration:00:43:03

The Energy Update - Week of March 22nd, 2021

3/22/2021
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...

Duration:00:04:22

The Energy Update - Week of March 15th, 2021

3/16/2021
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...

Duration:00:04:05

#72: Tom Pyle speaks to the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (3-12-21)

3/12/2021
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.

Duration:00:05:18

#71: Robert Bryce on Texas, Reliability, and Natural Gas Bans(3-3-21)

3/3/2021
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:...

Duration:00:26:05

The Energy Update - Week of March 1st, 2021

3/1/2021
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:...

Duration:00:05:11

#70: Kenny Stein on the Texas blackouts(2-24-21)

2/24/2021
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/ •...

Duration:00:22:48

#69: Paul Craney on the Transportation Climate Initiative(2-17-21)

2/17/2021
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...

Duration:00:31:35

The Energy Update - Week of February 15th, 2021

2/15/2021
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/

Duration:00:01:45

The Energy Update - Week of February 8th, 2021

2/8/2021
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:...

Duration:00:06:39

The Energy Update - Week of February 1st, 2021

2/1/2021
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/

Duration:00:03:48

#68: Kenny Stein on president Biden's recent executive orders(1-29-21)

1/29/2021
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/

Duration:00:28:07

#67: Paul Gessing on the role of oil & gas in New Mexico's economy (1-22-21)

1/22/2021
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:...

Duration:00:32:47

The Energy Update - Week of January 18th, 2021

1/21/2021
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...

Duration:00:01:58

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