Plugged In
Plugged In
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.
#75: Dr. David Kreutzer on green jobs past and present (4/28/21)
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: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try ‘Green Jobs’ Again:
Apr 28
24 min
#74: Joakim Book on human progress and sensible environmentalism
Joakim Book on human progress and sensible environmentalism. Links: Joakim's work at AIER: Climate Catastrophism and a Sensible Environmentalism: “Sustainability” Misses the Point: Natural Disasters Claim Fewer Lives Thanks to Human Progress: Joakim on Authory: Twitter: New article at CapX:
Apr 20
37 min
#73: Trisha Curtis on oil markets and the current regulatory environment
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:
Apr 13
43 min
The Energy Update - Week of March 22nd, 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 The Aftermath of the Texas Blackouts Paris Is Going the Way of Kyoto
Mar 22
4 min
The Energy Update - Week of March 15th, 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 - Podcast - The Plugged In Podcast #71: Robert Bryce on Robert Bryce on Texas, Reliability, and Natural Gas Bans -
Mar 16
4 min
#72: Tom Pyle speaks to the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (3-12-21)
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
#71: Robert Bryce on Texas, Reliability, and Natural Gas Bans(3-3-21)
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’: • Juice: How Electricity Explains The World: • Listen to the Power Hungry Podcast: • Follow Robert Bryce on Twitter:
Mar 3
26 min
The Energy Update - Week of March 1st, 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: • PODCAST The Plugged In Podcast #70: Kenny Stein on the Texas Blackouts:
Mar 1
5 min
#70: Kenny Stein on the Texas blackouts(2-24-21)
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: • Understanding the Texas Energy Predicament: • Krugman Misses on the Texas Blackout:
Feb 24
22 min
#69: Paul Craney on the Transportation Climate Initiative(2-17-21)
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: • Follow the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance on Twitter: • More from the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance: • More on the TCI from MFA: • Video of MA Undersecretary for Climate Change David Ismay: "We Have to Break Your Will.": • More on this issue from IER:
Feb 17
31 min
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