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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.

Latest Episodes

The Energy Update - Week of October 19, 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: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/trumps-ban-on-offshore-oil-drilling-in-southern-states-also-restricts-offshore-wind/

4 min1 w ago
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The Energy Update - Week of October 19, 2020

The Energy Update - Week of October 12, 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 Podcast #61: Tom Tanton on the Cost of Total Electrification: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/plugged-in-podcast-61-tom-tanton-on-the-cost-of-total-electrification/

2 min2 w ago
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The Energy Update - Week of October 12, 2020

The Energy Update - Week of October 5, 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: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/the-biden-energy-plan-is-like-californias-but-worse/

9 min3 w ago
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The Energy Update - Week of October 5, 2020

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

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: https://eelegal.org/press-release-ee-legal-releases-tom-tanton-state-by-state-electrification-costs-report/ • More about California's electrification efforts: https://eelegal.org/gov-newsom-orders-phase-out-of-gas-powered-vehicles/ • Listen to Tom's last appearance on the Plugged In Podcast: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/plugged-in-podcast-59-tom-tanton-on-californias-energy-woes/ • More from The Energy & Environment Legal Institute: https://eelegal.org/ • Follow Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TantonTalkback

23 min3 w ago
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#61: Tom Tanton on the cost of total electrification (10-5-20)

The Energy Update - Week of September 14, 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: Steffen Henne on Germany's Green Energy Transition: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/plugged-in-podcast-60-steffen-henne-on-germanys-green-energy-transition/ • PODCAST The American Energy Alliance's Unregulated Podcast: https://www.americanenergyalliance.org/2020/09/unregulated-podcast-2-tom-mike-on-trumps-chances-this-november-2/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

8 minSEP 19
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The Energy Update - Week of September 14, 2020

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

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 Industrial Progress: https://industrialprogress.com/ • Follow the Center for Industrial Progress on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoIndustrial

39 minSEP 12
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#60: Steffen Henne on Germany's green energy transition

The Energy Update - Week of August 31, 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: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/plugged-in-podcast-58-travis-fisher-on-californias-rolling-blackouts/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

3 minSEP 4
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The Energy Update - Week of August 31, 2020

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

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: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/solar-energys-duck-curve/ • More about California's electrification efforts: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/californias-natural-gas-to-electric-future/ • More from The Energy & Environment Legal Institute: https://eelegal.org/ • Follow Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TantonTalkback

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

The Energy Update - Week of August 24, 2020

This week the team highlights articles focusing on recent academic papers published on the so-called social cost of carbon and their implications for energy policy, as well as how California's energy policies stack up against their neighbors. Links • ARTICLE The Social Cost of Carbon Fantasy: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/the-social-cost-of-carbon-fantasy/ • ARTICLE Texas Set to Capitalize on California’s Self-Made Electricity Problems: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/texas-set-to-capitalize-on-californias-self-made-electricity-problems/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

9 minAUG 28
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The Energy Update - Week of August 24, 2020

#58: Travis Fisher on California's rolling blackouts (8-27-20)

Travis Fisher, CEO of Electricity Consumers Resource Council, joins the show to discuss what is causing California's rolling blackouts and what policies could be implemented to alleviate the stress on the electric grid. 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: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/solar-energys-duck-curve/ • More from ELCON: https://elcon.org/ • Follow Travis on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ts_fisher

13 minAUG 28
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#58: Travis Fisher on California's rolling blackouts (8-27-20)

Latest Episodes

The Energy Update - Week of October 19, 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: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/trumps-ban-on-offshore-oil-drilling-in-southern-states-also-restricts-offshore-wind/

4 min1 w ago
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The Energy Update - Week of October 19, 2020

The Energy Update - Week of October 12, 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 Podcast #61: Tom Tanton on the Cost of Total Electrification: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/plugged-in-podcast-61-tom-tanton-on-the-cost-of-total-electrification/

2 min2 w ago
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The Energy Update - Week of October 12, 2020

The Energy Update - Week of October 5, 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: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/the-biden-energy-plan-is-like-californias-but-worse/

9 min3 w ago
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The Energy Update - Week of October 5, 2020

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

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: https://eelegal.org/press-release-ee-legal-releases-tom-tanton-state-by-state-electrification-costs-report/ • More about California's electrification efforts: https://eelegal.org/gov-newsom-orders-phase-out-of-gas-powered-vehicles/ • Listen to Tom's last appearance on the Plugged In Podcast: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/plugged-in-podcast-59-tom-tanton-on-californias-energy-woes/ • More from The Energy & Environment Legal Institute: https://eelegal.org/ • Follow Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TantonTalkback

23 min3 w ago
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#61: Tom Tanton on the cost of total electrification (10-5-20)

The Energy Update - Week of September 14, 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: Steffen Henne on Germany's Green Energy Transition: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/plugged-in-podcast-60-steffen-henne-on-germanys-green-energy-transition/ • PODCAST The American Energy Alliance's Unregulated Podcast: https://www.americanenergyalliance.org/2020/09/unregulated-podcast-2-tom-mike-on-trumps-chances-this-november-2/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

8 minSEP 19
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The Energy Update - Week of September 14, 2020

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

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 Industrial Progress: https://industrialprogress.com/ • Follow the Center for Industrial Progress on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoIndustrial

39 minSEP 12
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#60: Steffen Henne on Germany's green energy transition

The Energy Update - Week of August 31, 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: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/plugged-in-podcast-58-travis-fisher-on-californias-rolling-blackouts/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

3 minSEP 4
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The Energy Update - Week of August 31, 2020

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

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: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/solar-energys-duck-curve/ • More about California's electrification efforts: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/californias-natural-gas-to-electric-future/ • More from The Energy & Environment Legal Institute: https://eelegal.org/ • Follow Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TantonTalkback

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

The Energy Update - Week of August 24, 2020

This week the team highlights articles focusing on recent academic papers published on the so-called social cost of carbon and their implications for energy policy, as well as how California's energy policies stack up against their neighbors. Links • ARTICLE The Social Cost of Carbon Fantasy: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/the-social-cost-of-carbon-fantasy/ • ARTICLE Texas Set to Capitalize on California’s Self-Made Electricity Problems: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/texas-set-to-capitalize-on-californias-self-made-electricity-problems/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

9 minAUG 28
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The Energy Update - Week of August 24, 2020

#58: Travis Fisher on California's rolling blackouts (8-27-20)

Travis Fisher, CEO of Electricity Consumers Resource Council, joins the show to discuss what is causing California's rolling blackouts and what policies could be implemented to alleviate the stress on the electric grid. 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: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/solar-energys-duck-curve/ • More from ELCON: https://elcon.org/ • Follow Travis on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ts_fisher

13 minAUG 28
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#58: Travis Fisher on California's rolling blackouts (8-27-20)
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