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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 June 29, 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on what is happening to America's many oil & gas wells that have gone dormant due to the economic downturn, and issues with public transit usage during a global pandemic. Links • ARTICLE Does America Have an Orphan Well Problem on Its Hands?: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/does-america-have-an-orphan-well-problem-on-its-hands/ • ARTICLE Public Transit Makes Me Sick: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/uncategorized/public-transit-makes-me-sick/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

7 MIN5 d ago
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The Energy Update - Week of June 29, 2020

The Energy Update - Week of June 15, 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on Joe Biden's plans to ban energy production through America's offshore resources, Mexico's withdraw from renewable energy goals in the face of economic uncertainty, and European countries ramping up their support for electric vehicles. Additionally, get a preview of the latest Plugged In podcast featuring Robert Bryce, of the Manhattan Institute, discussing his recent documentary Juice: How Electricity Explains The World. Links • ARTICLE Biden Proposes to Ban New Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/biden-proposes-to-ban-new-offshore-oil-and-gas-drilling/ • ARTICLE Mexico Pulls the Plug on Wind and Solar: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/mexico-pulls-the-plug-on-wind-and-solar/ • ARTICLE Germany and France Ramp Up Electric Vehicle Incentives: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/germany-and-france-ramp-up-electric-vehicle-incentives/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #53: Robert Bryce on Juice: How Electricity Explains The World: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/53-robert-bryce-on-juice-how-electricity-explains-the-world/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

6 MIN2 w ago
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The Energy Update - Week of June 15, 2020

#53: Robert Bryce on Juice: How Electricity Explains The World (6-16-19)

Robert Bryce, n Austin-based journalist and author of six books on energy, joins the show to discuss his new documentary Juice: How Electricity Explains The World which explores how electrification has dramatically changed the standard of living for people around the world. Links: • Juice: How Electricity Explains The World: juicethemovie.com/ • Get a copy of A Question of Power: www.amazon.com/Question-Power-El…ons/dp/1610397495 • Follow Robert Bryce on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pwrhungry?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

27 MIN2 w ago
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#53: Robert Bryce on Juice: How Electricity Explains The World (6-16-19)

The Energy Update - Week of June 8, 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on how energy will factor into the 2020 presidential election, new data showing the lack of connection between COVID-19 inspired lockdowns and air pollution, the reason why America's withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement is a boon to American energy producers and consumers, and Ohio's plan for Lake Erie's first offshore wind farm. Additionally, Alex Stevens gives a brief overview of new technology that is allowing natural gas drillers to capture even more gas from wells. Links • ARTICLE Biden Pushes Ahead on Climate Change Policies Despite Pandemic Recession: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/biden-pushes-ahead-on-climate-change-policies-despite-pandemic-recession/ • ARTICLE Despite Traffic Decrease, Coronavirus Lockdowns Did Not Reduce Air Pollution Levels As Expected: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/despite-traffic-decrease-coronavirus-lockdowns-did-not-reduce-air-pollution-levels-as-expected/ • Energy Freedom vs. Paris Agreement: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/energy-freedom-vs-paris-agreement/ • Lake Erie Wind Project Gets Approval from Ohio: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/lake-erie-wind-project-gets-approval-from-ohio/ • ARTICLE Technology Arrives to Capture Stranded Gas: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/technology-arrives-to-capture-stranded-gas/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

7 MIN3 w ago
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The Energy Update - Week of June 8, 2020

The Energy Update - Week of June 1, 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on Joe Biden's opposition to essential energy infrastructure, new data showing problems with wind farms, and the reason why major utilities are avoiding secure cloud storage for their data. Additionally get a preview for the latest episode of the Plugged In podcast featuring Dr. David Kreutzer. Links • ARTICLE Biden Will Revoke Keystone XL Pipeline Permit: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/biden-will-revoke-keystone-xl-pipeline-permit/ • ARTICLE DOE Lab Finds Wind Output Plunges When Tax Credits End: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/doe-lab-finds-wind-output-plunges-when-tax-credits-end/ • ARTICLE Should Utilities Be Able to Count Cloud Services Costs as Investment Expenditures?: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/should-utilities-be-able-to-count-cloud-services-costs-as-investment-expenditures/ • PODCAST Dr. David Kreutzer on Planet of the Humans: http...

7 MINJUN 4
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The Energy Update - Week of June 1, 2020

The Energy Update - Week of May 25 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on political entities making decisions targeting traditional fuel sources like coal and natural gas in New York and North Dakota, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on mass transit throughout the world. Additionally discussed are the upward trends of RV sales and the problems with China's commitments to the Paris Agreement. Links • ARTICLE Largest North Dakota Coal Plant to Close in 2022: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/coal/largest-north-dakota-coal-plant-to-close-in-2022/ • ARTICLE Fears of Mass Transit Fuel Increases in Oil Demand: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/fears-of-mass-transit-fuel-increases-in-oil-demand/ • ARTICLE Cuomo DEC Denies Another Gas Pipeline: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/cuomo-dec-denies-another-gas-pipeline/ • ARTICLE Drivers Are Revving this Memorial Day: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/f...

7 MINMAY 28
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The Energy Update - Week of May 25 2020

#52: Dr. David Kreutzer on Planet of the Humans (5-21-20)

Dr. David Kreutzer, IER's Senior Economist, joins the show to discuss Michael Moore's latest documentary, Planet of the Humans. Dr. Kreutzer examines the main findings of the documentary and discusses the backlash it has generated from the renewables industry. Links: • More from Dr. Kreutzer on Planet of the Humans: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/we-disagree-with-you-so-shut-up/ • Watch Planet of the Humans: https://www.facebook.com/145546662234642/videos/242631673671798/ • Follow Dr. Kreutzer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwkreutzer • The latest analysis from Dr. Kreutzer: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/about/davidkreutzer/articles/

24 MINMAY 22
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#52: Dr. David Kreutzer on Planet of the Humans (5-21-20)

The Energy Update - Week of May 18 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on energy markets and global production, as well as recent developments in nuclear energy and a review of Michael Moore's recent documentary Planet of the Humans. Links • ARTICLE EIA Lowers Oil Production Forecast for 2020 and 2021; Coal Loses Share in Electricity Markets: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/eia-lowers-oil-production-forecast-for-2020-and-2021-coal-loses-share-in-electricity-markets/ • ARTICLE IEA U.S. Driving Miles Fall by Two-Thirds Due to Coronavirus Pandemic: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/u-s-driving-miles-fall-by-two-thirds-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic/ • ARTICLE U.S. Oil Producers Cut Production; Storage Close to Capacity: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/u-s-oil-producers-cut-production-storage-close-to-capacity/ • ARTICLE New Alloy Has Important Implications for Advanced N...

5 MINMAY 19
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The Energy Update - Week of May 18 2020

The Energy Update - Week of May 11 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on Virginia's new renewable energy legislation, energy production predictions from the IEA, Joe Biden's energy platform, and the appropriate policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Links • ARTICLE Virginia Governor Takes Advantage of the Coronavirus Pandemic to Implement “Green New Deal” Program: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/virginia-governor-takes-advantage-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-to-implement-green-new-deal-program/ • ARTICLE IEA Reports on Global Energy Expectations for 2020: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/iea-reports-on-global-energy-expectations-for-2020/ • ARTICLE Impact of Biden’s Bans on Fracking and Oil Production on Federal Lands and Offshore: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/impact-of-bidens-bans-on-fracking-and-oil-production-on-federal-lands-and-offshore/ • LISTEN Plugged In Podcast #51: Chet Thompson of AFPM on th...

6 MINMAY 14
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The Energy Update - Week of May 11 2020

#51: Chet Thompson of AFPM on the refinery industry during the pandemic (5/12/20)

Chet Thompson, the President and CEO of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, joins the show to discuss how the global coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn has impacted America's petrochemical refiners. Links: • Learn more about American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers: https://www.afpm.org/ • Follow Chet Thompson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cthompsonafpm?lang=en • More from IER on COVID-19's impact on global energy markets: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/ • More from IER on biofuel-mandates: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/renewable-fuel-standard/

23 MINMAY 12
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#51: Chet Thompson of AFPM on the refinery industry during the pandemic (5/12/20)

Latest Episodes

The Energy Update - Week of June 29, 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on what is happening to America's many oil & gas wells that have gone dormant due to the economic downturn, and issues with public transit usage during a global pandemic. Links • ARTICLE Does America Have an Orphan Well Problem on Its Hands?: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/does-america-have-an-orphan-well-problem-on-its-hands/ • ARTICLE Public Transit Makes Me Sick: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/uncategorized/public-transit-makes-me-sick/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

7 MIN5 d ago
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The Energy Update - Week of June 29, 2020

The Energy Update - Week of June 15, 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on Joe Biden's plans to ban energy production through America's offshore resources, Mexico's withdraw from renewable energy goals in the face of economic uncertainty, and European countries ramping up their support for electric vehicles. Additionally, get a preview of the latest Plugged In podcast featuring Robert Bryce, of the Manhattan Institute, discussing his recent documentary Juice: How Electricity Explains The World. Links • ARTICLE Biden Proposes to Ban New Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/biden-proposes-to-ban-new-offshore-oil-and-gas-drilling/ • ARTICLE Mexico Pulls the Plug on Wind and Solar: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/mexico-pulls-the-plug-on-wind-and-solar/ • ARTICLE Germany and France Ramp Up Electric Vehicle Incentives: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/germany-and-france-ramp-up-electric-vehicle-incentives/ • PODCAST Plugged In Podcast #53: Robert Bryce on Juice: How Electricity Explains The World: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/53-robert-bryce-on-juice-how-electricity-explains-the-world/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

6 MIN2 w ago
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The Energy Update - Week of June 15, 2020

#53: Robert Bryce on Juice: How Electricity Explains The World (6-16-19)

Robert Bryce, n Austin-based journalist and author of six books on energy, joins the show to discuss his new documentary Juice: How Electricity Explains The World which explores how electrification has dramatically changed the standard of living for people around the world. Links: • Juice: How Electricity Explains The World: juicethemovie.com/ • Get a copy of A Question of Power: www.amazon.com/Question-Power-El…ons/dp/1610397495 • Follow Robert Bryce on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pwrhungry?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

27 MIN2 w ago
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#53: Robert Bryce on Juice: How Electricity Explains The World (6-16-19)

The Energy Update - Week of June 8, 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on how energy will factor into the 2020 presidential election, new data showing the lack of connection between COVID-19 inspired lockdowns and air pollution, the reason why America's withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement is a boon to American energy producers and consumers, and Ohio's plan for Lake Erie's first offshore wind farm. Additionally, Alex Stevens gives a brief overview of new technology that is allowing natural gas drillers to capture even more gas from wells. Links • ARTICLE Biden Pushes Ahead on Climate Change Policies Despite Pandemic Recession: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/biden-pushes-ahead-on-climate-change-policies-despite-pandemic-recession/ • ARTICLE Despite Traffic Decrease, Coronavirus Lockdowns Did Not Reduce Air Pollution Levels As Expected: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/climate-change/despite-traffic-decrease-coronavirus-lockdowns-did-not-reduce-air-pollution-levels-as-expected/ • Energy Freedom vs. Paris Agreement: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/energy-freedom-vs-paris-agreement/ • Lake Erie Wind Project Gets Approval from Ohio: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/lake-erie-wind-project-gets-approval-from-ohio/ • ARTICLE Technology Arrives to Capture Stranded Gas: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/technology-arrives-to-capture-stranded-gas/ • BLOG IER's latest analysis of COVID-19's impacts on world energy: www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/

7 MIN3 w ago
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The Energy Update - Week of June 8, 2020

The Energy Update - Week of June 1, 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on Joe Biden's opposition to essential energy infrastructure, new data showing problems with wind farms, and the reason why major utilities are avoiding secure cloud storage for their data. Additionally get a preview for the latest episode of the Plugged In podcast featuring Dr. David Kreutzer. Links • ARTICLE Biden Will Revoke Keystone XL Pipeline Permit: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/biden-will-revoke-keystone-xl-pipeline-permit/ • ARTICLE DOE Lab Finds Wind Output Plunges When Tax Credits End: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/doe-lab-finds-wind-output-plunges-when-tax-credits-end/ • ARTICLE Should Utilities Be Able to Count Cloud Services Costs as Investment Expenditures?: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/the-grid/should-utilities-be-able-to-count-cloud-services-costs-as-investment-expenditures/ • PODCAST Dr. David Kreutzer on Planet of the Humans: http...

7 MINJUN 4
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The Energy Update - Week of June 1, 2020

The Energy Update - Week of May 25 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on political entities making decisions targeting traditional fuel sources like coal and natural gas in New York and North Dakota, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on mass transit throughout the world. Additionally discussed are the upward trends of RV sales and the problems with China's commitments to the Paris Agreement. Links • ARTICLE Largest North Dakota Coal Plant to Close in 2022: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/coal/largest-north-dakota-coal-plant-to-close-in-2022/ • ARTICLE Fears of Mass Transit Fuel Increases in Oil Demand: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/fears-of-mass-transit-fuel-increases-in-oil-demand/ • ARTICLE Cuomo DEC Denies Another Gas Pipeline: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/cuomo-dec-denies-another-gas-pipeline/ • ARTICLE Drivers Are Revving this Memorial Day: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/f...

7 MINMAY 28
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The Energy Update - Week of May 25 2020

#52: Dr. David Kreutzer on Planet of the Humans (5-21-20)

Dr. David Kreutzer, IER's Senior Economist, joins the show to discuss Michael Moore's latest documentary, Planet of the Humans. Dr. Kreutzer examines the main findings of the documentary and discusses the backlash it has generated from the renewables industry. Links: • More from Dr. Kreutzer on Planet of the Humans: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/we-disagree-with-you-so-shut-up/ • Watch Planet of the Humans: https://www.facebook.com/145546662234642/videos/242631673671798/ • Follow Dr. Kreutzer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwkreutzer • The latest analysis from Dr. Kreutzer: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/about/davidkreutzer/articles/

24 MINMAY 22
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#52: Dr. David Kreutzer on Planet of the Humans (5-21-20)

The Energy Update - Week of May 18 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on energy markets and global production, as well as recent developments in nuclear energy and a review of Michael Moore's recent documentary Planet of the Humans. Links • ARTICLE EIA Lowers Oil Production Forecast for 2020 and 2021; Coal Loses Share in Electricity Markets: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/eia-lowers-oil-production-forecast-for-2020-and-2021-coal-loses-share-in-electricity-markets/ • ARTICLE IEA U.S. Driving Miles Fall by Two-Thirds Due to Coronavirus Pandemic: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/u-s-driving-miles-fall-by-two-thirds-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic/ • ARTICLE U.S. Oil Producers Cut Production; Storage Close to Capacity: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/u-s-oil-producers-cut-production-storage-close-to-capacity/ • ARTICLE New Alloy Has Important Implications for Advanced N...

5 MINMAY 19
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The Energy Update - Week of May 18 2020

The Energy Update - Week of May 11 2020

This week the team highlights new articles focusing on Virginia's new renewable energy legislation, energy production predictions from the IEA, Joe Biden's energy platform, and the appropriate policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Links • ARTICLE Virginia Governor Takes Advantage of the Coronavirus Pandemic to Implement “Green New Deal” Program: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/virginia-governor-takes-advantage-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-to-implement-green-new-deal-program/ • ARTICLE IEA Reports on Global Energy Expectations for 2020: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/international-issues/iea-reports-on-global-energy-expectations-for-2020/ • ARTICLE Impact of Biden’s Bans on Fracking and Oil Production on Federal Lands and Offshore: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/fossil-fuels/gas-and-oil/impact-of-bidens-bans-on-fracking-and-oil-production-on-federal-lands-and-offshore/ • LISTEN Plugged In Podcast #51: Chet Thompson of AFPM on th...

6 MINMAY 14
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The Energy Update - Week of May 11 2020

#51: Chet Thompson of AFPM on the refinery industry during the pandemic (5/12/20)

Chet Thompson, the President and CEO of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, joins the show to discuss how the global coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn has impacted America's petrochemical refiners. Links: • Learn more about American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers: https://www.afpm.org/ • Follow Chet Thompson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cthompsonafpm?lang=en • More from IER on COVID-19's impact on global energy markets: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/covid-19/ • More from IER on biofuel-mandates: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/tag/renewable-fuel-standard/

23 MINMAY 12
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#51: Chet Thompson of AFPM on the refinery industry during the pandemic (5/12/20)
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