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July 15, 2022

Declining Numbers in the Government Workforce (Audio: Interview)

IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses with Pratt on Texas the decline in the number of government workers, as well as gasoline prices and the Biden Administration.

July 14, 2022

The Texas Energy Grid, Resiliance, Fragility, and Why We Need An All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy (Audio: Podcast)

During our current hotter-than-usual summer, the Texas grid has come close to overcapacity several times. In light of the 2021 Texas freeze and blackouts, the Texas electrical grid is the subject of increased scrutiny. IPI President Tom Giovanetti, Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, and Senior Research Fellow Bartlett Cleland discuss electrical generation and transmission, solar, wind and thermal generation, and what Texas needs to do going forward.

July 11, 2022

Green New Deal RIP (Audio: Interview)

IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews joins Matthews joins the Kim Munson Show to discuss his latest Hill op/ed, Green New Deal, RIP. Matthews and Kim discuss recent events that made it clear that the New Green Deal is deceased for all intents and purposes. Rising gas prices, the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia vs. EPA, and the incoming red wave in November that will push out progressive legislators and replace them with conservative members who understand that affordable, sustainable energy policies are what the American people need and want.

July 5, 2022

It's Not Just Oil Companies--It Takes Pipelines and Refineries, Too

President Biden’s rhetoric on energy these days suggests that he doesn’t actually understand all the things his administration has done to not only discourage oil and gas exploration, but also the construction of necessary pipelines and refineries. It’s incoherent for an anti-fossil fuels administration to berate the industry for not producing more. With IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.

June 24, 2022

Biden's Futility on Gas Prices (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews and President Tom Giovanetti can’t get over the futility of the Biden administration’s rhetoric and proposals on high gas prices. The policies and rhetoric are incoherent and contradictory. So it goes for this administration.

April 22, 2022

Biden's Policies Have Us Soooo Confused (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews shares a number of conflicting and contradictory acts of the Biden administration that demonstrate inconsistency and incoherence, and IPI President Tom Giovanetti reacts.

March 10, 2022

Has Russia Been Funding Anti-Fracking, Anti-Nuclear Environmental Groups? (Audio: Podcast)

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews and President Tom Giovanetti discuss the likelihood that Russia has been engaging in soft power to make European countries as dependent as possible on Russian oil and gas.

March 3, 2022

IPI's Reactions to the State of the Union Address (Audio: Podcast)

On a special episode recorded the day after President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union Address, IPI President Tom Giovanetti, Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, and Director of Development & Events Addie Crimmins discuss the speech, its tone, its connection to political reality, and other various hot takes.

September 16, 2021

IPI Policy Basics: The Goal Should be Energy Abundance (Audio: Podcast)

There is no need for fossil fuel advocates to bash renewable energy, and vice versa. Instead, we should all be pursuing energy abundance as a strategy, and encouraging an “all of the above” approach. Innovation in energy should be favored by all, whether it’s innovation in cleaner burning fossil fuels, solar and wind, geothermal, or nuclear. There is no reason to discourage a single megawatt from being produced from any energy source, and large-scale storage has the potential to radically create new energy markets and new opportunities. Led by IPI President Tom Giovanetti, with Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews.

August 31, 2021

The Science and Bureaucracy of the Climate Change Report (Audio: Podcast)

by Merrill Matthews, Dr. H. Sterling Burnett

IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews speaks with Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Dr. H. Sterling Burnett about the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the IPCC's recently released sixth assessment on climate change.   

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