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October 7, 2022

An Energy Crisis Entirely of Democrat's Making (Audio: Podcast)

IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews weave together several recent threads of energy news to explain how the current and future energy crisis in the US and in Europe is almost entirely the making of Obama and especially Biden administration policy.

August 19, 2022

IPI Policy Basics: Why Fossil Fuels Became our Dominant Source of Energy (Audio: Podcast)

Fossil fuels are naturally energy dense, can be relatively easily transported, and can be stored indefinitely for future use. These three characteristics are why the world’s economy migrated to fossil fuels as soon as they were discovered, and it’s why any transition to renewable energy sources faces these three challenges, because most renewables are not energy dense, cannot be easily transported, and cannot be stored indefinitely for future use. With former CFO of Vine Energy Wayne Stoltenberg, IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews, and IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

August 19, 2022

The Biden Administration's Confusing and Contradictory Energy Policy (Audio: Podcast)

Is Joe Biden in favor of pipelines? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Same goes with federal leasing, and with oil and gas production. Wayne Stoltenberg, former CFO of Vine Energy and current Chairman of the Board of IPI, joins IPI President Tom Giovanetti and Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews to review several areas in which the Biden administration has flip-flopped on fossil fuel policy.

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.

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