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January 12, 2024

How EVs Will Strand Cold State Drivers (Audio: Podcast)

With a polar vortex bearing down on much of the nation, IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews reminds us that electric vehicles (EVs) suffer significant performance deficits in very cold weather. So the current generation of EVs may not be the best choice for residents of cold states. As with everything else, choice should be left to consumers through free markets rather than having change forced upon the entire country through federal mandate.

April 13, 2023

President Biden Mandates Electric Vehicles (Audio: Podcast)

By attempting to radically restrict auto emissions through regulatory fiat, President Biden is attempting to force a major policy change on the American people and the American economy by essentially mandating the use of electric vehicles. IPI President Tom Giovanetti rants a couple of times about this violation of the principles of self-government, while IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews explains why the country just isn’t ready for the forced migration to electronic vehicles.

March 9, 2023

Biden's Budget Blowout (Audio: Podcast)

Today the Biden administration released its budget proposal, and it’s a progressive doozy. $5.5 trillion in new tax hikes, trillions of dollars in new spending, punishment for fossil fuels and rewards for renewables, hammering the wealthy and handing out goodies for everyone else, it’s all in there. Of course most of it will never happen, because it’s a campaign document, not a serious budget proposal. With IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews and IPI President Tom Giovanetti.

February 21, 2023

Energy Subsidies, Yours for the Taking (Audio: Interview)

IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews joins WAVA’s Don Kroah t0 discuss the buckets of money the government is throwing at the green energy industry, in the form of subsidies, to stimulate consumer appeal.

February 21, 2023

Merrill Matthews on Expanding the Workforce, Social Security and Engery Subsidies (Audio: Interview)

IPI Resident Scholar Merrill Matthews joins Pratt on Texas in this Podcast Extra. The discussion includes many of the topics covered in Dr. Matthew's recent articles including: What You Need to Know About Government's Clean Energy Subsidies, A Quick and Easy Way to Grow the Workforce and The Worker-Shortage Mystery Solved--Mostly.

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.

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