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315. Energy Crises at Home and Around the Globe

October 8, 2021

The ITT crew talks about how these policies, intending to fight against climate change, are causing dramatic increases in electricity prices, raising unemployment, food shortages, and ultimately the deaths of many people come winter.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal is joined by Isaac Orr (Center of the American Experiment) and Jason Hayes (Mackinac Center for Public Policy) for episode #315 of the In The Tank Podcast. From Michigan to California and the United States to Europe, we are seeing energy crises brought on by terrible public policy. The ITT crew talks about how these policies, intending to fight against climate change, are causing dramatic increases in electricity prices, raising unemployment, food shortages, and ultimately the deaths of many people come winter.  

 

ENERGY IN MICHIGAN

The Center Square - Whitmer squares off against Canadian government in pipeline dispute
https://www.thecentersquare.com/michigan/whitmer-squares-off-against-canadian-government-in-pipeline-dispute/article_178797c6-25f4-11ec-a2ac-034cef35cfb3.html

Crains - Whitmer to Legislature: Time to re-arm MEDC with new 'tools' after losing Ford EV, battery plants
https://www.crainsdetroit.com/government/whitmer-legislature-time-re-arm-medc-new-tools-after-losing-ford-ev-battery-plants

Mackinac Center - Destructive Green Energy Mandates Stifle Growth and Raise Prices
https://www.mackinac.org/destructive-green-energy-mandates-stifle-growth-and-raise-prices

 

ENERGY IN THE WORLD

NYT - A Scary Energy Winter Is Coming. Don’t Blame the Greens
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/opinion/energy-climate-iran-nuclear.html

Washington Times - A woke, green future means soaring energy costs, blackouts, food shortages and more unemployment
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/28/a-woke-green-future-means-soaring-energy-costs-bla/

Reuters - China energy crunch triggers shutdowns, pleas for more coal
https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-energy-crunch-triggers-alarm-pleas-more-coal-2021-09-28/

Bloomberg - A German Power Plant Just Ran Out of Coal in Latest Energy Shock
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-01/energy-crisis-forces-german-power-plant-to-halt-on-lack-of-coal

WSJ – Energy Prices in Europe Hit Records After Wind Stops Blowing
https://www.wsj.com/articles/energy-prices-in-europe-hit-records-after-wind-stops-blowing-11631528258

WSJ – Europe’s Climate Lesson for America
https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/europe-climate-lesson-for-america-energy-prices-fuel-wind-11631655375

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
isaac.orr@americanexperiment.org @thefrackingguy
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Jason Hayes is the director of Environmental Policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
hayes@mackinac.org @jasonthayes