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329. Energy Crisis in Europe, What Can We Expect in the U.S.?

January 21, 2022

On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the unfolding energy crisis in Europe, the global rebound of coal, and what we should expect in the U.S. if our leaders continue down the path of unreliable energy.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Linnea Lueken are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 329 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the unfolding energy crisis in Europe, the global rebound of coal, and what we should expect in the U.S. if our leaders continue down the path of unreliable energy.

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT – COVID/AUTHORITARIAN POLL UPDATE

Salt Lake Tribune - Utah leaders have surrendered to COVID pandemic, the Editorial Board writes
https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/editorial/2022/01/15/utah-leaders-have/

 

EUROPEAN ENERGY CRISIS

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

Bloomberg - Europe’s Governments Face a Reckoning as Energy Prices Surge
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-16/europe-s-energy-crisis-how-governments-are-trying-to-curb-soaring-bills

Bloomberg - U.K. Energy Crisis Deepens as Council-Backed Supplier Fails
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-18/u-k-supplier-together-energy-collapses-with-176-000-customers

CotAE - Greenflation is very real and, sorry, it’s not transitory
https://www.americanexperiment.org/bloomberg-greenflation-is-very-real-and-sorry-its-not-transitory/

 

COAL RESURGENCE

Axios - U.S. greenhouse gas emissions jumped in 2021
https://www.axios.com/us-carbon-emissions-jumped-2021-coal-rebound-fb2a4b1d-2cfd-4eaf-b453-8f89d6a51b57.html

CO2 Coalition - Climate industrial complex left clueless as fossil fuels proliferate
https://co2coalition.org/2022/01/11/climate-industrial-complex-left-clueless-as-fossil-fuels-proliferate/

Guardian - China’s coal production hit record levels in 2021
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jan/17/chinas-coal-production-hit-record-levels-in-2021

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's Socialism Research Center, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely
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Linnea Lueken is a Research Fellow with the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy.
llueken@heartland.org
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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