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Emerging Issues Forum (EIF) Nashville: Renewable Power Mandates, Hydraulic Fracturing, and EPA
1:32:56
January 21, 2016
The first panel discusses what states can do to push back against the overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency, along with such topics as renewable power mandates, EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and hydraulic fracturing. Speaking on this panel are Georgia Public Policy Foundation's Vice President Benita Dodd; Heartland Institute Research Fellow Bette Grande; North Carolina State Representative Mike Hager (R-Rutherford); and Director of Science and Technology at Energy and Environment Legal Institute Tom Tanton

2:27:30
June 21, 2016
Today, “fossil fuel” has become such a dirty word that even fossil fuel companies feel compelled to apologize for their products. In Fueling Freedom, energy experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White make an unapologetic case for fossil fuels, turning around progressives' protestations to prove that if fossil fuel energy is supplanted by “green” alternatives for political reasons, humanity will take a giant step backwards and the planet will be less safe, less clean, and less free.
 
1:55:13
June 20, 2016
NOTE: We had some minor issues with the live stream. To view the entire video, look here: https://youtu.be/RxFisOwA4l4 Fossil fuel energy is the lifeblood of the modern world. Before the Industrial Revolution, humanity depended on burning wood and candle wax. But with the ability to harness the energy in oil and other fossil fuels, quality of life and capacity for progress increased exponentially. Thanks to incredible innovations in the energy industry, fossil fuels are as promising, safe, and clean an energy resource as has ever existed in history. Yet, highly politicized climate policies are pushing a grand-scale shift to unreliable, impractical, incredibly expensive, and far less efficient energy sources. Today, “fossil fuel” has become such a dirty word that even fossil fuel companies feel compelled to apologize for their products. In Fueling Freedom, energy experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White make an unapologetic case for fossil fuels, turning around progressives' protestations to prove that if fossil fuel energy is supplanted by “green” alternatives for political reasons, humanity will take a giant step backwards and the planet will be less safe, less clean, and less free.
 
8:36
June 14, 2016
In the final video of the Fracking Facts series, Heartland research fellow Isaac Orr makes a strong economic case for hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Calls to ban fracking are based on myths and misinformation regarding the environmental and health impacts of fracking. In 2015, NY State Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) fell susceptible to these falsities, becoming the first and only governor to ban the technology. He completely dismissed the economic prosperity that the fracking industry would have spurred in his state, especially in the rural communities. Juxtapose the lack of opportunities in New York to the abundance of opportunities in neighboring state, Pennsylvania. Like the Empire State, Pennsylvania is naturally rich in natural gas reserves. It has embraced the fracking revolution and, because so, has experienced an economic boom. Hydraulic fracturing is reducing our carbon dioxide emissions, revitalizing local communities, and putting Americans to work in living-wage jobs. Follow Isaac on Twitter! @TheFrackingGuy To learn more about hydraulic fracturing and its impact on the economy and environment, read our policy studies at https://www.heartland.org/ideas/hydraulic-fracturing.
 
3:00
May 17, 2016
If you noticed the fall in price of gasoline earlier this year, you should also be excited about hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. Fracking has allowed us to produce large quantities of oil and natural gas, which increases their supply and lowers their prices. In his fifth video in The Heartland Institute’s Fracking Facts series, titled “Fracking and Global Warming,” Isaac Orr explains what fracking is and the role it plays in the debate over global warming, a.k.a. “climate change.” According to Orr, environmentalists are wrong to say fracking contributes to climate change since it is largely responsible for the transition taking place in the U.S. from relying on coal to generate electricity to relying on natural gas instead. Fracking is saving consumers billions of dollars a year while also benefiting the environment. To learn more about The Heartland Institute, visit us at http://www.heartland.org. To learn more about fracking, visit http://www.heartland.org/ideas/hydraulic-fracturing.
 
6:02
April 26, 2016
Isaac Orr digs further into the realities of hydraulic fracturing in his second video, “Benefits of Fracking.” Isaac discusses the economic and environmental upsides to hydraulic fracturing such as dramatic savings for American households, spurred job growth, and greater energy security. The “Fracking Revolution” has resulted in America becoming the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world. Opposition to fracking is largely based on emotional and fact-free arguments. As the truth about hydraulic fracturing continues to be exposed, even more people will regard it as the safe, economical, and reliable method of energy extraction that it is. To learn more about The Heartland Institute, visit us at http://www.heartland.org. To learn more about fracking, visit http://www.heartland.org/ideas/hydraulic-fracturing.
 
11:08
April 14, 2016
Narrated by Isaac Orr, research fellow for energy and environmental policy at The Heartland Institute. Orr explains the facts about hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking.” To learn more about The Heartland Institute, visit us at http://www.heartland.org. To learn more about fracking, visit http://www.heartland.org/ideas/hydraulic-fracturing
 
1:32:56
January 21, 2016
The first panel discusses what states can do to push back against the overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency, along with such topics as renewable power mandates, EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and hydraulic fracturing. Speaking on this panel are Georgia Public Policy Foundation's Vice President Benita Dodd; Heartland Institute Research Fellow Bette Grande; North Carolina State Representative Mike Hager (R-Rutherford); and Director of Science and Technology at Energy and Environment Legal Institute Tom Tanton
 
2:35:35
October 29, 2015
The third panel analyzes emerging energy issues and what states can do to push back against an ever encroaching EPA. It also offers policy approaches that are economically and environmentally sustainable. Speaking on this panel are Ohio state Senator Troy Balderson (R-Morgan County), Strata Policy Executive Director Dr. Ryan Yonk, and Heartland Institute Senior Fellow James Taylor.
 
2:30:19
August 14, 2015
The third panel analyzes emerging energy issues and what states can do to push back against an ever encroaching EPA. It also offers policy approaches that are economically and environmentally sustainable. Speaking on this panel are Washington Policy Center Environment Director Todd Myers, Heartland Institute Vice President of External Relations James Taylor, and Utah State Representative Ken Ivory. Moderating this panel is Lucy Burns Institute Energy Expert Kayla Harris.
 
37:51
July 2, 2015
Kathleen Hartnett White presents "Economic Impacts of Federal Climate Policy.'' at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change in Washington, DC July 11, 2015. To watch all presentations from this conference and others, visit ClimateConferences.Heartland.org
 
58:59
July 2, 2015
James Taylor presents “Costly Energy Impairs Military Readiness” at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change in Washington, DC July 11, 2015. To watch all presentations from this conference and others, visit ClimateConferences.Heartland.org
 
12:55
July 2, 2015
Fred Singer presents “NIPCC: Saving Humanity from Catastrophic Global Cooling” at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change in Washington, DC July 12, 2015. To watch all presentations from this conference and others, visit ClimateConferences.Heartland.org