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Just Say 'No' to Smart Meters
July 13, 2021
Heartland Institute Board Member Steve Milloy, publisher of, was a guest recently on the Ingraham Angle on the Fox News Channel to talk about the eco-left's desire to stop you from using air conditioning and install "smart meters" in your home so they can control your thermostat.

October 8, 2021
Joe Biden's government is attempting to put an 8% fee on existing federal lands mines and 4% fees on new ones. These mines often produce lithium and copper. Both are required for green energy sources. At the same time, Biden is using his power to mandate an increase in green energy source production. China currently mines 90% of the copper and lithium used globally. With increased fees and a higher demand, that figure will surely increase. Joe Biden is handing China another win on a silver platter.
October 7, 2021
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 Crains - Whitmer to Legislature: Time to re-arm MEDC with new 'tools' after losing Ford EV, battery plants Mackinac Center - 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 Washington Times - A woke, green future means soaring energy costs, blackouts, food shortages and more unemployment
September 16, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode #312 of the In The Tank Podcast, recorded LIVE at noon CT on Thursday, Sept. 16. This week, the ITT crew talks about Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley’s secret calls to China, the vaccine mandates in the U.S., COVID authoritarianism in Australia, and Europe’s self-inflicted energy crisis. Its been a busy week. OPENING CHIT CHAT Washington Post – Top general was so fearful Trump might spark war that he made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart, new book says COVID AUTHORITARIANISM The Federalist – In Fascist Move, Biden Administration To Force Vaccine Mandates On Private Companies (video) – Teachers march against Vaccine Mandate Reason – Can Biden’s Vaccination Rule for Private Employers Survive Judicial Scrutiny? The Federalist – Pursuing ‘COVID Zero’ Has Turned Australia Into An Authoritarian State BBC – Covid: The lives upended by Australia’s sealed border NYT – Covid Zero Is No Longer Working for Australia CLIMATE ALARMISM CONSEQUENCES WSJ – Energy Prices in Europe Hit Records After Wind Stops Blowing WSJ – Europe’s Climate Lesson for America Fortune – Europe’s Ambitious Net-Zero Pledges Hit Home – with Eye-Watering Energy Bills's%20ambitious%20net%2Dzero%20pledges,with%20eye%2Dwatering%20energy%20bills&text=Subscribe%20to%20Fortune%20Daily%20to,been%20years%20in%20the%20making. [Please subscribe to the Heartland Daily Podcast for free on iTunes at this link.]
September 2, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Chris Talgo are joined by Isaac Orr and Robert Bryce for episode #310 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew talk about why electric vehicles are lame and why the public policy pushing for mass adoption is wrongheaded and disastrous. CotAE – Robert Bryce: It’s time to unplug the hype over electric vehicles CEI – Would More Electric Vehicles be Good for the Environment? Forbes – Toyota To Launch Hydrogen-powered Prius And Corolla In 2023 Yahoo Money – 1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas because charging their cars is a hassle, research shows Green Car Reports – California heat waves prompt alerts about EV charging habits, energy conservation CEI – California’s Rolling Blackouts Cast Further Doubt on Electric Vehicles’ Future Green Car Reports – How will California get to all-electric by 2035? Los Angeles Times – Editorial: For the sake of the planet, don’t remove California’s governor WSJ – GM’s Chevy Bolt Recall Casts Shadow Over EV Push Forbes – GM’s $1.8 Billion Chevy Bolt Recall Shows Why Automakers’ EV Rollouts Could Be ‘On Fire’ Minnesota Reformer – Reliability problems stall transition to electric buses Bloomberg Law – States Adopt California Car Rules Amid National Standards Debate
August 19, 2021
In our seventh in this series previewing The Heartland Institute's 14th International Conference on Climate Change -- Oct. 15-17 in Las Vegas -- join us LIVE on YouTube Thursday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET (9:30 a.m. CT) as Derrick Hollie, president of Reaching America, gives a sneak peek of his presentation. In this preview, Hollie will discuss "How Biden’s Energy Policy Harms the Poor." An overwhelming share of the public (81%) believes that it is critical to maintain U.S. energy independence and not rely on foreign oil. Such an agreement is exceedingly rare in a polarized country. It is heartening to see Americans of all political stripes and ideologies embrace energy independence and reject reliance on foreign countries. Unfortunately, the new Biden administration has taken every step imaginable to reduce America’s hard-fought energy independence – from canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, to banning oil and gas exploration everywhere it can. The result of Biden’s “green” energy agenda will be more California-style blackouts and higher prices to heat and cool your home, fill your gas tank, and purchase anything that needs to be shipped by truck (which is just about everything you buy). Derrick Hollie has testified before Congress several times on the need for policies that counter energy policy, one of the least-talked about economic strains on the poorest Americans. Learn more about the conference (including ticket information) here:
July 31, 2021
California told their citizens to stop charging their electric vehicles due to an electricity shortage. This was largely due to the failures of supposedly "green" energy. Add this to the growing list of indictments on electric vehicles and renewable energy. Climate Realism channel:
July 15, 2021
As The Heartland Institute is getting ready for our big climate conference in Las Vegas October 15-17 (ICCC-14), we wanted to offer you some sneak previews of what the program will look like. And how better to do that than to invite our speakers to give previews of the presentations they are preparing? In our fifth in this series, broadcast LIVE on YouTube Thursday, July 15, Amy Oliver Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of the John Locke Foundation, gave a sneak peek of her Las Vegas presentation. In this preview, Cooke will discuss "Want to Go Green? Then You Need to Go Nuclear." Spoiler alert. If people want low carbon emissions from the electricity sector and still want to live in the 21st century, the affordable, reliable, environmentally friendly way to do it is nuclear power. Period. It’s that simple. Learn more about the conference at this link.
July 13, 2021
Heartland Institute Board Member Steve Milloy, publisher of, was a guest recently on the Ingraham Angle on the Fox News Channel to talk about the eco-left's desire to stop you from using air conditioning and install "smart meters" in your home so they can control your thermostat.
June 24, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr and a special guest to present episode 300 of the In the Tank Podcast. The ITT crew reminisces about the last 299 episodes. After this, they discuss a handful of articles that show how terrible solar energy is. Last, they talk about a potential trend of large investment firms buying up houses across the country. OPENING CHIT CHAT – 300th EPISODE In The Tank ep1 Give away – For viewers that comment their favorite moments/segments/interviews of In The Tank SOLAR IS TERRIBLE Shellenberger – Why Everything They Said About Solar Was Wrong The Conversation – Stop removing your solar panels early, please. It’s creating a huge waste problem for Australia PV Tech – Built solar assets are ‘chronically underperforming’ and modules degrading faster than expected, research finds GREAT RESET/ WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM State – Investment Firms Aren’t Buying All the Houses. But They Are Buying the Most Important Ones Bloomberg – America Should Become a Nation of Renters WEF – Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better
April 23, 2021
Heartland Director Steve Milloy, proprietor of, joined "The Ingraham Angle" on Fox News Thursday to talk about President Biden's climate summit on Earth Day. "There is a reason why Earth Day and Lenin's birthday are on the same day," he said. "This is just a totalitarian power grab." The world's poor will suffer most under Biden's plans.
March 3, 2021
Texas recently went through a record breaking winter storm. The media is blaming climate change, but the truth is, progressive policies promoting wind power is why so many Texans went days without electricity. Learn the real story in this video. Media request? Email
February 18, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr and Brent Bennett in episode 282 of the In The Tank Podcast. Brent Bennett, a policy director at the Texas Public Policy Foundation joins the show to talk about the recent snowstorm, cold weather, and the resulting blackouts that recently occurred in Texas. Just how much of this problem can be attributed to renewable energy penetration in the Lone Star State? TPPF - Here’s How the Texas Energy Grid Fell Short TPPF - Correcting the Record: Why Texas’ Blackouts Occurred Austin American-Statesman – Frozen wind turbines hamper Texas power output, state’s electric grid operator says Austin American-Statesman - Texas power grid operators start rotating blackouts as state sets record high power demand Forbes (Robert Bryce) - This Blizzard Exposes The Perils Of Attempting To ‘Electrify Everything’ Reason - Renewable Energy Is Not the Chief Cause of Texas' Power Outages