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American Experiment Talks Energy Policy on Up and At ‘Em Podcast

I was recently on the Up and At ‘Em Podcast, a daily podcast that discusses politics in Minnesota, to discuss energy policy in the state. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here.

The podcast covers a variety of topics, but the overarching theme is a discussion of how government regulations have distorted energy markets to the detriment of consumers.

Here are a few of the major features in the discussion:

  1. Where does our energy come from? Predominantly fossil fuels.
  2. Growth in renewable energy is driven by state renewable energy mandates and federal subsidies that pick winners and losers.
  3. Unless these policies are repealed, there cannot be a free market for energy.
  4. How much global warming would renewable sources potentially avert?
  5. A discussion about the giveaway for wind developers that was included in the Minnesota House of Representatives omnibus package as part of H.F. 4289, and why it was a bad idea (more on this tomorrow).
  6. Why building wind turbines before we have economic battery storage is putting the cart before the horse.
  7. A brief discussion about why net-metering, a program that requires utility companies to purchase electricity generated from rooftop solar systems, is a bad idea and not a free-market policy.

This podcast was a fun discussion that hopefully didn’t go too far into the weeds. Enjoy!

 

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