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The Unregulated Podcast #113: Predictions

  • 12/31/22
  • AEA
  • Podcast

On the last episode of The Unregulated Podcast for 2022, Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss how their predictions for the year panned out, and boldly predict how 2023 will unfold.


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The Unregulated Podcast #112: Grain of Salt

  • 12/16/22
  • AEA
  • Podcast

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the latest inflation numbers, the last hurrah of the 117th Congress, Mike's candidacy for RNC chair, and Secretary Jenny's "major" announcement.

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ESG's War On Your Retirement Account

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing is all the rage among those who are frustrated that democracy and freedom are not making others do what the ragers want them to do.  It is also popular among some firms who repeat the chants and don the mantle of ESG in hopes that the ragers won’t try to cancel them.  However, these hardcore ESG advocates want to mandate their  version of ESG, dictate which firms can get bank loans, who, in addition to stockholders, directs the firm’s...


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China Strengthens Its Energy Security As Biden Weakens America's

  • 12/13/22
  • IER
  • Blog

It is not enough for China to be the dominant economy in the electric vehicle battery supply chain and the biggest processor of critical minerals, but it is now making inroads in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker business with nearly 30 percent of this year’s record orders. Local and foreign ship owners turn to China’s shipbuilders because shipbuilders in South Korea are fully booked by orders to service Qatar’s massive North Field expansion . Three Chinese shipyards, with only...


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The Unregulated Podcast #111 Too Many Mikes

  • 12/09/22
  • AEA
  • Podcast

On this week's episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the Georgia runoff election, Vanguard's withdrawal from ESG commitments, and the leadership race for the RNC chair.

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Biden Blocks Much-Needed Permits

  • 12/08/22
  • IER
  • Blog

After recently denying a permit to an enormous U.S. refinery in St. Croix, U.S Virgin Islands, which could supply petroleum products to the Northeast, President Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is denying a renewal permit to a coal-fired plant in Ohio that generates 11 percent of the state’s electricity. EPA denied  the James M. Gavin plant—a 2,600-megawatt supercritical coal plant– in Gallia County permission to release coal ash into an on-site coal ash pond that was...


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Transmission Permitting is Broken

Net zero proponents, such as Net Zero America at Princeton University, believe the United States needs to build between 2x and 5x as much electricity transmission as we have today. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that to meet President Biden’s goal of a zero-carbon gird by 2035, the transmission capacity must increase up to 3 times today’s capacity “or between 1,400 and 10,100 miles of new high-capacity lines per year starting in 2026 .” One big question is whether...


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Europeans Plan on Banning EV Charging To Avoid Blackouts

  • 12/06/22
  • IER
  • Blog

Switzerland may ban electric vehicles  from being used except for “essential” purposes this winter as government officials plan for a possible energy crisis during the winter months. Swiss officials drafted emergency proposals that restrict power usage if electricity shortages occur this winter. They include fewer hours for shop owners, limited use of streaming services, lower temperature settings on buildings of 20 degrees Celsius or 68 degrees Fahrenheit, bans on concerts, theater...


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Biden Backs Corrupt Dictators Over American Energy Producers

  • 12/02/22
  • IER
  • Blog

President Biden is continuing with his program of “anywhere but the United States” when it comes to oil investment and future production. The United States is allowing Chevron to resume pumping oil from its Venezuelan oil fields that U.S. sanctions had halted almost three years ago. The license was granted to Chevron after President Nicolás Maduro’s government agreed to implement an estimated $3 billion humanitarian relief program  and continue dialogue in Mexico City to supposedly...


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The Unregulated Podcast #110: In a Dark Room

  • 12/02/22
  • AEA
  • Podcast

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss Europe's energy emergency and a week of crowded headlines.

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