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Your Coming Summer of Blackouts - In The Tank #400
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Justin Haskins are joined by the Center of the American Experiment's Isaac Orr for episode 400 of the In The Tank Podcast. A new batch of regulations imposed by the Biden Administration are going to result in more strain on the already taxed energy grid. With the summer heat coming, should we brace ourselves for waves of black and brownouts? How crippling to our energy grid will these new regulations be?PRIMARY TOPIC - Your Coming Summer of BlackoutsWSJ - Your Coming Summer of Blackoutshttps://www.wsj.com/articles/north-american-electric-reliability-corporation-nerc-summer-assessment-power-blackouts-green-energy-2ddc6510?Fox News - Biden's radical green energy policies strain our electric grids. Here's how bad it will get if they continuehttps://www.foxnews.com/opinion/bidens-radical-green-energy-policies-strain-electric-gridsIER - EPA’s “Good Neighbor” Rule Increases the Cost of Electricity for Consumershttps://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/regulation/epas-good-neighbor-rule-increases-the-cost-of-electricity-for-consumers/CAE - Biden Blackouts: EPA’s mercury rules could mean lights out for Minnesota, MISO, for no measurable environmental benefitshttps://www.americanexperiment.org/biden-blackouts-epas-mercury-rules-could-mean-lights-out-for-minnesota-miso-for-no-measurable-environmental-benefits/NERC - Two-thirds of North America Faces Reliability Challenges in the Event of Widespread Heatwaveshttps://www.nerc.com/news/Pages/Two-thirds-of-North-America-Faces-Reliability-Challenges-in-the-Event-of-Widespread-Heatwaves.aspx#:~:text=%E2%80%8BATLANTA%20%E2%80%93%20NERC's%202023%20Summer,at%20elevated%20risk%20has%20increased.
Climate Czar Kerry Blames Agriculture - In The Tank #399
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 399 of the In The Tank Podcast. Climate Czar John Kerry blames agriculture for a considerable amount of the global carbon dioxide emissions. These comments continue a trend of attacks by climate alarmists on the world's food-producing industry. How do people like Kerry expect the population to eat in a world where agriculture is undermined by climate efforts? Don't worry, the World Economic Forum - the biggest advocates of The Great Reset - have a plan for that!PRIMARY TOPIC - CLIMATE CZAR KERRY BLAMES AGRICULTURE Fox News - Two dozen Republicans call on Biden to disavow John Kerry's remarks targeting food productionhttps://www.foxnews.com/politics/two-dozen-republicans-call-biden-disavow-john-kerrys-remarks-targeting-food-production Reuters - EU okays $1.61 billion for Dutch government to buy out farmers, reduce nitrogenhttps://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-okays-161-bln-dutch-govt-buy-out-farmers-reduce-nitrogen-2023-05-02/ WEF - Food Innovation Hubshttps://www.weforum.org/communities/food-innovation-hubs-partners-group IIH - The Netherlands and the World Economic Forum Launch Food Innovation Hubs Initiative (2021)https://investinholland.com/news/the-netherlands-and-the-world-economic-forum-launch-food-innovation-hubs-initiative/ Telegraph - Europe is beginning to turn against the prophets of climate alarmismhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/05/18/europe-turning-against-prophets-of-climate-alarmism/ Gallup - Gov't Still No. 1, but Guns, Crime Up as Top U.S. Problemhttps://news.gallup.com/poll/505385/gov-no-guns-crime-top-problem.aspx SECONDARY TOPIC - DEBT CEILING DEBATE RUNNING OUT OF TIME The Federalist - Corporate Media’s Coverage Of The Debt-Limit Fight Is Intolerably Dishonesthttps://thefederalist.com/2023/05/23/corporate-medias-coverage-of-the-debt-limit-fight-is-intolerably-dishonest/ BBC - US debt ceiling: Will there be enough time to get a deal through?https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-65688682
ESG Is Ruining Everything - In The Tank #398
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 398 of the In The Tank Podcast. Why does it seem like there are so many businesses and industries that are doing things that undermine themselves? Whether its beer companies offending their main consumers, or Disney tripping over themselves to be less family friendly, or oil companies trying to go "green," there seems to be no shortage of this trend. Is ESG to blame? The ITT crew sifts through some of these companies ESG reports to see what they can find.OPENING CHIT CHAT - DURHAM REPORTThe Federalist - Durham’s Much-Needed Record Of Deep-State And Dem Corruption Proves Conservatives Were Spot-Onhttps://thefederalist.com/2023/05/16/durhams-much-needed-record-of-deep-state-and-dem-corruption-proves-conservatives-were-spot-on/PRIMARY TOPIC - ESG IS RUINING EVERYTHING(video) Miller Lite Adhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mob-7CaROgINYP - Go woke or lose bonuses: CEOs are ‘forced’ into Dylan Mulvaney deal systemhttps://nypost.com/2023/04/12/go-woke-or-lose-bonuses-ceos-forced-into-cei-system/Anheuser Busch - Environmental, Social, And Governance Report 2022https://www.ab-inbev.com/assets/pressreleases/2023/AB%20InBev_2022%20ESG%20Report_FINAL.pdfNewsweek - Sports Illustrated Under Fire for Transgender Model on Coverhttps://www.newsweek.com/sports-illustrated-under-fire-transgender-model-cover-1800710Disney - ESG Reportinghttps://impact.disney.com/esg-reporting/FreeBeacon - Go Woke, Go Broke: Disney to Axe 7,000 Jobs as Company Faces Backlash Over Left-Wing Agendahttps://freebeacon.com/latest-news/go-woke-go-broke-disney-to-axe-7000-jobs-as-company-faces-backlash-over-left-wing-agenda/Climate Depot - BP buys massive stake in ESG company’s climate change projecthttps://www.climatedepot.com/2023/04/11/bp-buys-massive-stake-in-esg-companys-climate-change-project/Carbon Brief - COP28 team marshals oil and gas industry alliance ahead of climate summithttps://www.carbonbrief.org/daily-brief/cop28-team-marshals-oil-and-gas-industry-alliance-ahead-of-climate-summit/SECONDARY TOPIC - DEBT CEILING Washington Post - Senate Democrats ask Biden to ready 14th Amendment, bypass GOP on debt limithttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/05/17/debt-ceiling-democrats-discharge-petition/Politico - Biden gives clearest indication to date he’s willing to make a critical debt ceiling compromisehttps://www.politico.com/news/2023/05/17/biden-debt-ceiling-compromise-00097388
Climate Change Policy Is Making Your Life Worse - In The Tank #397
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 397 of the In The Tank Podcast. We have seen the ruling elites come after a number of things under the justification of Climate Change. We've discussed bans on gas-powered cars, gas stoves, and other products. Well now, they are coming for your appliances. A new Biden proposal will seek to ensure you refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer and dryer are properly "green." Also, the ITT crew looks into reports from the U.N. that promise a "new phase of accelerated progress." What might this so-called "U.N. 2.0" look like?PRIMARY TOPIC - HOW CLIMATE CHANGE (POLICY) IS MAKING YOUR LIFE WORSE Washington Times - Biden seeks to turn entirety of homes green; manufacturers of appliances warn of lower performancehttps://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/may/7/bidens-avalanche-of-energy-rules-hits-manufacturer/ CNET - These 7 States Are Banning New Gas-Powered Carshttps://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/states-banning-new-gas-powered-cars/ The Hill - New York heats up nation-wide debate on gas stove banshttps://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/3991155-new-york-heats-up-nation-wide-debate-on-gas-stove-bans/ Gallup - Gov't Still No. 1, but Guns, Crime Up as Top U.S. Problemhttps://news.gallup.com/poll/505385/gov-no-guns-crime-top-problem.aspx SECONDARY TOPIC - UNITED NATIONS 2.0: SUMMIT OF THE FUTURE United Nations - The Summit of the Future in 2024https://www.un.org/en/common-agenda/summit-of-the-future United Nations - High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Developmenthttps://hlpf.un.org/sdg-summit United Nations - Our Common Agenda reporthttps://www.un.org/en/content/common-agenda-report/assets/pdf/Common_Agenda_Report_English.pdf
DeSantis vs. The Great Reset, ESG - In The Tank #396
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 396 of the In The Tank Podcast. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the most comprehensive Anti-ESG bill into law this week. Now, he is turning his attention toward the Digital Dollar (CBDC). How will these moves effect The Great Reset movement? Is he building a worthy defense for the state or is this just a speed bump for the plans of the World Economic Forum. The ITT crew discusses these important questions. Also, the Supreme Court is taking on a case that could have some serious ramifications for the Administrative State.OPENING CHIT CHAT AP News - Late-night TV shows go dark as writers strike for better payhttps://apnews.com/article/writers-strike-hollywood-wga-926179281803e10b1d501dcab93e305d PRIMARY TOPIC - THE GREAT RESET VS. DESANTIS The Free Press - Florida Gov. DeSantis Says ‘ESG Is Officially DOA’https://www.tampafp.com/florida-gov-desantis-says-esg-is-officially-doa/ Florida's Voice - DeSantis to U.S. government: Florida will resist, outlaw CBDChttps://flvoicenews.com/desantis-to-u-s-government-florida-will-resist-outlaw-cbdc-if-implemented/ Heartland Institute - Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Scores: A Threat to Individual Liberty, Free Markets, and the U.S. Economyhttps://heartland.org/publications/environmental-social-and-governance-esg-scores-a-threat-to-individual-liberty-free-markets-and-the-u-s-economy-2/ Forbes - Are You Ready For AI-Driven Radical ESG Transparency?https://www.forbes.com/sites/solitairetownsend/2023/04/30/are-you-ready-for-ai-driven-radical-esg-transparency/?sh=1b6893486e4f SECONDARY TOPIC - FALL OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE? Townhall - Is SCOTUS About to Annihilate the Administrative State?https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2023/05/01/scotus-to-hear-case-that-could-vanquish-federal-bureaucrats-power-n2622674
The weekly flagship podcast from The Heartland Institute features in-depth policy discussions connected to current news. Host Donald Kendal leads the discussion with the usual crew of Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, Socialism Research Center “Commissar” Justin Haskins, Editorial Director Chris Talgo, and others at this national free-market think tank. The entertaining and informative discussions often hit topics such as the environment, energy policy, Big Tech censorship, the troubling rise of socialism, globalism, health care, education, that state of freedom in America and around the world, and much more.
This podcast is also available as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast, the “firehose” of all the organization’s podcasts that take deep and entertaining dives into public policy.