|Veronique de Rugy on Energy Policy|
|Run Time: 0:12:01||Play Now||MP3||09/28/12|
Policy analyst for the Mercatus Center and columnist for Reason Magazine Veronique de Rugy joins Amy Oliver to discuss the current state of energy policy in America and in Colorado. Why are our energy bills skyrocketing? What can we do about it? Are renewables the future?
|Xcel Energy Tiered Pricing|
|Run Time: 0:11:45||Play Now||MP3||07/02/10|
Xcel Energy has just introduced its tiered pricing system. Does it make any sense? Will it make our energy system more efficient? Does it penalize those who might be saving energy with higher bills? Amy Oliver talks Xcel with Mike Krause in this iVoices.org podcast.
|How Efficient are the Solar Panels Toured by Obama?|
|Run Time: 0:11:14||Play Now||MP3||04/29/09|
In the greenest of photo-ops, President Obama toured the solar panels at the Denver Museum of Science. Investigative reporter Todd Shepherd however, wanted to find out how much energy those solar panels were actually providing. Would the Museum divulge this information? Jon Caldara and Todd Shepherd discuss whether these panels were just window dressing or the real thing.
|Obama's Recycled "Moderate" Speed Rail Plans|
|Run Time: 0:14:48||Play Now||MP3||04/24/09|
Obama's got a plan for "high speed rail," but in reality, it's a lot slower high speed. Amy Oliver discusses this massive new subsidy for old technology with transit expert Randal O'Toole. Randal contends that this rail system is outdated, inefficient, too costly, and emits more greenhouse gasses per passenger mile than your average SUV.
|The Climate Movement Since the Economic Meltdown|
|Run Time: 0:11:35||Play Now||MP3||11/17/08|
How has the current economic and financial crisis effected the climate change movement? Are people looking harder and closer at the science now? Amy Oliver discusses what effects a sluggish economy will have on the warming hysteria with James Taylor of the Heartland Institute.
|Energy Policy is THE Policy Now|
|Run Time: 0:09:27||Play Now||MP3||9/16/08|
With November looming and gas prices steadily increasing, energy policy has taken center stage. Jon Caldara sits down with Mark Kelly from the Heritage Foundation to discuss oil prices, environmentalism, and the drill here, drill now sentiment that has been commensurate with high gas prices.
|DNCC Failed Wind Turbine|
|Run Time: 0:08:13||Play Now||MP3||8/18/08|
Coming to the DNC in Denver and feel guilty about all the energy you used getting here? Well, no need to fret. The DNCC is selling carbon offsets for the eco-guilty. Thing is, the wind turbine used to offset our carbon impact has not produced a single nano-watt of energy. Oops.
|Governor Ritter's Plan for Renewables|
|Run Time: 0:09:57||Play Now||MP3||8/05/08|
What sort of plan could realistically turn Colorado green? Amy Oliver and State Representative Kevin Lundberg discuss the pitfalls of Ritter's command and control style, while offering a more free market approach. Rep. Lundberg will be hosting a hearing down at the State Capitol on August 21st concerning the alternatives to Ritter's plan to help make Colorado green.
|Colorado's Climate Change Policy|
|Run Time: 0:14:27||Play Now||MP3||7/22/08|
Bob Ferguson, President of the Science and Public Policy Institute, released a series of research papers outlining states' climate change policy and its effects on both the environment and the economy. Amy Oliver discusses Colorado's plan with Bob, only to find out some surprising and startling facts.
|Deforestation in Africa|
|Run Time: 0:09:45||Play Now||MP3||5/07/08|
Thousands of acres of forest were set ablaze. Fires raged for a full week in multiple parts of Ethiopia, however volunteers were not allowed to help put them out. Dave Kopel sits down with Habtamu Dugo as they discuss the ecological destruction that ravaged the Ethiopian countryside as fires, most believe the government started and let continue, blazed unadulterated for weeks.
|Colorado Public Utilities Commission Explained|
|Run Time: 0:13:54||Play Now||MP3||3/03/08|
Ever heard of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission? Want to learn about what they do and how what they decide affects your life? Tune in as Jon Caldara discusses the Colorado PUC with former Chairman Ray Gifford. According to Ray, protecting you the consumer may not be as high on their agenda as you'd hope.
|Skeptical of the climate consensus?|
|Run Time: 0:13:54||Play Now||MP3||2/19/08|
Want to hear the likely costs associated with the newly proposed green initiatives? Tune in as Amy Oliver discusses these points and many more with James Taylor, senior fellow at the Heartland Institute and managing editor of Environment and Climate News. James highlights many of the fallacies associated with climate change and its unspoken costs to our standard of living.
|Mineral Rights Under Fire|
|Run Time: 0:11:09||Play Now||MP3||2/08/08|
New regulations in the oil and gas industry threaten to drive exploration elsewhere in Weld County. Amy Oliver is joined by Weld County commissioner Bill Jerke to discuss the erosion of mineral rights and the costly regulation hindering the oil and gas industry. How are these regulations affecting those who rightfully own natural resources? And what would be the effects of the oil and gas industry leaving the state?
|They Came to Green-ify Colorado|
|Run Time: 0:10:28||Play Now||MP3||1/23/08|
Paul Chesser from Climate Strategies Watch joins Amy Oliver to discuss the "green" movement and its influence on our politicians. Evidently, rich, out of state donors are funding certain organizations that wish to green-ify Colorado. Their sites are set on pushing "green" public policy initiatives. What's more, necessary cost-benefit analysis is of no concern to them. Just who are these organizations? And who in particular are they trying to influence in the legislature? Tune in to find out.
|Outing a "Green" Hypocrite|
|Run Time: 0:10:06||Play Now||MP3||12/21/07|
Jon Caldara discusses the nuclear fallout from Trent Seibert's outing of Al Gore and his environmental hypocrisy. Working from Nashville, Trent exposed Al Gore's massive energy bill from his estate's enormous usage of energy. What happens when you make public information available to the public? Find out what Trent and his Nashville colleagues endured when they did a little digging ? and told about it.
|Water Rights and Eminent Domain|
|Run Time: 0:08:57||Play Now||MP3||3/27/07|
Should water rights be protected from eminent domain abuse? According to State Representative Jerry Sonnenberg the answer is yes.
|Mine Your Own Business|
|Run Time: 0:11:22||Play Now||MP3||9/27/06|
Jon Caldara Interviews European Journalist Phelim Mcaleer on his new Movie Mine Your Own Business. How has the Environmental Movement effected people in the Developing World.
|Water, Water Everywhere. But Not for you!|
|Run Time: 0:10:08||Play Now||MP3||6/5/06|
Thirsty? Don’t ask Boulder. Jon Caldara interviews Senior Fellow and Water Policy Expert Craig Green.