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The Power Hungry podcast spotlights energy, power, innovation, and politics. Author and journalist Robert Bryce talks with top thinkers, writers, and influencers.

The Power Hungry Podcast Robert Bryce

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    • 4.8 • 232 Ratings

The Power Hungry podcast spotlights energy, power, innovation, and politics. Author and journalist Robert Bryce talks with top thinkers, writers, and influencers.

    The Power Hungry Podcast Is On Hiatus

    The Power Hungry Podcast Is On Hiatus

    Thank you for listening to the Power Hungry Podcast. But after nearly four years and 223 episodes, I am putting the podcast on hiatus. I have enjoyed doing the podcast, but I’ve been stretched too thin lately and needed to reduce my workload. Therefore, I will focus more time and energy on my public speaking and writing, particularly on Substack. Please follow me there: robertbryce.substack.com. 

    • 3 min
    Ken Girardin: Research Director at the Empire Center

    Ken Girardin: Research Director at the Empire Center

    Ken Girardin is an engineer who has been researching and writing about energy policy issues in New York for over a decade. In this episode, Ken talks about his new report for the Empire Center, Green Guardrails, which found that the state’s Climate Act could cost taxpayers $4.9 trillion by 2050, the soaring cost of the offshore wind projects, land-use conflicts, and the “absolutism” that is driving much of the state’s climate policy. (Recorded March 5, 2024.)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Doug Sandridge: President of Oil & Gas Executives For Nuclear

    Doug Sandridge: President of Oil & Gas Executives For Nuclear

    Doug Sandridge has spent his entire career in the oil and gas sector, but about three  years ago, he became a staunch advocate for nuclear energy. In this episode, Sandridge explains why more than 100 hydrocarbon executives have signed onto a declaration in support of nuclear energy, the challenges facing nuclear deployment around the world, spent nuclear fuel, and why the domestic nuclear sector will need strong government backing to succeed. (Recorded February 22, 2024.)

    • 54 min
    Michelle Bloodworth: CEO of America’s Power

    Michelle Bloodworth: CEO of America’s Power

    Michelle Bloodworth is the CEO of America’s Power, a trade association representing the companies that supply fuel to and operate coal-fired power plants. In this episode, Bloodworth discusses the war on coal, the federal regulations that could shutter most of the remaining coal plants in the country, and why regulators at the state and federal levels need to be more focused on electricity reliability. (Recorded February 8, 2024.)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Peter Zeihan: Author of The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization.

    Peter Zeihan: Author of The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization.

    In his second appearance on the podcast (the first was December 6, 2022), Peter Zeihan, a geopolitical strategist and the author of four books, including most recently, The End of the World is Just the Beginning, talks about deglobalization, demographics, and why he still believes “the American system will thrive.” In addition, he discusses the catastrophic decline of Germany’s industrial sector, the “exorbitant privilege” the U.S. dollar has as the world’s reserve currency, and why, in his view, China is facing “national oblivion.” (Recorded February 22, 2024.)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Brent Bennett: Policy Director for Life:Powered, an Initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation

    Brent Bennett: Policy Director for Life:Powered, an Initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation

    In his second appearance on the podcast (the first was in February 2022,) Brent Bennett, policy director for Life:Powered, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, talks about his recent report on electric vehicles and the challenges facing the Texas electric grid, three years after Winter Storm Uri. Bennett explains why climate activists have an almost religious attachment to EVs, why wind and solar are “holy fuels,” the problems with batteries, and why policymakers should think of electricity not as a commodity, but a service. (Recorded January 30, 2024.)

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

surfdiva124729 ,

Issac Orr

Please stop saying “right?” after every other sentence! Particularly when you use a term that the untrained listener does not know what it means.

Ender427 ,

Let the guests speak man!

Love your message. As someone who found you through the alternative energy ecosystem I have been notably impressed by everything you do but… can you please stop interrupting your guests? Let them speak! Take notes and ask them the questions you have after they’re done!!

IFYTIT ,

Enough with the elevator-pitch nonsense.

Please demonstrate some interest in, and respect for, your guests and introduce them properly in your own words. Ask them ahead of time how they would like to be introduced if you want, and incorporate their own words into the intro if you must, but expecting guests to introduce themselves is plain laziness on your part. Don’t expect the audience to be interested in a guest if you’re not interested enough in them to introduce them yourself.

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