This week on RealClear Radio Hour we cover the ever important issue of energy and environment. As the Paris Climate treaty continues to cause problems between the President and Congress nearly 4-months removed from the COP-21 summit, the biofuels and alternative energy industry plans to capitalize on this administration’s agenda despite their decades-long failure to produce cost effective products and innovate to market standards.
My first guest this week is Marlo Lewis. Lewis, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of The Paris Climate Agreement is a Treaty Requiring Senate Review, discusses President Obama’s attempt to enact the Paris agreement without the Senate’s consent. Lewis argues this is an unconstitutional overreach and an egregious attempt to politically freeze the regulatory trajectory for years to come—including the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan, which would increase energy costs for all Americans, but whose enactment has been stayed by the Supreme Court pending unresolved litigation.
Second on the show is senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Robert Bryce. The author of Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future, relates how the biofuel industry’s decades-long record of failure has been enabled by the entrenched political machine of mandates, special interest lobbies, and the Iowa caucus. Still, Bryce remains optimistic that we will continue to innovate our way out of contemporary challenges.
You can hear from both of our guests this week by listening to the full show as-aired on iTunes, or you can check out the individual podcasts hosted on YouTube and SoundCloud. Make sure to check back next week for another episode of RealClear Radio Hour.