Friday, April 1, 2011

Radio Show Recap

Tonight on our radio show at Breaking It Down With DT we had a super guest, Daniel Kish, Senior Vice President of Policy from the Institute for Energy Research in Washington, D.C.

Dan has more than 25 years of experience on congressional committees focused principally upon of natural resource and energy policies. His service includes the principal resource committees in the House and Senate, including six years as chief of staff for the Republicans on the House Resources Committee and four years on the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee staff.  His primary focus has been access to resources on government lands and in the waters of the Outer Continental Shelf, and specifically, upon the enormous conventional and unconventional energy there that waits to be allowed to add value to our nation’s well-being.

Dan brought to light some key information about energy policy. He says energy is the true measure of power for a nation. The US government OWNS more land than anyone truly realizes. Politicians are in control of the nations energy and dole it as they see fit. We discussed that domestic industry is handcuffed by the government and not allowed to develop more resources.

Today, there are many states that are making it law that energy consumers must buy 'green' energy sources. The MOST expensive sources of energy we have. He confirmed the research done by the Congressional Research Service that states the US has the largest energy reserves in the world is entirely truthful. We question why the government would force us to spend more on energy than need be and why doesn't the US energy consumer respond.
He also posits that the power over energy really should belong with the people and not the politicians who are using that power to dictate how we live our lives, what cars we should drive and how much we pay for energy. Again we questioned why do the politicians state we have scare resources .. for power .. over us.

The technology exist for the US to be independent from any source of foreign energy that we wish to be. Energy could be provided more cheaply AND efficiently if policy makers allowed it.

Listen to the replay, if you missed the show, to find out what the Chinese are providing the US energy industry that you don't know about  HERE.

Thank again to Dan for joining us tonight and shedding light on one of the most important topics of today.

Make sure you tune in next week, April 7, when we talk to Geoffrey Lawrence, Deputy Director of Policy at the Nevada Policy Research Institute as we focus on Labor and Unions: the Deficits, Politics, and Solutions.

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