America has been a notably hard-working society for most of its history—but has become much less so in recent decades. Labor-force participation, especially among men of prime working age, has fallen to levels not seen since the Great Depression and is particularly low in certain regions of the Middle West and South. The decline of work has coincided with declining health status and longevity and high levels of drug addiction.

 

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Jack welcomes Heritage colleagues Annie Chestnut Tudor and Mario Loyola this week to discuss the tech industry and its projected energy requirements. Annie is a leading expert in technology policy and Mario, a recent Power Hour guest, knows more about energy policy than just about anyone. Together, this duo paints a stark picture of what we are facing when juxtaposing the rising energy demand of the tech industry against the energy supply problems we are sure to face with Biden’s green energy agenda.

 

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that former President Donald Trump should be struck from the ballot for violating Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which applies to certain officials who have engaged in insurrection or rebellion. Does this Section apply to the former President? Can state officials enforce it in the absence of an implementing statute from Congress? Does this Section still apply in 2024?

 

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. We are joined today by Isaac Orr of the Center for the American Experiment. Isaac is an expert on the electricity grid and explains how poor policy choices are leading to instability in our electric supplies. In fact, Isaac has done the hard work of modeling out exactly what will happen to our electricity supply if we don’t change course. If you want to know what he found, you’ll have to listen to the Powerhour! But here is a hint: it’s not good. Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org! Tell us what you thought of the podcast and what you want to here in the future. Thank you for listening and being part of the Power Hour!


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The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Join Jack this week for a conversation with one of The Heritage Foundation’s top legal experts, Jack Fitzhenry. We often don’t think about the Supreme Court when we think about energy and environmental policy, but we should, because it matters…a lot! You don’t want to miss this discussion on how a number of cases currently before the Supreme Court could have long lasting impact on American energy policy.   Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org! Tell us what you thought of the podcast and what you want to here in the future. Thank you for listening and being part of the Power Hour!


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The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Join Jack this week for a conversation with former nuclear industry insider and nuclear fuel expert, CJ Milmoe about America’s dependence on Russian nuclear fuel. While the U.S. was quick to ban Russian oil and natural gas imports after Putin’s invasion into Ukraine, it remains dependent on Russian low enriched uranium to power its commercial nuclear reactors. Jack and CJ discuss why this remains the case and what can and is being done about it.  Join the conversation with an email to  thepowerhour@heritage.org! And thank you all for a great 2023. Here is to an even better 2024!

 

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Join Jack this week for a conversation with Heritage Foundation experts Kevin Dayaratna and Miles Pollard on their new report, Powering Human Advancement: Why the World Needs Reliable and Affordable Energy. The timely report presents in clear terms how access to affordable energy is a key ingredient of human flourishing and how threatening that access will impact human progress. Kevin and Miles don’t just make the arguments but use charts and graphs to present the data.  The entire report can be found here.  Let us know what you think at  thepowerhour@heritage.org!

 

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast where we discuss the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Gabriella Hoffman, Director, Center for Energy and Conservation at the Independent Women’s Forum joins Jack this week for a discussion on how conservatives are the real conservationists and why conservative values provide the best environmental policy outcomes. They cover a wide spectrum of issues including wildlife preservation, land use, the proper role of government, and the major statutes governing federal environmental policy. And there might even be a little hunting and fishing thrown in there. If you like the outdoors and want to make sure that we conserve those resources for years you come, you don’t want to miss this one.  Let us know what you think at  thepowerhour@heritage.org!

 

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. Join Jack this week for a riveting conversation with novelist, Jon Pepper, to discuss his new book, Missy’s Twitch, which is a satirical take on the climate alarmism taking over modern society.  Jack and Jon dive deep into the book to discuss how it’s a reflection of the climate insanity we see taking over society. They also engage in a discussion about the real world implication of alarmist climate policies. There is no shortage in laughter in this one as Jack and Jon take on a serious subject but with a touch of humor. Rest assured that they don’t give away the plot. You’ll have to check Jon’s book out to get the rest of the story. You can get the Missy’s Twitch anywhere that you buy books.  Here is a link to make it even easier.   Let us know what you think at  thepowerhour@heritage.org!


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Artificial intelligence is poised to transform our country. While we expect AI to enhance productivity and engender other workplace and lifestyle benefits, widespread adoption could also threaten many pillars of society we take for granted. Join The Heritage Foundation as we convene an expert panel to discuss the core risks policymakers should consider as they debate the next frontier of technological advancement. Expert commentary on AI will cover child exploitation, the Chinese Communist Party, surveillance and data harvesting, online censorship, and anti-competitive behavior.


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The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. In this episode, Jack sits down with the one and only Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  Jack and Myron undertake a wide-ranging discussion on everything from the United Nation’s climate conference process to why government so often fails on energy and environmental policy.  As one of the most impactful voices on conservative environmental policy, the Left hates him (or actually respects him) and you won’t want to miss him.   Let us know what you think at  thepowerhour@heritage.org!

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The bipartisan, congressionally mandated Strategic Posture Commission issued its Final Report in October, concluding that America’s defense strategy and strategic posture must change in order to properly protect its vital interests and improve strategic stability with China and Russia. In this rapidly changing world, our nuclear policy needs to be reevaluated to most effectively deter and defeat threats from these two nuclear-armed peers.

 

The horrific attacks on Israel have served as a striking illustration of the moral rot present on American college campuses. Countless professors, DEI staff, and students have celebrated the slaughter and proclaimed their support for terrorist actions. Disturbingly, this is the result of decades of American colleges and universities neglecting their responsibility to shape their students into virtuous citizens, choosing instead to curry favor with radicals.

 

The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. In this episode, Jack invites Mario Loyola, Senior Research Fellow at Heritage, Director, Environmental Law and Rish Management, Institute of Environment, Florida International University, and former Trump White House alum to discuss the recently published Fifth National Assessment on Climate Change. As you will learn, the Biden Administration’s take on global warming is even more extreme than the International Panel on Climate Change—and that’s saying something. Join Jack and Mario for this informative discussion and to get the scoop on why Biden’s climate change agenda is full of hot air. Let us know what you think at  thepowerhour@heritage.org!


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The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. In this episode, Jack and Mike McKenna, President of MWR Strategies and Heritage Foundation Visiting Fellow discuss a recently introduced bill that would establish a tariff, or should we say tax, on imported items. The bill’s sponsors insist the tariff is not a tax but Mike and Jack’s analysis suggests otherwise. But the problem with the carbon tariff is not just that it will increase prices for American families and businesses, it establishes an important foundation on which more carbon dioxide-based regulation will surely be built. If you want to know why carbon tariffs are really just a tax by another name, and how they could impact the US economy for years to come, you will want to check this one out. Are we right? Are we wrong? Let us know what you think at thepowerhour@heritage.org!


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This past year, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, chaired by Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), has conducted several outstanding oversight investigations into the performance of federal agencies that failed to respond effectively to the national medical emergency. These investigations revealed that federal officials failed to provide compelling information on the origin of the pandemic. They confused the public with mixed messages on the rationale and effectiveness of masking and provided weak scientific justifications for comprehensive vaccine mandates and extended school closures.

 

After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled in August that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration had to restore critical safeguards for chemical abortion drugs and prevent their shipment by mail, the U.S. Department of Justice requested that the Supreme Court review the 5th Circuit’s ruling. As the nation waits for the Court’s decision, questions abound. Can Congress prevent the shipment of abortion drugs by mail? May states restrict abortion pills, even though they have been deemed “safe and effective” by the FDA? Did the FDA follow the law in approving abortion pills in the first place? And how “safe” are abortion pills, really? Join us for a discussion with experts who have the answers to these questions and more.


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The Power Hour is a weekly podcast that discusses the most interesting energy and environmental policy issues of the day with top national experts. In this episode, Jack and Carol Berrigan of the Nuclear Energy Institute sit down to talk about America’s key position in the commercial nuclear energy business. Despite reports of its untimely death (ok, that’s a little hyperbolic), Carol makes a compelling case that America’s commercial nuclear industry is very much a leader as evidenced by the role of American companies in the emergence of new nuclear technologies, like small modular reactors.  But it’s not just about SMRs, American innovation, manufacturing, and expertise is key to nuclear projects across the country and world. If you want to learn not just what the American nuclear industry does now but how it is positioned to grow into the future, you will want to check this one out. Let us know what you think at thepowerhour@heritage.org!


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The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies is honored to announce that Judge James C. Ho of the Fifth Circuit will deliver our 16th Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture titled “Pressure Is a Privilege: Judges, Umpires, and Ignoring the Booing of the Crowd.”

 

The U.S. and Paraguay have enjoyed a close bilateral relationship for decades with cooperation on issues ranging from narcotrafficking to economic development. As the most recent nation in South America to recognize Taiwan, Paraguay is also an essential partner in countering growing malign influence of China in the Americas which brings increasing instability while threatening U.S.-regional partnerships.