The Nexus of U.S. Energy Policy, Climate Science, Freedom and Prosperity Recap

Whether it’s cryptocurrency in Iceland, marijuana cultivation in Colorado, or a  small woman-owned business in Ethiopia, the need for cheap, abundant electricity is critical. Across the globe, Power = Power. But how do we plug in every person on the planet without killing the planet?

Steamboat Institute’s Energy and Climate Summit featured in-depth discussion, debate and analysis by climate scientists, members of Congress, government officials, filmmakers,  educators, and nationally recognized journalists.

Watch the speaker panels and recap video below and click the panel title links to see panel-specific webpages with more information.

Read Steamboat Institute’s recap report on the event HERE.

The Nexus of U.S. Energy Policy, Climate Science, Freedom and Prosperity Recap

“Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t and Why It Matters”


Steven Koonin, Ph.D.

Undersecretary for Science in the Obama Administration Energy Department
Author of Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters

“Should America Rapidly Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use to Prevent Climate Catastrophe?”


Alex Epstein

President and Founder of the Center for Industrial Progress
Author of Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas–Not Less

Andrew Dessler, Ph.D.

Professor at Texas A&M University
Author of Introduction to Modern Climate Change

(Moderated by Dan Njegomir – Editorial Page Editor at Denver Gazette)

“Why an All of the Above Energy Strategy, Including Oil, Gas and Coal, is Essential”


Aurelia Skipworth Giacometto

Businesswoman, biologist and lawyer

Director of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 2019-2021

Chris Wright

CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services

(Moderated by Drew Bond – Cofounder and President of C3 Solutions)

“The Cost of Climate Alarmism”


Bjorn Lomborg, Ph.D.

President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center
Author of False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet

“Avoiding Blackouts: The Future of U.S. Energy Policy and Lessons Learned from the 2021 Texas Power Outage”


Robert Bryce

Producer of the documentary film Juice: How Electricity Explains the World
Author of A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations

Blu Hulsey

Senior Vice President at Continental Resources

Jacki Pick Deason

Host/Producer of The Jacki Daily Show

“The Impact of Current Global Crisis on U.S. National Security, Energy Policy, and Your Family’s Freedom & Finances”


James Carafano

Vice President for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Lakshman Guruswamy, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, International Environmental Law, CU Boulder

(Moderated by Philip Wegman — White House Reporter for Real Clear Politics and Tony Blankley Senior Fellow at the Steamboat Institute)

“The American Energy, Jobs and Climate Plan”


Micah Chambers

Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

Co-author of The American Energy, Jobs and Climate Plan

“Carbon and Climate Catastrophe”


Patrick Moore, Ph.D.

Director of the CO2 Coalition
Founder and Past President of Greenpeace

Author of Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom

May 26, 2022