Center for Constructive Alternatives


Energy: Issues & Controversies

November 9-12, 2014

America has recently become the world’s leading energy producer. But increasing political opposition to energy development suggests a lack of consensus as to whether our nation’s energy wealth is good or bad. This second CCA of the 2014-2015 academic year, co-sponsored by the Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series, will examine issues and controversies related to energy and the environment.   

Sunday, November 9

  • 4:00 pm
    • “Regulation of America’s Energy Markets: A Historical Overview”
      Peter Z. Grossman
      Butler University
  • 8:00 pm
    • “To Frack or Not To Frack”
      Ann McElhinney
      Co-Director, Fracknation 

Monday, November 10

  • 4:00 pm
    • “The Story Behind the Ethanol Debate”
      Kenneth P. Green
      Fraser Institute
  • 8:00 pm
    • “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Global Warming”
      Steven F. Hayward
      Pepperdine University

Tuesday, November 11

  • 4:00 pm
    • “The Politics of Green Energy”
      Robert Bryce
      Manhattan Institute
      Author, Power Hungry: The Myths of Green Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future
  • 8:00 pm
    • “Energy Issues of the Future”
      Mark P. Mills
      Manhattan Institute

Wednesday, November 12

  • 4:00 pm
    • Faculty Roundtable
      Mark Nussbaum, Chair
      Ken Hayes
      Charles Steele
      Matthew Young

All Speakers Confirmed