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

“Regulation of America’s Energy Markets: A Historical Overview”
Peter Z. Grossman
Butler University

 “To Frack or Not To Frack”
Ann McElhinney
Co-Director, FrackNation

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Monday, November 10

Hans C. Helmerich
Chairman of the Board, Helmerich and Payne, Inc.


“The Story Behind the Ethanol Debate”
Kenneth P. Green
Fraser Institute


“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Global Warming”
Steven F. Hayward
Pepperdine University

Tuesday, November 11

“The Politics of Green Energy”
Robert Bryce
Manhattan Institute
Author, Power Hungry: The Myths of Green Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future


“Energy Issues of the Future”
Mark P. Mills
Manhattan Institute 


Wednesday, November 12

Faculty Roundtable

Mark Nussbaum, Chair
Ken Hayes
Charles Steele
Kevin Slack