Policy Forum

A History of Free Market Energy Thought

June 30, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Hayek Auditorium

Featuring Rob Bradley, Founder and CEO, Institute for Energy Research; moderated by Patrick J. Michaels, Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute.

Join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoEvents. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute. If you have questions or need assistance registering for the event, please email our staff at events@​cato.​org.

Many in Washington deny that the nation’s energy needs can be met by free markets. Wars on coal and carbon dioxide follow this faith in government regulation and control of energy. Since the 1970s, however, more libertarian voices have been heard on these issues. Rob Bradley, who has been involved with free‐​market energy policy since its inception, will discuss the history of libertarian thinking on past energy policy and its relevance for current policy debates. Please join us for a provocative look at an alternative way of thinking about energy and public policy.