Aouste is a graduate from DePaul University with a BA in Political Science. While studying he participated in the Fund for American Studies program in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Heartland in 2015, he was a staff intern on Bruce Rauner’s successful Illinois gubernatorial campaign. Aouste resides in Hainseville, Illinois.
Latest posts by Billy Aouste (see all)
- Heartland Weekly – Today’s ‘Che Guevara’ Democrats Do Not Understand Economic Growth - January 8, 2018
- A Year of Top Heartland Stories - December 28, 2017
- Can Twitter Be Trusted with Its New ‘Violent Images’ Rules? - December 22, 2017
On August 29, Research Fellow H. Sterling Burnett was a guest on the Energy Matters to discuss how the G-20 Summit nations snub and isolate the United States for their decision to leave the Paris climate agreement – only until they need American energy. The short interview is an enlightening view into the hypocrisy of energy virtue signaling. According to Burnett,
We’re likely to be a net energy exporter by 2020 and Europe wants as much of as it as it can get because they are so highly dependent on Russia for their natural gas which comes through pipelines. The problem there is any time they get into a spat with Russia, suddenly the natural gas is cut off and their prices spike people go without power or heat. They complain but they don’t do anything about it.