Power Hour: Travis Fisher on Electricity

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with electricity expert Travis Fisher about the basics of electricity, and about some of the lesser known facts about how this now-ubiquitous form of energy came to be the go-to resource for light, then for operating machinery in factories, and now for almost every technology we count on today. This is …

Power Hour: Michael Binnion on the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry

On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein discusses the state of the Canadian oil and gas industry with Michael Binnion, CEO of Questerre Energy. Binnion combines a lot of experience with an uncommonly insightful historical and philosophical perspective that make his observations of the industry particularly valuable. [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Power-Hour-51_mixdown.mp3] Download Episode 51 – Michael Binnion on the Canadian Oil and …

Power Hour: Myron Ebell on the Rise and Fall of Cap and Trade

On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Myron Ebell, Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), about the various forms of control that governments in the United States and Europe have taken over the energy industry on the premise of catastrophic global warming—particularly the rise and fall of “cap and trade” policies. …

Alex Epstein on the Frank Beckmann Show

On this episode of the Frank Beckmann Show, Alex Epstein talks about the subject of his upcoming talk at Michigan State University: How Oil Improves the Planet. Topics covered include: how oil improves the environment, how to talk to people about energy issues in a way that changes minds, and the difference between the fallacy of “sustainability” and the real …

Power Hour: Stanley Kurtz on the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Stanley Kurtz, author of a series of recent articles in the National Review on the fossil fuel divestment movement, its leader, Bill McKibben, and what the conduct of the members of the movement on college campuses tells us about the state of liberal education today. [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Power-Hour-49.mp3] Download Episode 49 – …

Thought Emissions Threaten Intellectual Climate at Vassar

// On March 29, Alex Epstein’s talk, “Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet,” at Vassar College was interrupted by a student reading a prepared statement which denounced the consumption of fossil fuels as entailing, among other things, “intimidation.” The incident followed a week during which posters for the talk were ripped down, the home of the talk’s organizer was vandalized, and …