Posts by Alex Epstein

Power Surge: Tariff War on Solar Panel Imports, Chile Focusing on Gas, New North Dakota Flaring Rules

On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the additional Tariffs the US Commerce Department has imposed on Chinese made solar panels while two US Senators complain about tariffs imposed on US solar panels, the Chilean Energy Minister talking about the fuel of the future for his country, which is natural gas, and new restrictions […]

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Power Surge: Greenpeace vs. Legos, Climate Insurance Failures, and Temperature Data Adjustments

On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about a new Greenpeace campaign against Lego toys (made of oil) displaying the logo of Shell, an insurance company closing its climate lobby bureau in the US, and new adjustments to the U.S. Historical Climatology Network temperature data by NOAA that returns the first place on the list […]

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Power Surge: Steven Goddard aka Tony Heller, Green Thought Police Seeking Control Over .eco Domains

On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the revelation of the true identity of famous climate skeptic blogger Steven Goddard on his website, and the upcoming decision of ICANN that might put a coalition of green activists and organizations in charge of .eco top-level domains. You can contact ICANN via twitter or facebook if […]

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Power Surge: Heat-Related Deaths and Human Ingenuity

[audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Power-Surge-20140626.mp3] Click here to Play or Save this Episode On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the most recent presidential attack on opponents of the White House’s climate action plan (see Alex’s article about The Unscientific Consensus), a new report by the EU commission on devastating climate damage in a scenario without mitigation […]

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Power Surge: Signs of Life, “Risky Business,” the EPA, and the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

[audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Power-Surge-20140625.mp3] Click here to Play or Save this Episode On this Episode Alex and Steffen talk about a newly proposed pipeline from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota to a storage hub in Oklahoma, the recent SCOTUS ruling on the EPA rules for emissions of greenhouse gases, and Alex’s upcoming book The Moral […]

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Power Surge: Former Treasury Sec. Paulson Claims We’re Facing a Catastrophic “Climate Bubble”

[audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Power-Surge-20140624.mp3] Click here to Play or Save this Episode On this episode Alex and Steffen discuss the recent article by former Bush Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson. Paulson sees similarities between what he thinks to be a climate crisis and the 2008 financial crash and warns about the risk of not acting.

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Al Gore and Rolling Stone Need to Issue a Public Apology for Journalistic Fraud

[audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PS-20140620.mp3] Download this Power Surge episode On this episode I am joined again by Steffen Henne to talk about Al Gore’s recent article In Rolling Stone Online in which he misleads readers about the use and effects of wind and solar power in Germany. I argue that Gore and Rolling Stone are committing journalistic […]

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Power Surge: Rising Fossil Fuels and a Decline in Presidential Conduct

[audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Power-Surge-201406161.mp3] Click here to Play or Save this Episode On today’s Power Surge, Steffen Henne and I talk about rising oil demand in the US, the record growth of coal use in the world, and a recent graduation speech by President Obama at UC Irvine in which he continues to dismiss opponents of his […]

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Power Surge: Japan Keeps the Lights On with Fossil Fuel Imports, Canada Wants to Build More Pipelines for Oil Sands Resources, American Lung Association Propaganda

[audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Power-Surge-20140713.mp3] Click here to Play or Save this Episode On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the additional fossil fuel imports Japan relies on after shutting down most of its nuclear capacity after the Fukushima tsunami, Canada’s preliminary approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline, which will bring oil from the Alberta oil sands […]

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Power Surge: India Identifies the Green Threat to Progress, Another Attack by Regulation from the EPA

[audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Power-Surge-20140613.mp3] Click here to Play or Save this Episode On this episode Alex and Steffen discuss a leaked report by the Indian spy service that accuses organizations like Greenpeace to use foreign funds to block industrial progress in the country, the commitment of the Indian government to improve the country’s fossil power infrastructure, and […]

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