Posts by Alex Epstein

Power Surge: The Right to be Brainwashed, Apple Claiming 100% Unreliable Energy, and Ted Cruz vs. Government Owning the Means of Production

On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the “Climate Science Students Bill of Rights” that is promoted by green groups (including the Union of Concerned Scientists), Apple’s recent Environmental Responsibility Report in which the company claims 100% renewable energy for many facilities, and the attempt by Senator Ted Cruz to restrict the federal ownership […]

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Power Surge: Polar Bears or Power Plants–Which “Endangered Species” Should We Care About More?

On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the Oxnard City Council’s decision to put a moratorium on a new gas power plant because it might be vulnerable to speculative future sea level rise, new shipping lanes being opened up for icebreaker LNG tankers thanks to less sea ice at the North Pole, and what […]

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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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