Posts by Alex Epstein

Why “Peak Oil” Predictions Are Always Wrong — The Best of Power Hour

On this installment of “The Best of Power Hour,” oil economist Michael Lynch explains some of the mistakes “peak oil” theorists make–and gives a fascinating insight on how to properly predict oil prices. [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ML-Oil-Prediction-101.mp3] Download The Best of Power Hour: Why “Peak Oil” Predictions Are Always Wrong Want more Power Hour? Support our campaign […]

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More Industrialization, More Trees

In the latest installment of “The Best of Power Hour,” Dr. Pierre Desrochers how preindustrial lifestyles cause deforestation and other problems for the human environment. [audio:http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/PD-Energy-and-Environment.mp3] Download The Best of Power Hour — Industrialization and Forestation with Pierre Desrochers Want more Power Hour? Support our campaign to make Power Hour weekly.

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Mark Ruffalo: Be an Avenger for Fracking

Dear Mark Ruffalo, As an energy researcher I am disappointed that you are using the media attention over your new Avengers movie to attack “fracking”–the revolutionary technology that uses controlled explosives high-pressure water jets to fracture once-useless rock formations so as to release bountiful oil and natural gas. I have no objection to celebrities getting […]

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Did You Know that Big Oil Invented Recycling?

If not, you haven’t been listening to enough of “Power Hour”–the show where today’s top energy experts break down today’s top energy issues. Here’s an excerpt of Dr. Pierre Desrochers explaining what every American needs to know about recycling. [audio:http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/PD-Recycling-101.mp3] Download The Best of Power Hour — Recycling 101 with Pierre Desrochers   Want more […]

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Make Power Hour weekly for less than three cups of coffee

Next month, we’re going to take Power Hour to the next level–weekly–if our listeners really want it. If they want more guests, more debates, more of the perfect show to expand your mind while you commute or work out. Listen below for all the fun details, but the bottom line is that you can make […]

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Don’t Miss This Episode of Power Hour: Robert Zubrin, Author of “Merchants of Despair”

On this month’s Power Hour, I interview Robert Zubrin, author of “Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism.” [audio:http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/POWER-HOUR-ROBERT-ZUBRIN-5112.mp3] Download and save: Power Hour: “Merchants of Despair” with Robert Zubrin Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes I discovered Dr. Zubrin’s book two weeks ago, and have since read it […]

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Debunking “Renewable” Energy, Promoting Progressive Energy

Check out my new post at MasterResource, “Progressive Energy vs. ‘Renewable’ Energy.” The idea/ideal of “renewable energy” is the source of an enormous amount of bad thinking about energy–it places our focus on hypothetical energy sources with the longest hypothetical duration, rather than effective energy sources that can provide cheap, plentiful, reliable energy in the […]

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An Unnatural Amount of Happiness — Why I Celebrate Transforming the Earth

One of the great joys of life is those hours with loved ones that are so serene that time just seems to stop. A few weeks ago, I had that feeling during a long-overdue reunion with two of my dearest friends. We talked about everything and nothing, we made each other think and made each […]

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Watch “Fracking Amazing”

Last week at Penn State, I spoke to Young Americans for Freedom about why I think fracking is amazingly positive, economically and environmentally. I’ll post the Q&A on Wednesday.   Want me to speak to your group? Email me at alex at alexepstein dot com.

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