Jimmy Fallon Makes the World’s Best Argument Against Solar and Wind Energy

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, a member of “Artists Against Fracking,” is, like many celebrities, in favor of banning most fossil fuel use and using wind and solar instead. But a few years ago, when he was host of Weekend Update, Fallon made one of the best arguments ever why solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy work very, very badly. Photo credit: Jimmy Fallon (left) with …

Apple Commits Energy Accounting Fraud

Imagine this scenario: Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to take an ocean liner across the Atlantic. He has a problem. Ocean liners run on oil but Cook wants to be “green.” What can he do? Well, he could try his luck with a sailboat. But the wind is volatile and unreliable — not to mention that a wind-swept voyage across the ocean …

Shell’s ‘Footstep-Powered’ Soccer Field Will Never Work

Oil giant Shell claims in its #makethefuture campaign that it is promoting renewable energy and helping a poor community in Brazil by bringing it “the world’s first football pitch powered by footsteps.” It has told 1.6 million YouTube viewers and counting that this an idea “that could change the world.” Don’t believe it. Footstep power is 137 times more expensive than natural gas–and …

Vote For Fossil Fuels

Six years ago, a sure path for a politician to get praise—and votes—was to call for massive restrictions on fossil fuel use. In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on a platform of ending “the tyranny of oil” and bankrupting coal companies, whose energy production would be replaced by promising green companies like Solyndra—a “true engine of economic growth” that was “leading the way toward …

Power Surge: Pipelines, EPA Scare Stories, NATURAL Gas in Groundwater, Ocean Not-Acidification, Yucca Mountain Nuclear Recycling Facility

In this episode Alex and Steffen cover these news stories: The Canadian Energy East pipeline is in the crosshairs of environmentalists. EPA head Gina McCarthy puts out a scare story about how climate change will give children asthma. A recent study in New York State to establish baseline water quality confirmed once more that methane contamination is mostly natural and …

Power Surge: Lightning Edition

On this lightning edition episode Alex and Steffen cover the following news stories: Lockheed’s Skunk Works is working on a compact fusion reactor, promising a prototype in 5 years. A new study on fracking impacts reveals that drilling into the ground creates seismic activity but in the case of fracking this activity cannot be felt by humans. 350.org is pitting …

Power Surge: Pentagon Supporting the Climate Catastrophe Dogma, Painting by Numbers Accounting Makes Onshore Wind Look Cheaper Than Coal

On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about a recent report by the Pentagon that implies changes in climate pose an unprecedented challenge for the military, and another report by the EU, which declares onshore wind cheaper than all other sources of energy by adding fictional values for health and climate damage cost to fossil fuel sources. [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Power-Surge-20141014.mp3] Click …

Six Reasons Why the United Nations Should Not Intervene on Fossil Fuel Use (A Response to the Misguided People’s Climate March)

Tens of thousands of protesters will be swarming New York this Sunday to encourage the United Nations to call for drastic cuts for fossil fuels. They think they are doing the moral thing in encouraging the UN to oppose the use of coal, oil, and natural gas. In fact they’re supporting policies that would cut billions of lives short. Literally. Before anyone picks up …

Power Surge: Keystone XL Permission Delay Increases Cost, UK Prepares for Winter with Green Energy on the Grid, Upcoming Anti-Civilization March

On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the Keystone XL pipeline project, which will see significant cost increases because of the US government’s permission delay, how the British plan to keep the lights on during Winter with less practical and more green energy on the grid by temporarily shutting down industrial consumers, and the “People’s Climate March” on September …