The Truth About Sustainability

Is our way of life sustainable? For the last several decades—actually centuries—despite a continuously improving quality of life, many of our thought leaders have said “No.” In fact, the most our prosperity has increased, the less sustainable they claim it is. One reason for the unsustainability claim is the supposedly massive damage our production and […]

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The Myth of Wind and Solar “Capacity”

Last week, our Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration released an announcement and a graph that appeared to show wind as the leading new source of electricity. “Wind, natural gas, and solar made up almost all new electric generation capacity in 2015, accounting for 41%, 30%, and 26% of total additions, respectively, according to preliminary […]

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Why Green Energy Means No Energy

Here are some basic facts about energy and human well-being. There are 7 billion people in the world who need cheap, plentiful, reliable energy to flourish. Some three billion have virtually no energy by our standards. Over a billion have no electricity whatsoever. In the history of energy technology, only three methods of energy have […]

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Why the World’s Greenest Bathroom is Also the Dirtiest

A few weeks ago, I drove down to San Diego to hike the Torrey Pines trail. While the trail was as scenic as advertised, there were two moments of unpleasantness. The first was the discovery that the bathrooms at the trailhead were closed and thus hikers would have to use porta-potties, with the lack of […]

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Will We Let the World’s Fastest Passenger Airplane Make it Off the Ground?

Because of governmental barriers to new development and industry, we have become used to living in a society where most of the exciting advancements are in microtechnology–computer chips, smart phones, etc–rather than in macrotechnology: new forms of nuclear power, mass-desalination of water, and, of course the ever-elusive flying car. But what about the flying plane? […]

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The Truth About Sea Levels

Lately I’ve seen more “news” than usual about the dangerous sea level rises caused by rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Here are three seemingly scary stories from the New York Times: 1 2 3 Thanks in large part to our use of hydrocarbon (fossil) fuels, which release carbon dioxide when combusted, CO2 now constitutes, […]

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Power Hour: Christopher Horner on How Green Activists Manipulate Government

On this episode I talk to Christopher Horner, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Senior Legal Fellow at the Energy & Environment Legal Institute, about how green activists have hijacked the EPA and other executive agencies, how government employees are hiding their collaboration with activists groups from public scrutiny via private email accounts, […]

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Power Hour: Steffen Henne on the Truth About Unreliable Energy Sources

On this episode I talk to Steffen Henne, Head of Research at CIP, about the true percentage of energy production from unreliable wind and solar as well as the misleading ways proponents of “green” energy create success stories about them. Download Episode 131 with Steffen Henne Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes Subscribe to Power […]

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Power Hour: Travis Fisher on the 100% Renewable Scam

On this episode of Power Hour I talk with Travis Fisher, an economist at the Institute for Energy Research, about the deeply dishonest claims of 100% renewable energy used by companies like Apple, Microsoft, DHL, and others. Read Travis’ article. See the score card for presidential candidates of the American Energy Alliance. Check out more […]

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Power Hour: Amanda Maxham on the Virtues of GMOs

On this episode of Power Hour I talk with Dr. Amanda Maxham, Research Associate at the Ayn Rand Institute, about the incredible advances in genetic modification–and why our society is responding to them with fear and coercion rather than enthusiasm and freedom. Click here to find the report The Gene Revolution. Check out more of […]

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