Coal

Coal, one of the world’s most demonized substances, is simply a highly compressed plant-based fuel that is plentiful enough to drive most of the industrial growth around the world–and modern technology is able to minimize its byproducts to safe levels.

Good News! Colder Weather Drives Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Higher

“Colder weather drives forecast of 2014 energy-related CO2 emissions 1.1% above 2013 level” reads the Federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) headline. The EIA explains that “total energy use and CO2 emission for the first six months of 2014” increased when “compared with the same period the year before,” as Americans increased heat and power usage […]

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

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 climate and […]

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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

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 to the […]

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

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 another power […]

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Sacrificing The Poor In The Name Of “Renewable” Energy

In “The Poverty of Renewables”, Bjorn Lomborg challenges the often repeated claim that expanded use of so-called renewable energy will enhance the living standards of the world’s poorest people. Lomborg counters this by noting that people living at the lowest income levels spend a greater proportion of their wealth on energy. Therefore, diverting billions of […]

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Power Hour: Robert Bryce on Energy Progress

In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow and energy author Robert Bryce about energy progress—what, in the big picture, is actually happening in the world of energy. Mr. Bryce is the author of several books, including Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of […]

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Power Hour: Steven Hayward on Fossil Fuels and Environment

In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Steven F. Hayward about fossil fuels and our environment. Dr. Hayward is a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the author of the Almanac of Environmental Trends, among many other works. You can read more about Dr. Hayward’s work at […]

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Power Hour: Robert Bradley on Opposition to Fossil Fuels

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Robert Bradley, CEO and Founder of the Institute for Energy Research, about historical and modern opposition to fossil fuels. You can read more about Dr. Bradley and his work at www.instituteforenergyresearch.org.     Download Episode 84 – Robert Bradley on Opposition to Fossil Fuels […]

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Power Hour: Geoffrey Styles on the “Carbon Asset Bubble”

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Geoffrey Styles, Managing Director of GSW Strategy Group, about his recent blog post challenging the idea, put forward by Al Gore and David Blood in The Wall Street Journal, that we face a “carbon asset bubble.”   Download Episode 82 – Geoffrey Styles on the […]

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Power Hour: Marlo Lewis on the Top Energy Stories of 2013

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex is joined once again by Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, to discuss the top energy stories of 2013. You can find Marlo’s work at http://cei.org/expert/marlo-lewis-jr.   Download Episode 81 – Marlo Lewis on the Top Energy Stories of 2013 Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes  

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