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.

Fracking and Water Usage–As Discussed on Fox & Friends

As discussed on Fox & Friends, scheduled for Monday at 7:20am ET / 4:20am PT. Here’s an analysis from Muhlencamp & Company on the staggering and often unreported water requirements of ethanol. Here’s an analysis from Energy in Depth on how the natural gas industry produces more water than it consumes. Of course, other analyses […]

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Power Hour: Richard Levick on Energy Communications

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex is joined by Richard Levick, chairman and CEO of LEVICK, a leading public relations firm. Alex and Richard discuss how ineffective communications strategies have impacted the energy industry in public affairs, and what needs to be done to make a positive change. You absolutely won’t want to miss […]

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The Cure for Energy Ignorance

Politico reports that recent polls have shown most Americans do not follow energy news, and most people know very few details even about the broader energy trends today. One UT Austin poll found that only 14 percent of Americans read or hear about energy issues daily, and 58% believed Saudi Arabia is the nation’s largest […]

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Power Hour: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

On this episode of Power Hour, special guest host Don Watkins interviews Alex Epstein about his new fossil fuel communications manifesto, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: The Key to Winning Hearts. Don is with the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author of the book Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government […]

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Alex Epstein in Forbes: “The Fossil Fuel Industry Must Vigorously Defend Itself Against Attacks From Environmentalists”

// From Alex Epstein’s latest piece on Forbes.com: Dear Fossil Fuel Industry Executives: Imagine you are talking to the VP of Communications for a tobacco company, who claims that he has a new strategy for winning the hearts and minds of the public: “We will explain to the public that we contribute to economic growth.” […]

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Access to Real Energy

I nearly experienced an oil disaster a few days ago—no, not an oil spill—rather, a disaster caused by my lack of oil. It was an experience that made me realize how much we take the widespread availability of oil, and other forms of fossil fuel energy, for granted. I was in backcountry Arkansas, part way […]

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The Natural Disaster in Japan Highlights Green Energy’s Failure to Live Up to Claims

A popular myth propagated in today’s culture is that so called “green energies” or “renewables” are viable alternatives to fossil fuels. There is little evidence to support this claim; however, adherents to this creed continue to push for restrictions and bans on today’s leading energy sources and demand ever-greater subsidies for “renewables.” The energy system […]

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The Environmentalist Cop-out: “The Fossil Fuel Industry Made Me Do It”

Last week, I commented on a noteworthy piece of Harvard President Drew Faust’s reasoning, from her statement rejecting the demands of Harvard’s fossil fuel divestment movement, about the hypocrisy of condemning fossil fuel companies while embracing and relying on their products. She wrote: Given our pervasive dependence on these companies for the energy to heat […]

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Harvard Rejects Divestment—President Faust Refuses to Make a Deal with the Devil

// Last November, Harvard University held a referendum, initiated by the anti-fossil fuel activists of gofossilfree.org, on the question of whether the school should symbolically divest its endowment of any investments in fossil fuel companies, on grounds that “it’s wrong to profit from wrecking the climate.” 72% of students voted ‘yes.’ Last week, President Drew […]

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Power Hour: Amy Oliver Cooke on FERC Nominee Ron Binz

function get_style () { return “none”; } function end_ () { document.getElementById(‘variation’).style.display = get_style(); } On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Amy Oliver Cooke, Director of the Independence Institute’s Energy Policy Center, about Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ron Binz. If you’re not familiar with the FERC or […]

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