Power Hour: Amy Oliver Cooke on FERC Nominee Ron Binz

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 Ron Binz, this is a must-listen. For more on Amy’s work, go to http://www.i2i.org/olivercooke.php. Download Episode 67 with Amy Oliver …

Power Hour: David Kreutzer on Fossil Fuel Policy

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. David Kreutzer about fossil fuel policy, the ideas that have inspired it, and their effects. Dr. Kreutzer is a Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change at the Heritage Foundation. You can learn more about him and his work at http://www.heritage.org/about/staff/k/david-kreutzer. Download Episode 65 with David Kreutzer Subscribe …

Power Hour: Alex Epstein Visits the Kentucky Mining Institute

For this episode of Power Hour, CIP’s Adam Edmonsond interviewed Alex Epstein about his upcoming visit to the Kentucky Mining Institute’s Mine Rescue Competition, where Alex will speak to an audience consisting mostly of coal miners about how to be better champions of their industry. [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Power-Hour-64.mp3] Download Episode 64 – Alex Epstein Visits the Kentucky Mining Institute Subscribe to …

The Tesla Debate

Yesterday, Forbes published my new piece “With the Tesla Model S, Elon Musk Has Created a Nice Nice Fossil Fuel Car.” Several members of the Tesla forum disagreed emphatically, with a range of arguments ranging from technical (I allegedly neglected the issue of “energy efficiency”) to emotional (I am “another hater”). Overall, I thought that the responses were a microcosm of …

Power Hour: Andrew N. Kleit on Electricity Markets

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Andrew N. Kleit, Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at Penn State University, about electricity and electricity markets. Other topics include the impact of weather on energy markets and the effects of energy regulation. You can read more about Dr. Kleit and his work here. Download Episode 63 with …

Power Hour: Peter Grossman on U.S. Energy Policy

For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talked with Dr. Peter Grossman, Professor of Economics at Butler University, about his latest book, U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure. You can follow Dr. Grossman’s work at http://peterzgrossman.wordpress.com. Download Episode 62 with Peter Grossman Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes

Power Hour: Larry Bell on Big Picture Thinking

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Larry Bell, Professor of Space Architecture at the University of Houston and a regular contributor to Forbes.com, about big picture thinking about energy subsidies and about claims of catastrophic climate change. You can find Larry’s recent Forbes article about subsides here, and you can pick up his book, Climate of Corruption, …

Power Hour: Eric Eisenhammer on Energy Activism

For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talked with Eric Eisenhammer, founder of the Coalition of Energy Users, about political activism, or how we can tranlate our ideas about energy into real improvements in the conditions under which the energy industry operates, which ultimately affect all energy users. You can read more about Eric and the Coalition of Energy …

Power Hour: Heath Lovell on Coal and Communication

Onn this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Heath Lovell of Alliance Coal about what it’s like to be in the coal industry (first as a miner and now in management), how the world sees the industry, and how the workers in the industry see the world. They also discuss the role of the coal industry in human …

Power Hour: Frank Clemente on Coal and Human Health

For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviewed Dr. Frank Clemente on coal, and particularly its impact on human health. As a sociology professor, Dr. Clemente spent much of his career researching the relationship between industrialization and human health. He was a member of the graduate faculty at Pennsylvania State University and the former director of its Environmental Policy …