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.

Alex Epstein on The Source with Ezra Levant: “Fossil Fuel Fight” (SunNews)

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Thought Emissions Threaten Intellectual Climate at Vassar

// On March 29, Alex Epstein’s talk, “Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet,” at Vassar College was interrupted by a student reading a prepared statement which denounced the consumption of fossil fuels as entailing, among other things, “intimidation.” The incident followed a week during which posters for the talk were ripped down, the home of the […]

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Power Hour: The Light Brigade

This episode of Power Hour features an in-depth look at The Light Brigade–CIP’s “counter-education” at the Sierra Club’s highly touted “forward on climate” rally.   [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Episode-42-The-Light-Brigade.mp3]   Download Episode 42 – The Light Brigade Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes See also: The Blackout Rally Meets the Light Brigade Why “Forward on Climate” is […]

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Power Hour: Energy Policy and Pollution with Jerry Taylor

On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Jerry Taylor, Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute. Alex and Jerry discuss energy policy today and how it came to be, how to deal with pollution, and more. [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Episode-41-Jerry-Taylor-on-Energy-Policy-and-Pollution.mp3] Download Episode 41 – Energy Policy and Pollution with Jerry Taylor Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes

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“I approve of a blackout, I’m pro population control!”

Watch this 17-second video. A few weeks ago, I wrote: The Sierra Club, 350.org, and many other self-proclaimed environmentalist groups are planning a mega-“forward on climate” rally on February 17…This rally has nothing to do with climate, though I know many of its participants believe it does. It is about opposing any form of practical […]

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The Light Brigade Shines at the Shivering Blackout Rally

Some observations from the “Forward on Climate” Rally: Here’s the background on what we were doing February 17. At least a dozen protesters we met were proudly pro-blackout. Here’s one example. We wore shirts with the equation “Anti-Fossil + Anti-Nuclear = Pro-Blackout.” While we were preparing, at least a dozen protestors unthinkingly tried to buy […]

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Help the Light Brigade

As CIP ramps up for our Light Brigade opposition to the upcoming Blackout Rally–aka “the biggest climate rally in history”–we invite you to support our effort by becoming a CIP Accelerator. “CIP doesn’t have donors–we have Accelerators. We hope you join this unique group, which has helped fund our epic debates, ground-breaking books, and Talent […]

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Why “Forward on Climate” is Pro-Blackout

“If you are anti-carbon dioxide and anti-nuclear, you are pro-blackout.” This memorable expression comes from the great energy journalist Robert Bryce. And it is why I call the upcoming “forward on climate” rally “the blackout rally.” As I wrote a few days ago:   In all of human history, there have been only three cheap, […]

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The Blackout Rally Meets the Light Brigade

The Sierra Club, 350.org, and many other self-proclaimed environmentalist groups are planning a mega–“forward on climate” rally on February 17. To assess whether this is a good thing, you need know only two facts. In all of human history, there have been only three cheap, plentiful, reliable sources of energy: fossil fuel energy, nuclear energy, […]

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