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.

Power Hour: McKibben Debate Breakdown with Steffen Henne
Part 2 of 2

Happy new year! Part 2 of the McKibben debate breakdown is here just in time for 2013. A recap: Alex Epstein and resident researcher Steffen Henne take on Bill McKibben’s “evidence” presented from November’s debate on fossil fuels. Check out part 1 first if you haven’t already. The full debate can also be seen here. […]

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Power Hour: McKibben Debate Breakdown with Steffen Henne
Part 1 of 2

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein and resident researcher Steffen Henne take on all of the “evidence” Bill McKibben presents in his opening statement from November’s debate on fossil fuels. If you haven’t already seen it, you can watch the full debate here. Points covered on this episode: Connection between fossil fuels and […]

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Power Hour: Dr. Dino Ress vs Alex Epstein Debate and Commentary
Part 2 of 2

This week’s Power Hour will feature the last half of the Dr. Dino Ress vs Alex Epstein debate! If you missed the first half, make sure to listen to episode 34 first. Again, check it out if you missed the debate, or if you simply want to relive the drama! Includes: Information on the Progressive […]

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My Debate With Bill McKibben

Here is the rough-cut video of the event, which took place Monday at Duke University. Thanks to the Program on Values and Ethics in the Marketplace for hosting. Note that Bill McKibben is, right now, on tour promoting the destruction of the fossil fuel industry, the engine of our civilization. The battle has just begun. […]

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Energy and the Modern Hospital

The modern hospital is a great industrial achievement. Medical technologies found in hospitals have greatly extended both the quantity and quality of our lives. It is advancements in these technologies that allow medical professionals to replace worn-out joints, to maintain breathing and circulation while a patient’s organs lay exposed during surgery, or to use controlled […]

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Power Hour: Mark Mills on the Future of Energy

This week’s Power Hour features Mark Mills, co-author of the influential energy book, “The Bottomless Well”. Alex and Mark discuss his latest article on “Unleashing the North American Energy Colossus: Hydrocarbons Can Fuel Growth and Prosperity”. Topics include: Potential North American growth of coal, oil, and natural gas industries The attack on hydraulic fracturing The […]

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Power Hour: The War on Coal with Marlo Lewis

On this week’s Power Hour, Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute breaks down the war against the world’s fastest growing source of energy: coal. [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Power-Hour-War-on-Coal.mp3] Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes Power Hour War on Coal

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