Environment

We have a choice to make: which comes first, the human environment or the non-human environment? So-called environmentalists often sacrifice the human environment to the non-human environment. True progressives judge all environmental issues in terms of the human environment.

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.” [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Power-Hour-82.mp3]   Download Episode 82 – Geoffrey […]

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

function get_style () { return “none”; } function end_ () { document.getElementById(‘variation’).style.display = get_style(); } 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. [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Power-Hour-81.mp3]   Download Episode 81 […]

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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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CIP Digest: Hydraulic Fracturing

If you listen to Power Hour regularly, you’ve heard a lot about hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” (or “frac’ing”), in the last few years—on its existing and potential impact on the world’s energy supply, and the widespread positive impact on human life it can continue to have, if the oil and gas industry succeeds in taking […]

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Power Hour: Gregory Zuckerman on “The Frackers”

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with author Gregory Zuckerman about his recent book, The Frackers. Gregory is a special writer at The Wall Street Journal and the bestselling author of The Greatest Trade Ever. You can learn more about Gregory and his work at http://www.gregoryzuckerman.com. Download Episode 77 – Gregory Zuckerman […]

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The Industrial Manifesto

This essay by Alex Epstein was originally published in two parts as “Go Industrial, Not ‘Green,’” at MasterResource, and was posted on the CIP Blog September 28, 2011. I’m drawing it back to the surface because this is an important piece of CIP philosophy that everyone should read or re-read.   In the wake of […]

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Power Hour: Craig Idso on the Benefits of CO2

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Craig D. Idso, former president and current chairman of the board of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, about the benefits of CO2. You can learn about Dr. Idso’s work at www.co2science.org.   [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Power-Hour-76.mp3]   Download Episode 76 […]

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A Question and Answer on Environmental Improvement

My question is with regard to Alex’s use of concepts like environmental improvement. How does this compare with, for instance, a lot of the oil companies’ talk on saving the environment? For instance, Alex talked about energy improving the human environment in the sense of having better sanitation, indoor plumbing, A/C heating etc…. whereas if […]

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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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