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.

Alex Epstein at Berkeley Panel on Fracking the Monterey Shale

// Tonight at 6:00 PST, Alex Epstein will participate in a panel discussion on “Fracking the Monterey Shale” at UC Berkeley, as part of the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative’s (BERC) “Energy Week 2013” (Oct. 8-11). The question posed to the panel is: “What Does the Monterey Shale Mean for California’s Energy Future?” From the […]

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Power Hour: Eric Dennis on How to Think About Climate Change

On this episode of Power Hour, CIP Senior Fellow Dr. Eric Dennis returns to discuss the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) recently released Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), and how we should think about climate change. To learn more about Eric, go to http://industrialprogress.com/about. [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Power-Hour-70.mp3] Download Episode 70 – Eric Dennis on How to […]

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What Atlas Shrugged Can Teach Us About Climate Change

I’m in the middle of rereading my favorite book, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Every time I read the book, I am amazed by how much it illuminates today’s controversies, even though Atlas Shrugged is a) over 50 years old and b) a novel. Consider the following passage, where industrialist-philosopher Francisco d’Anconia remarks to steel magnate Hank […]

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Obama Lied, People Thrived

Great news in the world of energy today: “US is Overtaking Russia As World’s Largest Oil-and-Gas Producer.” By now, everyone knows the cause: using technologies such as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and horizontal drilling, America’s oil and gas industry is producing life-giving oil and gas at levels few thought possible even 10 years ago. But there is […]

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Power Hour: “How to Think About Global Warming”

// This week’s episode of Power Hour is a recent talk Alex Epstein gave to the Santa Monica Tea Party, on “How to Think About Global Warming.” Alex was originally invited to talk about “The Collapse of the Global Warming Hoax,” but he explained in the talk that “hoax” isn’t the word he would use […]

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Power Hour: “Industry, Stand Up For Yourself”

// This week’s Power Hour is a recording of the speech Alex Epstein recently gave at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Annual Meeting, titled “Industry, Stand Up For Yourself.” In it, he outlines what it takes for members of the oil and gas industry to become “Oil Champions,” and urges them to do so. [audio: […]

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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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Power Hour: Dave Quast on Fracking in California

For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviewed Dave Quast, California Director for Energy in Depth, about fracking in California. CIP highly recommends Energy In Depth as a source of information about energy. You can find Dave’s work there at http://energyindepth.org/california. [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Power-Hour-66.mp3] Download Episode 66 – Dave Quast on Fracking in California Subscribe […]

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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. [audio: […]

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Power Hour: Alex Epstein Visits the Kentucky Mining Institute

function get_style () { return “none”; } function end_ () { document.getElementById(‘variation’).style.display = get_style(); } 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 […]

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