Events

Pierre Desrochers Joins CIP as a Senior Fellow

Big news: Pierre Desrochers, one of the world’s foremost experts on human progress—its past, present, and future—has joined CIP as a Senior Fellow. Pierre, an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto, is author of numerous volumes including The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet, an impassioned defense of modern, high-tech […]

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Fossil Fuels: Arguing to 0 vs. Arguing to 100

I believe supporting fossil fuels can be a winning election issue in 2016, if those of us making the case for them take the right steps to reframe the energy debate. I spoke last month at the Leadership Program of the Rockies Annual Retreat to explain how we can do just that, and the talk […]

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Rundown: CIP Counter-Protests People’s Climate March

Weekend before last, hundreds of thousands swarmed the streets of New York for the “People’s Climate March”, a demonstration to demand the nations participating in that weekend’s UN Climate Summit dramatically cut their fossil fuel use. No advocacy group, consumer group, or industry group appeared willing to stand against it, despite the fact that the incredible standard of living we enjoy in the […]

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Power Surge: Keystone XL Permission Delay Increases Cost, UK Prepares for Winter with Green Energy on the Grid, Upcoming Anti-Civilization March

On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the Keystone XL pipeline project, which will see significant cost increases because of the US government’s permission delay, how the British plan to keep the lights on during Winter with less practical and more green energy on the grid by temporarily shutting down industrial consumers, and the […]

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Power Preview: 4 New Talks to Industry

This week Alex Epstein is in Calgary for some private consulting with energy companies, and for four speaking events: Today, Wednesday, Oct. 23, Alex is giving two talks, “Energy Heroes” and “How to Convert Fossil Fuel Opponents Into Fossil Fuel Supporters,” at the Gas Processing Association of Canada and Petroleum Joint Venture Association’s 20th Annual […]

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Dear Big Oil: Stop Acting Like Big Tobacco

[Reprinted from Alex Epstein’s latest post at the Master Resource blog.]   The following is the beginning of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: the Key to Winning Hearts and Minds”—my soon-to-be published manifesto on how fossil fuel companies can neutralize attackers, turn non-supporters into supporters, and supporters into champions. I’ve been been circulating it […]

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Power Hour: Patrick Michaels on Global Warming and the IPCC

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Patrick Michaels about global warming and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr. Michaels is Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. He taught Environmental Science for 30 years at University of Virginia. He is a past […]

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Harvard Rejects Divestment—President Faust Refuses to Make a Deal with the Devil

Last November, Harvard University held a referendum, initiated by the anti-fossil fuel activists of gofossilfree.org, on the question of whether the school should symbolically divest its endowment of any investments in fossil fuel companies, on grounds that “it’s wrong to profit from wrecking the climate.” 72% of students voted ‘yes.’ Last week, President Drew Faust […]

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Is “Acidizing” the Next Fracking?

For the last several years, opponents of oil and natural gas have tried to convince the public that the “fracking”—hydraulic fracturing—used in much of modern production is “unsafe.” As claim after claim has been debunked and debunked, the “oil and gas production shouldn’t be allowed because it involves fracking” argument has lost some momentum. Unfortunately […]

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