Frac’ing

Hydraulic fracturing technology, a new form of drilling for oil and gas, is one of the most important technologies of the 21st century. Unfortunately, it is furiously opposed by technophobes who falsely say it creates a new threat of water contamination.

Power Hour: Interview with Leighton Steward

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Leighton Steward about his experience in the oil and gas industry and his recent work on the issue of climate change. Mr. Steward has extensive experience in the exploration and production side of the industry, having served in various senior management positions. He is former […]

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Power Hour: Oil Landman Joseph Munsey

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Joseph Munsey about his experience as a oil industry landman. Download Episode 90 – Oil Landman Joseph Munsey Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes  

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Colorado Has Been Fracking For 40 Years; Why All The Fuss?

By David Biederman, reprinted from Forbes.com: In the coming months, Coloradans will have the power to vote on the future role of fracking in the state. As a result, Colorado has become a focal point for environmental groups seeking moratoriums and bans on hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. “fracking,” an oil and gas technology they claim is […]

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Colorado Has Been Fracking For 40 Years; Why All The Fuss?

By David Biederman, reprinted from Forbes.com: In the coming months, Coloradans will have the power to vote on the future role of fracking in the state. As a result, Colorado has become a focal point for environmental groups seeking moratoriums and bans on hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. “fracking,” an oil and gas technology they claim is […]

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Power Hour: Robert Bryce on Energy Progress

In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow and energy author Robert Bryce about energy progress—what, in the big picture, is actually happening in the world of energy. Mr. Bryce is the author of several books, including Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of […]

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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.”   Download Episode 82 – Geoffrey Styles on the […]

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

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.   Download Episode 81 – Marlo Lewis on the Top Energy Stories of 2013 Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes  

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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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Power Hour: Richard Levick on Energy Communications

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex is joined by Richard Levick, chairman and CEO of LEVICK, a leading public relations firm. Alex and Richard discuss how ineffective communications strategies have impacted the energy industry in public affairs, and what needs to be done to make a positive change. You absolutely won’t want to miss […]

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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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