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.

Fossil Fuels Work. Footsteps, Hazelnuts, and Wind Energy Don’t: Alex Epstein’s Writings Through the Moral Case Release

As he said in a recent newsletter update, Alex has been “writing up a storm” since the weeks prior to the release of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. You’ve probably read several of the articles already as we’ve shared them around piece-by-piece. But you’ve also probably missed at least some, so much like with his People’s Climate March […]

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“I Thought It Would Be Bad. I Was Very Wrong”: More Praise for The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

We told you about the stellar reviews of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels once already, but the buzz is loud, and growing. There were too many to fit into one post, and the reviews kept flooding in. Sources from The Wall Street Journal to actor Mark Pellegrino have since joined the discussion. So here is some of […]

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What Are Reviews Saying About The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels?

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels has been available for two weeks, and the buzz is loud. Whether conservative, libertarian, Objectivist, or an energy industry professional, advocates of free markets who read it agree this is a “pathbreaking new book” that serves as an essential tool for defending not just the fossil fuel industry, but industrial civilization […]

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Good News! Colder Weather Drives Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Higher

“Colder weather drives forecast of 2014 energy-related CO2 emissions 1.1% above 2013 level” reads the Federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) headline. The EIA explains that “total energy use and CO2 emission for the first six months of 2014” increased when “compared with the same period the year before,” as Americans increased heat and power usage […]

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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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The Nation’s First New Refinery Since 1976 Demonstrates that Industrial Progress is Flourishing in North Dakota

The men and women of the American oil industry are facilitating the greatest increase in the availability of life supporting fuel seen in decades. Their prodigious creation of oil—through advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) technologies—has stabilized world crude prices, reducing the need for U.S. oil imports and increasing the availability of liquid fuels […]

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Fracking Ban Advocates Choose to Ignore Their Victims

Promoters of bans on oil and gas development through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) often depict their opponent as a “fracking company” from the “dirty energy industry.” Demonizing men and women of the oil and gas industry who produce the fuel powering life throughout the state is bad enough, however, there is another group of victims who […]

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Colorado Fracking Bans Could Cause Billions of Dollars in Compensation Claims

Bans on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Boulder County, Colorado, could result in enormous destruction of wealth, states a study commissioned by The National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO). According to the Niobrara News, NARO; …released a report that estimates the future cash flows related to expected horizontal well results in the Wattenberg Field in Boulder […]

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Power Surge: Heat-Related Deaths and Human Ingenuity

Click here to Play or Save this Episode On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the most recent presidential attack on opponents of the White House’s climate action plan (see Alex’s article about The Unscientific Consensus), a new report by the EU commission on devastating climate damage in a scenario without mitigation efforts, a […]

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Power Surge: Signs of Life, “Risky Business,” the EPA, and the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Click here to Play or Save this Episode On this Episode Alex and Steffen talk about a newly proposed pipeline from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota to a storage hub in Oklahoma, the recent SCOTUS ruling on the EPA rules for emissions of greenhouse gases, and Alex’s upcoming book The Moral Case for […]

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