The Light Brigade Shines at the Shivering Blackout Rally

Some observations from the “Forward on Climate” Rally: Here’s the background on what we were doing February 17. At least a dozen protesters we met were proudly pro-blackout. Here’s one example. We wore shirts with the equation “Anti-Fossil + Anti-Nuclear = Pro-Blackout.” While we were preparing, at least a dozen protestors unthinkingly tried to buy the shirts condemning their position. …

New Video at Energy Tomorrow

At the American Petroleum Institute’s State of American Energy event a few weeks ago, I gave an interview on hydraulic fracturing. Early this week, it was featured on the popular Energy Tomorrow blog. So far the video is the most popular video of the whole event–including the State of American Energy speech itself. Please keep spreading it.

Why Every American Needs to Watch FrackNation

In today’s MasterResource, I review the new documentary FrackNation. Here’s an excerpt: The main thing you need to know about FrackNation is that you should watch it. More importantly, given that this blog’s audience is unusually educated about hydraulic fracturing–frac’ing–you should encourage friends and family to watch it. The use of hydraulic fracturing and (less-publicized) horizontal drilling to extract oil …

The Blackout Rally Meets the Light Brigade

The Sierra Club, 350.org, and many other self-proclaimed environmentalist groups are planning a mega–“forward on climate” rally on February 17. To assess whether this is a good thing, you need know only two facts. In all of human history, there have been only three cheap, plentiful, reliable sources of energy: fossil fuel energy, nuclear energy, and hydroelectric energy. (Solar and …

Power Hour: Magdalena Segieda on FrackNation

This week’s Power Hour features an interview with Magdalena Segieda, co-director of the new documentary, FrackNation. Learn… why FrackNation is so important what the “victims” of frac’ing are really like (hint: they know a lot more about it than the attackers) what happened at the FrackNation premiere in NY the truth about Josh Fox (creator of Gasland) what life is …

Alex Epstein Walks Into a Bar…

Earlier this month, CIP was invited to the premiere of FrackNation (see here for a review). Both supporters and opponents came out to watch the film and attend the after-party. During the after-party, Alex Epstein took on an opponent in an impromptu bar-debate! Check it out: Want to sport CIP’s Improve the Planet t-shirt, too? Check out our January Accelerator …

DishonestLand: Hollywood’s “Promised Land” Slanders the Frac’ing Revolution

[Originally published in MasterResource] The story of hydraulic fracturing (frac’ing) is one of the most important stories of our time. It needs to be told far and wide–and certainly by our top talent in Hollywood. The true story of frac’ing is utterly inspiring. A band of renegade oil and gas executives, engineers, and rig-workers developed a technology that could transform worthless rock into …

Power Hour: Steffen Henne on McKibben Debate Breakdown Part 2 of 2

Happy new year! Part 2 of the McKibben debate breakdown is here just in time for 2013. A recap: Alex Epstein and resident researcher Steffen Henne take on Bill McKibben’s “evidence” presented from November’s debate on fossil fuels. Check out part 1 first if you haven’t already. The full debate can also be seen here. Points covered on this episode: …