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: McKibben Debate Breakdown with Steffen Henne
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On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein and resident researcher Steffen Henne take on all of the “evidence” Bill McKibben presents in his opening statement from November’s debate on fossil fuels. If you haven’t already seen it, you can watch the full debate here. Points covered on this episode: Connection between fossil fuels and […]

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The Freedom to Frac — and Its Enemies

This Washington Times article gives a helpful summary of today’s politics of frac’ing–which, unfortunately, are scary. Here we have a technology with an unbelievably good safety record and, more fundamentally, an unbelievably good record and future prospect of increasing our well-being across the board through the production of cheap, plentiful, reliable energy. And yet all […]

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The source of energy and jobs

As the stream of oil flows so does American prosperity. 

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My Debate With Bill McKibben

Here is the rough-cut video of the event, which took place Monday at Duke University. Thanks to the Program on Values and Ethics in the Marketplace for hosting. Note that Bill McKibben is, right now, on tour promoting the destruction of the fossil fuel industry, the engine of our civilization. The battle has just begun. […]

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US Oil Production is at 15-Year Highs, But Who Built That?

As President Obama has made a point of this election season, during his term US oil production has increased from what was considered a terminal decline just a few short years ago. (See my  previous article on the subject.) At the second presidential debate Mr. Obama stated: “We have increased oil production to the highest […]

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Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon – Continuing the Attack on Fracking and Facts

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon continue their campaign to mislead the public on the issue of fracking – and they have rallied more celebrities to their cause – see this Time Entertainment article.  But in these recent posts about Mark Ruffalo and Ono and Lennon, Alex Epstein reveals the ignorance and hypocrisy of this movement.

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Power Hour: Mark Mills on the Future of Energy

This week’s Power Hour features Mark Mills, co-author of the influential energy book, “The Bottomless Well”. Alex and Mark discuss his latest article on “Unleashing the North American Energy Colossus: Hydrocarbons Can Fuel Growth and Prosperity”. Topics include: Potential North American growth of coal, oil, and natural gas industries The attack on hydraulic fracturing The […]

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Energy in the 2012 Elections

With the 2012 federal elections looming, the two parties are vying for voters. In Colorado this week, President Obama was promising an extension of the George H.W. Bush Administration’s tax credit to corporations who participate in the generation of power from wind stating,  At a moment when home-grown energy, renewable energy, is creating new jobs […]

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Power Hour: Frac’ing 101 with Mukul Sharma

This week on Power Hour, Alex interviews one of the world’s leading experts on frac’ing, Dr. Mukul Sharma. Dr. Sharma has written numerous publications and conference proceedings, including pieces like “Hydraulic Fracturing: Facts and Myths”. If you’ve ever been unsure about what frac’ing really is, you have got to check out this week’s Power Hour. Here […]

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Power Hour: The Dangers of NOT Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing also known as frac’ing or fracking is the most important energy issue this election year. Want to know why? Listen to this week’s Power Hour episode, “The Dangers of Not Fracking” with CIP Researcher and oil industry professional David Biederman. Media coverage of fracking has led many to believe that it is a […]

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