Industrial Progress Report

U.S. Energy Companies: Forced to Show Their Cards

The United States is one of the rarest countries in the world where not only do private individuals own and profit from mineral rights, but the companies that produce and extract these minerals are privately owned and publicly traded. Throughout most of the world, the minerals beneath the earth’s surface are the property of the […]

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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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A Challenge to Bill McKibben — Update

Update on my challenge to Bill McKibben to debate me on the morality of fossil fuels after he wrote an article on catastrophic global warming concluding “this is, at bottom, a moral issue; we have met the enemy and they is Shell.” Here is the original challenge. @billmckibben Duke will host a debate between you+anyone […]

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A Challenge to Bill McKibben

A few days ago on Twitter, I invited Bill McKibben to choose any catastrophic global warming believer he wanted and debate me and Dr. Eric Dennis at Duke University on the topic of “the morality of fossil fuels.” We would pay him $10,000. @billmckibben Duke will host a debate between you+anyone and me+Dr.-Eric-Dennis on the […]

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How to Detect Pseudoscience: The Case of Bill McKibben and Catastrophic Global Warming

[audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/PH-BILL-MCKIBBEN-FINAL-AUDIO-copy1.mp3] Download “How to Detect Pseudoscience: The Case of Bill McKibben and Catastrophic Global Warming” Bill McKibben’s recent article, “The Terrifying New Math of Global Warming”, has caused a sensation on the Internet. Typical coverage is the Huffington Post’s awestruck “McKibben’s Climate Change Masterpiece Is Strictly by the Numbers”. My colleague, physicist Eric Dennis […]

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Shale Revolution: In the News

Even with natural gas prices near ten-year lows, the Eagle Ford shale shows no sign of slowing oil production. It produced 27.1 million barrels for the first four months of this year, Texas Railroad Commission figures show, while Eagle Ford oil production for all of 2011 totaled 36.6 million barrels. “So we’re already 75 per- […]

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I’ve Got a Business–And I Built It

A few evenings ago, I heard from President Obama that “If you’ve got a business–you didn’t build that.” This was news to me, as I had just spent a 12-hour workday building my business. Obama’s reasoning is that “somebody along the line gave you help,” so you “didn’t get there on your own” and need […]

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Gas producer turns off the taps in response to moratorium

After years of fighting with local governments for permission to expand gas production, this producer has shut in its wells. “Lenape said it leases drilling rights on about 5,050 acres in the town, pays the owners $13,000 a year in gas royalties and provides them $65,000 a year in free gas.” With the wells shut in the town […]

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Power Hour: “I Had a Green Job” with Deborah Sloan

Want to know what a “Green Job” is really like? Then you absolutely must hear this week’s episode of Power Hour, where Deborah Sloan shares some shocking details about what President Obama’s favorite economic project is really like. [audio:http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Episode-21-Green-Jobs-with-Deborah-Sloan.mp3] Download Episode 21 – Green Jobs with Deborah Sloan Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes

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