Industrial Progress Report

Lennon and Yoko: Fracking IS Your Mother

A recent musical performance by celebrity activists on the Jimmy Fallon show is, unknowingly, a tribute to fracking for oil and natural gas. Here’s the scene: An old woman, whose longevity has been extended by oil-and-gas-based agriculture and oil-derived medicine, whose appearance is preserved by oil-based makeup, wears plastic (oil) glasses, a shiny (oil-coated) hat, […]

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The Frac’ing Truth

Land and business owners in Broome County, New York filed a lawsuit to lift a two-year ban on oil and gas drilling. They would like to benefit from the creation of jobs and prosperity. So would the members of two landowners’ coalitions representing over 1300 families who own a combined 31,000 acres. Lifting the ban […]

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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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North Dakota’s Economic Stimulus

In North Dakota, a state with a 3% unemployment rate, the labor shortage is so great that businesses are now employing international students who have obtained four-month work visas. While many states with two or three times North Dakota’s unemployment rates are eagerly looking for government bail-outs and government-funded “stimulus” packages, North Dakota has embraced […]

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Power Hour: How to Think About Energy Issues Part 2

This week’s Power Hour is Part 2 of “How to Think About Energy Issues.” In this episode I cover questions about nuclear power, a controversial new oil extraction technique, and even the connection between energy and ObamaCare! Also, listen to the whole thing to hear new details about CIP’s flagship project, “The Industrial Encyclopedia.” [audio: […]

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Power Hour: How to Think About Energy Issues Part 1

I am out of town for this week and next–way out of town, all the way in Turkey–so I’m going solo for two episodes, answering listener questions (submit on my Facebook page) with a focus on how to think about energy issues. This week’s episode is about 45 minutes, and focuses on thinking about the […]

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Power Hour: The War on Coal with Marlo Lewis

On this week’s Power Hour, Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute breaks down the war against the world’s fastest growing source of energy: coal. [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Power-Hour-War-on-Coal.mp3] Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes Power Hour War on Coal

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Test: Does Hydraulic Fracturing Contaminate Water Aquifers?

Below are three graphs showing the distance between aquifers and induced hydraulic fractures. Two are scientifically derived field images from thousands of hydraulic fracture stimulations. One is a fictitious piece of propaganda put out by a media opportunist. Can you tell which is which?

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Obama is Restricting the Flow of Natural Gas

The shale gas revolution has delivered Americans inexpensive energy. As the chart below shows, the Henry Hub spot price for U.S. natural gas is many multiples lower than what Europe and Japan pay for this vital energy. ycharts.com

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Power Hour: Robert Bradley on Our Energy Resources

Power Hour is now weekly, and we kick off our first weekly episode with energy guru Robert L. Bradley, Jr, CEO of the Institute for Energy Research, Editor of the MasterResource energy blog, and expert on the history, economics, and philosophy of energy resources. On this episode, Bradley and I discuss the apocalyptic predictions of […]

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