Nuclear Power is the Safest Power — The Best of Power Hour

On this installment of The Best of Power Hour, Dr. Jay Lehr, Science Director of the Heartland Institute (whose conference CIP will be attending next week) cuts through the hysteria and explains why nuclear power is the safest form of power generation ever devised. [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/JL-Intro-to-Nuclear-Power.mp3] Download The Best of Power Hour–Nuclear Power is the Safest Power

The Fallacy of “Energy Independence” — Robert Bryce on The Best of Power Hour

Robert Bryce is the author of Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence. In this installment of The Best of Power Hour, Bryce explains what’s wrong with the notion of “Energy Independence.” Download and Save: The Fallacy of “Energy Independence” with Robert Bryce Want more great guests like Robert Bryce on Power Hour? Give a small contribution to …

Bryce and Epstein Refute America’s “Addiction to Oil”

The latest installment of The Best of Power Hour features an excerpt from our February 2011 show with Robert Bryce, the leading free-market energy author today. We discuss the difference between trade for oil and “dependence” on foreign oil, and what’s wrong with the expression “addiction to oil.” Download and Save: Is America “Addicted” to Oil? The Best of Power …

How much energy do we use? Robert Bryce on The Best of Power Hour

Did you know that the world uses over 20 Saudi Arabias worth of energy a day? On this installment of “The Best of Power Hour,” Robert Bryce, author of Power Hungry, explains the incredible scale of today’s leading methods of energy production. Robert Bryce on Energy Scale Want more Power Hour? With your help we can make Power Hour weekly.

Debunking “Externalities”

A popular characterization of laissez-faire capitalism is that it leads to unacceptable negative “externalities,” such as pollution by energy producers. On this installment of “The Best of Power Hour,” Pierre Desrochers and I debunk this idea from several angles: political, economic, and historical. Download the Best of Power Hour–Debunking Externalities For more on this issue, see my article “Energy Externality …

More Industrialization, More Trees

In the latest installment of “The Best of Power Hour,” Dr. Pierre Desrochers how preindustrial lifestyles cause deforestation and other problems for the human environment. Download The Best of Power Hour — Industrialization and Forestation with Pierre Desrochers Want more Power Hour? Support our campaign to make Power Hour weekly.

Did You Know that Big Oil Invented Recycling?

If not, you haven’t been listening to enough of “Power Hour”–the show where today’s top energy experts break down today’s top energy issues. Here’s an excerpt of Dr. Pierre Desrochers explaining what every American needs to know about recycling. Download The Best of Power Hour — Recycling 101 with Pierre Desrochers   Want more Power Hour? Support our campaign to …

Power Hour: Robert Zubrin on “Merchants of Despair”

On this month’s Power Hour, I interview Robert Zubrin, author of “Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism.” I discovered Dr. Zubrin’s book two weeks ago, and have since read it twice. It is a fascinating history of the theory and practice of what Zubrin calls “anti-humanism”–the belief that “human beings are pathogens whose …