Posts tagged with 'Environmentalism'

Good News! Colder Weather Drives Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Higher

“Colder weather drives forecast of 2014 energy-related CO2 emissions 1.1% above 2013 level” reads the Federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) headline. The EIA explains that “total energy use and CO2 emission for the first six months of 2014” increased when “compared with the same period the year before,” as Americans increased heat and power usage […]

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In Defense of Plastic Bags

I recently had a confusing experience. At the checkout at CVS, I was asked if I wanted to buy any bags. “No,” I said. I didn’t understand why they were trying to sell me bags. It turns out they meant grocery bags. Now they have paper bags for 10¢ instead of plastic bags for free. […]

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JOIN TEAM ENERGY!

Alex Epstein is preparing to debate environmentalist Bill McKibben.  And your support is critical.  As Alex has stated, “I’m dealing with a smart, slick adversary (McKibben) and an audience that’s coming in thinking about the issues much differently than I do.” This is the crucial element – changing how people think about environmental issues.  Alex […]

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Challenging Bill McKibben and the Green Establishment: The Environmental Case for Fossil Fuels

Alex Epstein’s latest Master Resource article, “Challenging Bill McKibben and the Green Establishment: The Environmental Case for Fossil Fuels”  gives the background and details about his upcoming debate with Bill McKibben. Last July, McKibben, an environmentalist, author and journalist, made an outrageous and dangerous call for dismantling the fossil fuel industry. Alex quickly challenged McKibben to a […]

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An Unreasonable Bill

We all know that the United States has a graduated income tax. The more money you earn annually, the higher a percentage of your marginal income that you pay in taxes.  Depending on how one defines it, the average marginal tax rate that middle class citizens pay to the Federal government is around 20 percent. […]

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The Industrial Manifesto

By Alex Epstein [This essay was originally published in two parts as “Go Industrial, Not ‘Green,’” at MasterResource.] In the wake of two recessions following two fleeting, largely service-sector bubbles—the dot-com bubble and the housing/financial bubble—America’s intellectual and political leaders are championing the need for industrial progress. The ubiquitous Thomas L. Friedman takes on the […]

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