Don’t Take Power for Granted

by Elliot Temple Bill McKibben (whom CIP founder Alex Epstein just debated) isn’t a fan of power. McKibben says “we need to cut our fossil fuel use by a factor of twenty over the next few decades” (Eaarth, pp. 184-185). What does that mean? Fossil fuels are not the only kind of energy, but they are the most important kind. …

How Coal Improves Our Environment

Check out the latest and greatest speech from Alex Epstein on ”How Coal Improves Our Environment”. This keynote was given at the American Coal Council conference, August 21, 2012. Be sure to “Like” the  I Love Fossil Fuels Facebook page to see more awesome memes from the video. Not to mention fun contests, great information on fossil fuels, and more.

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 future of energy in America …

My Speech about the Keystone XL Pipeline

This past Wednesday, there was a public hearing on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline (bringing oil from Canadian oil sands to the US) in Austin, TX. Center for Industrial Progress had a representative on scene to read a speech I wrote–unfortunately, he didn’t get to speak, as the event was stacked with representatives of environmentalist groups or labor groups, who are …