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Every week on Power Hour energy philosopher Alex Epstein breaks down today's top energy, environmental, and climate issues.
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Maxwell Goldberg on Our Dangerous Material Dependence on China
Alex Epstein interviews Maxwell Goldberg, an entrepreneur and industrial analyst, about our little-known dependence on China for dozens of materials that modern life requires. They cover topics including: - How Maxwell got interested in this issue at such a young age. - Just how dependent the US is on China. - China’s proven track record of exploiting its control of the “rare earths” supply chain - China’s goal - The sincerity of China’s “net-zero” by 2060 pledge - What policy changes are necessary Maxwell (Max) Goldberg is an industrialist and investor developing materials, manufacturing, and industrial companies, products, and services. In 2021 Max is focused on investing in and acquiring United States based manufacturing companies and helping United States industrial businesses dissect “where stuff comes from”, particularly the critical minerals and value-added-commodity-products that are ubiquitous throughout their value chains. Max is an engineer by training, with a B.S. in Materials Engineering and and M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 2018, Max has hosted the Next Frontier Podcast, a show devoted to understanding how innovation resources enable industrialists and entrepreneurs to innovate faster than ever before. Max formerly worked as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Dr. Peter Diamandis, executing technical due diligence and business development across the XPRIZE Foundation, Singularity University, Bold Capital Partners, Fountain Therapeutics, and Peter’s recent book launch. His website is https://maxwellgoldberg.com/
01:05:33
February 25, 2021
The Future of Oil with Michael Lynch
Alex interviews Michael Lynch, the renowned debunker of “peak oil,” to discuss Lynch’s new essay on “peak oil demand”—the idea that the post-pandemic world will mean “the end of oil.” https://eprinc.org/2021/02/the-pandemic-and-the-end-of-oil-the-pandemic-peak-oil-demand-and-the-oil-industry-by-michael-lynch-and-ivan-sandrea/ In this interview they cover: false past predictions of a green future, the real economics of EV batteries, what post-pandemic culture will look like, how much oil exists in the world, and much more.
47:07
February 18, 2021
The Failure of Unreliable Energy in Texas and Around the World with Steve Milloy
Alex brings on Steve Milloy, a fellow green energy whistleblower and creator of JunkScience.com, to discuss the massive power outages in Texas and how they were brought about by “green energy” policies. They also discuss the failure of green energy around the world this winter. Near the end of the show Alex asks Steve about his remarkable success countering “ESG” efforts and his views on the recently-publicized “fossil fuels cause 1 in 5 deaths” claim.
59:28
February 18, 2021
Alex Epstein on the world of energy in early 2021
On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein shares a recent interview of him by Heidi McKillop, a Candian filmmaker who went from an opponent of the Candian oil and gas industry to a champion of it. This is his first wide-ranging interview in many months. He shares new thoughts on the world of energy including how to think about our environment, how to stand up to the anti-fossil fuel movement, and the miracle of “machine labor.”
41:18
February 11, 2021
The Destructive Power of ESG with Yaron Brook
Alex Epstein interviews Yaron Brook about the origins, rise, and unprecedented power of today’s anti-fossil fuel ESG movement in investing. They cover: - Larry Fink’s latest influential letter - The shareholder value theory of the purpose of a corporation - What’s wrong with the “stakeholder value” theory of the purpose of a corporation - How government coercion increases the power of the ESG movement - How the culture gives the ESG movement most of its power - What companies can do to fight back against the anti-fossil fuel ESG movement? Yaron Brook is a former finance professor, an investor, Executive Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, and host of The Yaron Brook Show.
01:02:37
February 4, 2021
Our precarious electric grid with Meredith Angwin
On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Meredith Angwin, author of Shorting the Grid, on the precariousness of today’s electric grid. - Why the so-called competition of today’s electric grid is a myth. - The strengths and weaknesses of the old regulated monopoly system. - Why “deregulation” increased costs and regulation. - How today’s pseudo-competitive RTO (Regional Transmission Organization) works. - How today’s RTO system devalues reliability. - How New England’s inability during a cold snap to provide electricity without using massive amounts of oil (and some Russian gas) is a sign of things to come. - What policies can improve the system. - What the average person (ratepayer) can do to make a difference.
51:52
January 28, 2021
Pierre Desrochers on the history of environmental catastrophism
On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Professor Pierre Desrochers of the University of Toronto, about the history of environmental catastrophism, including but not limited to climate catastrophism. Today we are told that our use of fossil fuels is causing a global environmental catastrophe, and that the solution is for government to dictate what kind of energy we should use, namely solar and wind. Both this prediction and this policy, we are told, are the conclusions of the best experts, especially environmental experts like climate scientists, and thus should not be questioned. Pierre Desrochers explodes this idea by chronicling in depth the track record of our designated environmental experts. For more on the history of environmental catastrophism, read Population Bombed, which Professor Desrochers wrote with collaborator Joanna Szurmak.
54:12
January 21, 2021
Rupert Darwall on The Unscientific and Suicidal Corporate Net-Zero Movement
On this episode of Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews energy/environment researcher Rupert Darwall, author of The Age of Global Warming and Green Tyranny, on why the corporate “net-zero” movement is unscientific and suicidal.  Here’s some of what they cover: - Where the net-zero-by-2050 and its accompanying 1.5 degrees C target came from. Hint: It’s not a scientific origin. - How even small steps toward “net-zero” are harming citizens and industry in the UK. - The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) religious focus on minimizing human impact on the planet instead of maximizing human flourishing on the planet. - How the IPCC evades the amazing improvement in human life over the past two centuries and fossil fuels’ fundamental role in it. - How the IPCC doesn’t seriously address the costs of net-zero policies. - Why certain elements of Wall Street find “net-zero“ so compelling.
55:07
January 14, 2021
How the fossil fuel industry can stand up for itself
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews one of his mentors, philosopher Onkar Ghate, on how the fossil fuel industry can fight for its freedom (far) more effectively by standing up for itself as a matter of justice. Some of the questions discussed include: - Why is it so powerful to fight on grounds of justice? - What should people in the fossil fuel industry consider unjust about the way they’re treated? - What kind of justice should the fossil fuel industry demand? - How should the fossil fuel industry act in the political world? - How should the fossil fuel industry interact with the media? - How should the fossil fuel industry act in the corporate/ESG world? - What can we learn from Ayn Rand’s success in winning people over to the cause of economic freedom?
01:06:41
January 7, 2021
Anas Alhajji on the future of energy and energy security
On this week’s Power Hour I interview international energy economist Anas Alhajji about the future of energy and energy security.   We cover: - What factors affect energy security - How overreliance on electricity is a threat to energy security - The future of competition with the global oil industry using solar, wind, and batteries - The future of competition within the global oil industry, including US shale, OPEC, and Russia - The contradictions of the modern environmental movement
01:00:43
December 30, 2020
The CEO who took on The North Face
Alex Epstein interviews Adam Anderson, author of a widely-circulated open letter to The North Face when the company refused to sell Anderson’s oilfield services company, Innovex, 400 jackets. They discuss: - How Adam got into the oil and gas industry - Why Adam wrote the letter - How Adam was influenced by The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels - The unexpected volume of feedback Adam has gotten - Why The North Face and other anti-hydrocarbon groups didn’t publicly respond - Why speaking up has less downside than people think - Adam’s plans for the future
45:24
December 23, 2020
The Physics of Freedom with Professor Adrian Bejan
On this episode of Power Hour Alex Epstein continues his discussion with physicist Adrian Bejan, of “constructal law” fame, to discuss the central ideas of Bejan’s book Freedom and Evolution.  They cover: - Professor Bejan’s broad-ranging conception of freedom, including change and movement. - How freedom of change and movement naturally leads to economies of scale for humans, for other life forms, and for the inanimate. - How freedom of change and movement and naturally leads to hierarchies, for other life forms, and for the inanimate. - How Bejan explains the continued dominance of the Northeast United States in the university world. - Why Bejan expects energy use to keep increasing. - Why Bejan agrees with the moral case for fossil fuels. - The role of bad ideas in restricting freedom and progress
01:29:02
December 17, 2020
The physics of life, energy, and environmental impact with Adrian Bejan
On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Adrian Bejan, a Duke Professor and Benjamin Franklin Medal recipient renowned for identifying “constructal law.” The topic is how physics, specifically thermodynamics, can help us better understand life, including our use of energy, our environmental impact, and the need for freedom. Topics covered include: - How Bejan escaped communism, immigrated to the US, and studied MIT. - How Bejan identified “constructal law.” - The universality of thermodynamics. - Why humans impacting our environment is natural. - Bejan’s predictions of our energy and climate future.
01:24:52
December 9, 2020
Threats to Energy Freedom with Congressman Keith Rothfus
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein is joined by former Congressman Keith Rothfus, to talk about threats to energy freedom under the new administration--and how to fight back. Alex asks Congressman Rothfus: - What prompted you to run for Congress? - What did you do to promote energy freedom while in Congress? - What are the major attacks on energy freedom you expect from the Biden administration and its Congressional allies? - What advice do you have for pro-energy, pro-freedom elected officials? - Are there opportunities to make a difference by proposing legislation even if it won’t pass (like Democrats with the green new deal)? - What do you think of EnergyTalkingPoints.com--and what can we do to make it better?
52:08
December 2, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Greenpeace cofounder Dr. Patrick Moore eviscerates climate catastrophism
In the “Best-Of” episode, originally titled “Greenpeace cofounder Patrick Moore eviscerates climate catastrophism,” Moore does just that by looking at rising CO2 levels from a scientific and pro-human perspective--not the pseudoscientific and anti-human perspective that dominates today. Topics include: - Why Moore left Greenpeace. - The beginnings of the climate catastrophe movement. - Why Moore believes human beings would not only survive but survive better at far higher average temperatures (which would be concentrated toward the poles). - Why Moore believes that contrary to being in a Sixth Extinction, we are actually at an unprecedented time of biodiversity with no end in sight. - Why Moore believes “ocean acidification” claims are totally meritless. - The commonality among opposition to plastics, GMOs, nuclear energy, and fossil fuels. - Moore’s unrefuted theory that human beings actually saved life on Earth from terminal decline in CO2 levels.
01:06:12
November 26, 2020
“Where is My Flying Car?” with J. Storrs Hall
On this week’s Power Hour Alex interviews futurist J. Storrs Hall, author of the mind-blowing book Where’s My Flying Car? which gives a brilliant analysis of what has held back many forms of progress, including flying cars, over the last half-century. Topics they cover include: What is the Great Stagnation? How did you become interested in analyzing the Great Stagnation? What is your basic explanation for The Great Stagnation? How does government funding of research promote stagnation? How does the “green” philosophy promote stagnation? What was the trajectory of nuclear energy before government started criminalizing it? What legal/regulatory reforms are necessary to decriminalize nuclear? What can we do to liberate human progress from its political and philosophical strangulation?
01:08:35
November 18, 2020
Fossil fuels in India: an insider’s perspective with Vijay Jayaraj
On this week’s Power Hour, I interview Vijay Jayaraj, an up and coming energy/environment researcher based in India. Vijay has experienced the reality of poverty, including energy poverty, firsthand--as well as India’s rapid rise from poverty using fossil fuels. Some topics we discussed included: Why Vijay decided to study energy and environmental issues professionally. Vijay’s experience at the University of East Anglia during the “Climategate” scandal. What life in the unempowered world is like for women. What sanitation is like in the unempowered world. Hunger challenges in the unempowered world. How international investment revolutionized India. How coal revolutionized India. How the less-developed world can tell its energy story. Toward the end of the episode we began what I hope is an ongoing discussion about how the unempowered/less-developed world can tell its energy story and advocate for its right to use more fossil fuels. Vijay mentioned at the end of the episode that he’s available to do research and write papers. If you’d like to reach him his email is konsultvijay@gmail.com.
01:03:19
November 11, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Michael Shellenberger on Apocalypse Never
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex shares some thoughts on the election and then features a “best of” interview with Michael Shellenberger, author of Apocalypse Never. Some highlights: * How Shellenberger went from being a renewables activists to championing nuclear. * Why Shellenberger decided to stand up against climate catastrophism after years of silence. * How modern environmentalism is a religion. * The real motives of most of modern environmentalism. * How environmental journalists misrepresent environmental science.
01:03:04
November 6, 2020
Boilermakers 154's Shawn Steffee on the Future of Fossil Fuels in Pennsylvania
Recently, Shawn Steffee, an executive board member of Boilermakers 154 in Pennsylvania, was featured on a popular FoxNews segment in which he loudly and proudly advocated for fossil fuels. On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Steffee about the fossil fuel industry in Pennsylvania and what its challenges and opportunities are going forward. They cover: Why every other form of energy is made using fossil fuels How Steffee learned about the case for fossil fuels Why utilities should offer a real renewable energy option, where your power gets cut off when sunshine and wind are inadequate What happens “behind the scenes” when you turn your lights on Common-sense problems with using solar in regions with bad winters Why “smart” people can have so many dumb ideas about energy The oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania The coal industry in Pennsylvania The myth of the perfect climate
37:17
October 28, 2020
A climate activist turned climate thinker
Alex Epstein interviews Joakim Book, an up-and-coming economic and environmental commentator.These days Book is writing articles challenging climate catastrophism and explaining the value of abundant energy use.But he used to be a climate activist who thought he was saving the planet from the evil of fossil fuels.Epstein and Book cover: Book’s time as a climate activist. Why Book and others never questioned the rightness of opposing fossil fuels. How economic thinking changed Book’s perspective. How Book was influenced by The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. What lessons we can learn about persuasion from Book’s experience.
01:02:15
October 21, 2020
Q&A for The Speech That Was Supposed to Be a Debate With Michael Mann
This week’s Power Hour features the wide-ranging Q&A from a recent speech Alex Epstein gave at Lafayette College--a speech that was supposed to be a debate with Michael Mann. Some of the many topics covered include: Does the moral case for fossil fuels uncritically assume that progress is good? Do people really choose fossil fuel energy? Can the dominance of fossil fuels be explained by a lack of research into other sources of energy production? Climate-related damages beyond climate-related deaths. Energy poverty in the US The value of fossil fuel-based materials The “abuse-use fallacy” Why the anti-fossil fuel movement is anti-nuclear. The “delicate nurturer” vs. “wild potential” view of Earth What we can learn from hunter-gatherers The psychological motivation for being anti-human Electric cars Does Alex have a favorite fossil fuel?
01:23:50
October 14, 2020
The Speech That Was Supposed to Be a Debate With Michael Mann
This week's Power Hour features a recent speech Alex Epstein gave at Lafayette College that was supposed to be a debate with Michael Mann. Learn why Mann pulled out of the debate and hear the latest version of the moral case for fossil fuels.
01:31:35
October 8, 2020
Rigged Against Reliables: How Electricity Pseudo-Markets Punish Reliability and Drive Up Costs
It’s common for us to hear that solar, wind are cheaper than coal or gas. Specifically we’ll hear that solar and wind are “bidding” at lower prices than goal or gas. All of this sounds very competitive, like they’re winning on the merits on a free market. And yet at the same time, something is clearly very wrong. Electricity costs tend to go up the more “cheaper” solar and wind you add. Intuitively we know that it’s wrong to not factor in reliability when you’re comparing prices. On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Tom Stacy, an electricity consultant who explains how electricity markets are “rigged against reliables”--and what we need to do to make them fair and beneficial.
01:00:58
September 30, 2020
How to Think About Consensus
A couple months ago, a young researcher named Emily Harari reached out to me about my views about the scientific consensus on climate change. She raised some interesting questions I hadn’t commented publicly on, so I agreed to do the interview if we could share it with my listeners. This week’s Power Hour features that interview. Some of the topics we cover are: - The legitimate and illegitimate view of consensus - How to learn the actual state of consensus - The National Climate Assessment - How consensus statements often misrepresent the state of consensus - The role of the media in distorting science - How transparent should consensus discussions be - The obligation of scientists to stand up to false consensus statements
01:16:37
September 23, 2020
The California Wildfires: A Historical Perspective with Chuck DeVore
On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Chuck DeVore, a Vice President at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and former California state assemblyman on the California wildfires. DeVore has extensively studied the history of fires in California, and gives a fascinating historical perspective that points the right path forward. Questions covered include: – What is California’s climate like historically in terms of being prone to fire? – How were forests and fires dealt with by natives prior to the Gold Rush? – How were forests and fires dealt with subsequent to the Gold Rush? – What policies have been most responsible for making us Californians vulnerable to dangerous fires? – How have logging policies affected vulnerability to dangerous fires? – How have air quality policies affected vulnerability to dangerous fires? – What are the most important policies to fix the situation? – How can we as citizens get involved?
58:44
September 16, 2020
Patrick Moore on How “Green” Forest Mismanagement Caused the California Wildfire Disaster
On a special bonus episode of Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Patrick Moore, ecologist and cofounder of Greenpeace, on the realm causes of California’s wildfire disaster. Moore pins the blame squarely on “green” forest mismanagement. Topics covered include: – What are the top policy changes necessary to prevent dangerous, out of control wildfires (not the same as fires)? – How does private vs. government ownership of land affect the likelihood of dangerous fires? – What are the major drivers of dangerous, out of control wildfires? – What places in the world have the best wildfire management? – How have government policies changed for the worse in the US? – How do you respond to claims that these fires are inevitable because of climate changes? – Dr. Moore’s forthcoming book on invisible catastrophes.
01:16:41
September 16, 2020
Promoting freedom and energy in 2020 — interview with the Club for Growth’s David McIntosh
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews David McIntosh, President of the Club for Growth, one of the world’s most influential free-market organizations. The Club for Growth recently shared Alex’s EnergyTalkingPoints.com website with its members and the candidates it works with. In the interview Alex asked McIntosh a wide range of questions relating to promoting freedom and energy in 2020, including: – What does the Club for Growth do? – How does the Club for Growth select and help free-market candidates? – What are the most important issues at stake this election? – Why did the Club for Growth share Alex Epstein’s EnergyTalkingPoints.com? – What has McIntosh learned about effectiveness in Washington that supporters of energy freedom can utilize to become more effective?
38:58
September 9, 2020
Congressman Chip Roy on The 2020 Energy Debate
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein brings on Congressman Chip Roy to discuss the 2020 energy debate and how pro-freedom candidates and citizens can be successful in it. Some topics they cover include: – Why energy policy has not been a big topic of discussion so far, particularly among Republicans. – Why we can expect energy policy, including climate policy, to be a big topic in the final two months of campaigning. – What Congressman Roy thinks of EnergyTalkingPoints.com. – The challenges candidates face in dealing with a wide variety of issues. – Some of the most common energy and climate questions candidates need help responding to. – How to promote EnergyTalkingPoints.com.
34:29
September 2, 2020
The Real Villains Behind CA Wildfires and Blackouts with Michael Shellenberger
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein brings back Michael Shellenberger, our most popular guest of 2020, for an in-depth look at the California blackouts and the California wildfires.
01:06:36
August 26, 2020
Economics, Energy, and Bitcoin
On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews economist Dr. Saifedean Ammous about economics and energy. Dr. Ammous, in part due to his influence by The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, is working on a new economics textbook that makes energy a central focus in analyzing the causes of prosperity. Dr. Ammous is best known for his popular book The Bitcoin Standard, a fascinating look at the economics of Bitcoin. Alex and Dr. Ammous discuss a wide range of topics, including: – How Ammous got interested in energy economics. – What Ammous learned studying the economics of biofuels. – Why it’s crucial to think of time as the most important resource. – How energy relates to time. – How economists tend to undervalue energy–and what Ammous is doing to address this. Additionally they discuss several foundational issues in economics, such as the nature of money, economic calculation, the nature of value, and opportunity cost. I hope you enjoy the wide-ranging discussion. As a bonus, on this episode Alex gives his first ever public explanation of “the private jet problem,” a central idea in The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels 2.0.
01:23:49
August 19, 2020
EnergyTalkingPoints.com
On this week’s episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein shares EnergyTalkingPoints.com–a growing library of short, powerful, and carefully-referenced talking points that any pro-freedom candidate or citizen can use. He discusses the enthusiastic responses he’s gotten so far and asks listeners to spread the word by: – Sharing them with campaigns you’re connected to and encourage those campaigns to talk to me. – Sharing them on social media. – Sharing them with coworkers and employees. – Sharing them with programs you like and encourage the hosts to invite me on. We want more campaigns to get them and use them like the one who sent this message did: “[Y]our talking points are so thorough…We’re going to work these into our messaging on energy and the environment. Much appreciated!”
24:23
August 17, 2020
Mark Mills on our energy future and why it isn’t “renewable”
On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Mark Mills, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, on the future of energy in general and “renewable energy” in particular. In the last year and a half Mark has published two fascinating and widely circulated reports: “The ‘New Energy Economy’: An Exercise in Magical Thinking” and “Mines, Minerals, and ‘Green’ Energy: A Reality Check”. Mark brings a great perspective to energy issues because he a) has a strong physics background and b) he is deeply knowledgeable about how different industries, above all the digital technology industry, use energy. On the show Mark and Alex discuss: – The three ways to use unreliable “renewable” energy and why none them work well – The massive and rapidly increasing quantities of reliable electricity used by digital technology – Why every hour of video uses as much energy as driving 1 mile – How AI has a limitless need for energy – Tech companies’ contradiction of supporting unreliable energy and demanding ultra-reliable energy – The fallacy of equating energy and electricity – The limits of battery density – Why engineers can’t fulfill arbitrary political wishes
01:03:02
August 6, 2020
California’s Energy Nightmare, “energy privilege,” and resisting oppression
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Ron Stein, author of Energy Made Easy and Just Green Electricity, about the decline of California’s energy system. On the show they discuss: – How much oil California uses and where it comes from. – The decline of California energy production and the rise of imports from the Middle East. – Where California’s electricity comes from–hint: a lot of it isn’t from California. – How California is shutting down 4 reliable power plants with no replacements on the horizon. – How California’s regressive oil and electricity policies his poor and middle class Californians the hardest. – How California can change its energy future. On the podcast Alex also answers two listener questions: one about “energy privilege” and one about the role of reliable, low-cost energy in fighting oppression. At the end of the second question Alex discusses how modern, high-powered communication systems are valuable for fighting many kinds of oppression, but how the current social media model is dangerously suppressive of open intellectual debate.
01:28:07
July 29, 2020
Alex Epstein’s most in-depth interview ever on the moral case for fossil fuels
From Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels Last Thursday I was interviewed by former Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts as part of a project by him to educate Australian politicians and members of the general public on energy and climate. We ended up going 2 hours and 15 minutes. I think it’s my best and most comprehensive interview to date. Here’s the very long list of topics we covered. - Should Senator Roberts be proud to be a human being, and be proud to have worked in the coal industry? - The vast improvement in human life and the role of fossil fuel “machine food” in that improvement - How much the human environment has improved in the last 200 years - How fossil fuels make it much easier to preserve the most desirable parts of nature - How fossil fuels helped end slavery and servitude - The three ways in which fossil fuels are crucial to medical science - How fossil fuels make possible today’s amazing division of labor - What going back to nature would be like in a world of 8 billion people - The question our society should be obsessed with but isn’t - The right way and wrong way to think about “changing the system” - Why the view that we are in a climate crisis is a religious, not scientific, view - Fossil fuels, opportunity, and happiness - Human beings’ capacity for caring and how it is manipulated - What actually leads to a better future for future generations - How property rights are required for a proper relationship between human beings and the rest of nature - The untold devastations of our anti-property rights policies such as the Endangered Species Act - A thought experiment: how would we think of fossil fuels if they sucked CO2 out of the atmosphere - Why people expect rising CO2 levels to be bad even though science tells us they will a) significantly increase plant growth and b) warm mostly the oldest parts of the world. - The “anti-impact framework” underlying most of today’s energy and environmental thinking - Why the moral case for fossil fuels does not depend on CO2 having a negligible impact - Sea level rise as by far the most plausible threat of rising CO2 levels—and why even that is a weak threat - The disingenuousness of “climate justice” - The four major types of energy - Why it’s wrong to compare the prices of reliable and unreliable energy - How “unreliables” don’t replace the costs of reliables, they add to the costs * How “unreliables” cannot make themselves but depend on fossil fuels for their existence - 100% renewable plans as “equal parts ignorant and genocidal” - Why the anti-fossil fuel movement is anti-nuclear - Why electricity prices in the US have gone up despite cheaper natural gas and coal prices - How the anti-impact movement stopped the trend of declining energy prices - The motives of the anti-impact movement - The role of envy - “The anti-impact framework” - How anti-impact, anti-human moral ideas attract power-lusters - The human flourishing framework - Why hydrocarbon companies don’t stand up to the anti-fossil fuel movement - The difference between executives’ and politicians’ public views on climate and their private views on climate - When are we obligated to speak the unpopular truth? - The power of one courageous voice - Why I focus on spreading the good news about climate livability - My relationship to the fossil fuel industry - Are we going to run out of fossil fuels? - Why having “good intentions” must include the intention to understand the relevant facts - How I approach thinking about moral issues
02:19:11
July 22, 2020
False Alarm, the book the New York Times doesn’t want you to read
From Alex Epstein, host of Power Hour On this week’s Power Hour I interview Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, author of False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet. As I discussed in my review of the book several weeks ago, I think this is an extremely valuable book, on two counts above all. 1. It documents in case after case how the media and political leaders wildly distort the conclusions of mainstream climate research. 2. It documents in case after case how human adaptation can neutralize climate danger. The book was recently attacked in a New York Times “review” by the famous near-socialist economist Joseph Stiglitz. Bjorn systematically refuted the pseudo-review on this impressive LinkedIn article. On the show we discuss: - How trusted media sources manipulated a climate research paper to predict 187 million climate refugees when the number was actually around 300,000 (half the number of people who move out of California every year) * Why we always need to look for positive and negative impacts, not just one or the other - How many seconds worth of electricity all of America’s batteries can store today - The true state of solar and wind in the world today - How people in developing countries around the world demand “real electricity,” not the meager, unreliable electricity provided by much-heralded solar installations - The prospects for nuclear energy - Some of the crude errors of the New York Times review of False Alarm - How global capitalism will encourage energy progress even when specific technophobic countries reject it
52:35
July 22, 2020
Greenpeace cofounder Dr. Patrick Moore eviscerates climate catastrophism
On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Dr. Patrick Moore, ecologist and co-founder of Greenpeace, about climate catastrophism. Moore eviscerates climate catastrophism by looking at rising CO2 levels from a scientific and pro-human perspective–not the pseudoscientific and anti-human perspective that dominates today. Topics include: - Why Moore left Greenpeace. - The beginnings of the climate catastrophe movement. - Why Moore believes human beings would not only survive but survive better at far higher average temperatures (which would be concentrated toward the poles). - Why Moore believes “ocean acidification” claims are totally meritless.are actually at an unprecedented time of biodiversity with no end in sight. - Why Moore believes “ocean acidification” claims are totally meritless. - Moore’s unrefuted theory that human beings actually saved life on Earth from terminal decline in CO2 levels. - Moore’s unrefuted theory that human beings actually saved life on Earth from terminal decline in CO2 levels.
01:03:59
July 16, 2020
Alex Epstein interviews Caleb Rossiter on the campaign to silence climate debate on Facebook
Alex Epstein interviews Caleb Rossiter , Chairman of the CO2 Coalition. There is an active campaign, led by billionaire anti-fossil-fuel activist Tom Steyer, to convince Facebook to remove the CO2 Coalition from its platform. Some highlights include: - Rossiter’s decades-long work on African issues. - Why fossil fuels, especially coal, are crucial to African prosperity. - How Rossiter became suspicious of climate models. - CO2 as a warming gas *and* a plant fertilizing gas. - How challenging climate catastrophism hurt Rossiter’s career. - How the “paid off by the fossil fuel industry” narrative is laughable.
57:06
July 8, 2020
“I apologize for the climate scare”: Alex Epstein interviews Michael Shellenberger
Alex Epstein interviews Michael Shellenberger, author of Apocalypse Never, which hit #5 on Amazon. His recent article, ‘On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare,’ has been widely shared. Some highlights: - How Shellenberger went from being a renewables activists to championing nuclear. - Why Shellenberger decided to stand up against climate catastrophism after years of silence. - How modern environmentalism is a religion. - The real motives of most of modern environmentalism. - How environmental journalists misrepresent environmental science.
54:29
July 2, 2020
Michael Shellenberger, Bjorn Lomborg, and the Pro-Human Environmental Movement
Alex Epstein discusses two soon-to-be released books: Apocalypse Never by Michael Shellenberger and False Alarm by Bjorn Lomborg. He explains why these are crucial books in the broader project of a pro-human environmental movement that rejects climate catastrophism.
57:24
June 24, 2020
Alex Epstein interviews Naomi Seibt on her fight against the German government
On this episode of Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Naomi Seibt, the 19-year-old German teenager who has been called “the anti-Greta” for her articulate and outspoken challenges to climate catastrophism. The focus of the discussion is the outrageous attempt of the German government to take down her videos challenging climate catastrophism and advocating what she calls “climate realism.” Instead of trying to resolve the issue quietly, Naomi says “I’m going to go big this time. And I’m going to involve the press. I’m going to make this very public….people will see what’s going on and how they try to silence us. And I think that will make them question the issue a lot more.”
58:16
June 17, 2020
Q&A on 100% renewable policies, violating stay-at-home orders, and George Floyd
On this episode of Power, Alex Epstein answers listener questions about “100% renewable,” why he publicly violated Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order, and the George Floyd saga.
01:05:36
June 10, 2020
How Energy Innovation Works: an interview with Matt Ridley by Alex Epstein
Alex Epstein interviews Matt Ridley on the topic of “how energy innovation works.” Drawing from Ridley’s new book, “How Innovation Works,” they discuss: -Why Ridley considers “the conversion of heat to work” to be perhaps the most important innovation. -The true story of innovation in fracking and why the conventional narrative about it being a government-led innovation is false. -Why there’s so little innovation in nuclear–and what to do about it. -Why freedom is crucial to innovation.
01:04:22
June 3, 2020
The Power Liars: How Google, Microsoft, and Amazon pretend to be 100% renewable
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein and Steffen Henne discuss: -Why no company is or can be 100% renewable for the foreseeable future. -The three dishonest techniques companies use to claim that they are “100% renewable” or “carbon neutral.” -How Google, Microsoft, and Amazon use these techniques to deceive the public. -Why companies’ refusal to consider nuclear energy is cowardly. -How 100% renewable propaganda pollutes the energy debate.
01:15:43
May 28, 2020
Ray Niles on How a freer market can help us protect ourselves from COVID-19
From Alex Epstein, host of Power Hour On this week’s Power Hour I interview economist Ray Niles on how a freer market can help us protect ourselves from COVID-19. We covered topics including: – How price controls, in the form of anti-“price-gouging” laws, caused – shortages of vital medical supplies and other supplies. – How we are in a critical moment for freedom in America. – How “temporary” incursions on freedom rarely go away. – How a freer market in hospitals would increase capacity. – The long-term consequences of money-printing and “stimulus.”
54:26
May 20, 2020
A free-market response to oil price crashes
On this week’s Power Hour I interview Wayne Christian, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission (the primary governing body over oil and gas in Texas), on why he decided against passing a government-controlled cap on oil production in Texas.
01:24:11
May 13, 2020
“Safer Outside”: Alex Epstein interviews Daniil Gorbatenko
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:21:43
May 7, 2020
The Five Things Planet of the Humans Gets Totally Wrong
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
46:09
May 7, 2020
The Five Things Planet of the Humans Gets (Mostly) Right
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
46:58
April 30, 2020
Onkar Ghate on a More American Approach to COVID-19
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
02:04:05
April 23, 2020
A Pro-Freedom Approach to COVID-19, Climate Talking Points, the “Denier” Smear
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:20:43
April 16, 2020
Green Energy vs. Recovery, Obama’s Climate Fixation vs. Pandemic Preparedness
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
55:40
April 9, 2020
COVID-19 filters, intellectual persuasion, a new Robert Bryce interview, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
02:19:60
April 1, 2020
Don’t stop living, live smarter: a path forward on COVID-19
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:35:32
March 26, 2020
4 ideas about COVID-19 you won’t hear anywhere else
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
59:41
March 18, 2020
Thoughts on the Oil Price Crash and the ESG Chess Game
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
56:26
March 11, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Richard Salsman on waste and pollution
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:03:01
March 7, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Robert Bradley on our energy resources
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:02:22
February 26, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Dr. Denis Rancourt on the true physics of CO2
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:19:48
February 19, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Dr. Amesh Adalja on the threat of infectious diseases
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
59:38
February 12, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Jude Clemente on energy poverty and America’s energy opportunity
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:00:09
February 5, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Steve Milloy on the science and policy of emissions
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
59:06
January 29, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Robert Zubrin on the future of human progress, aquaculture, mariculture, and genetic engineering
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
57:53
January 22, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Mukul Sharma on Fracking 101
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:08:17
January 15, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Pierre Desrochers on Capitalism and Our Environment
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
52:18
January 8, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Kirk Sorensen on Thorium
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:01:45
January 3, 2020
Best of Power Hour: Michael Lynch on the economics of oil prices
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
56:57
December 18, 2019
Best of Power Hour: Marian Tupy on Human Progress
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
56:38
December 12, 2019
Best of Power Hour: Robert Zubrin on Merchants of Despair
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:22:10
December 4, 2019
Best of Power Hour: Dr. Edward Calabrese on the Science of Environmental Danger
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:15:12
November 27, 2019
Best of Power Hour: John Christy on what climate scientists do and don’t know
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
58:53
November 20, 2019
Best of Power Hour: Brendan O’Neill on Humanism and Anti-humanism
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
57:60
November 13, 2019
Best of Power Hour: Judith Curry on the state of climate science
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
58:29
November 6, 2019
Best of Power Hour: Rod Adams on the secret history of nuclear power
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
56:08
October 30, 2019
Fact-checking Epstein vs. RFK, Jr.
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
52:26
October 23, 2019
Best of Power Hour: Dr. Patrick Moore on a rational, pro-human approach to ecology
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:10:42
October 16, 2019
Best of Power Hour: Michael Shellenberger on a new approach to environmental issues
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
55:10
October 9, 2019
Greta Thunberg’s unscientific sermon, climate protests, and fossil fuel divestment
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
53:28
September 25, 2019
The Saudi oil attacks, Greta Thunberg’s U.S. visit, the myth of “green jobs”
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
57:58
September 18, 2019
The climate change town hall wake-up call
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
56:28
September 16, 2019
Hurricane Dorian, methane regulation rollback, ethanol welfare, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
41:34
September 4, 2019
Bernie’s totalitarian climate plan, David Koch’s legacy, the truth about Amazon fires
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
45:28
August 28, 2019
Special Edition: How many Gores do you emit?
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
20:25
August 28, 2019
Eco-fascist mass murder, the Texas energy crisis, and “contaminating” the moon
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
52:19
August 21, 2019
The Endangered Species Act, solar roads, the war on meat, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
48:37
August 15, 2019
Ohio’s nuclear bailout, prestigious economist says GND would help the economy, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
54:55
August 7, 2019
Carbon tax fallacies, Earth Overshoot Day, and Thunberg’s climate summit stunt
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
50:17
July 31, 2019
Heat waves and blackouts, Berkeley’s natural gas ban, and calls for a climate moonshot
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
50:32
July 24, 2019
Green policies vs. green energy, Trump’s environmental offensive, and NASA’s 97% lie
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
46:03
July 17, 2019
NY’s climate law, Inslee calls for climate indoctrination, and LEGO renounces plastic
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
53:03
July 10, 2019
The Democratic debate’s approach to energy and climate, the real potential of electric vehicles and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
45:23
July 3, 2019
The NYT admits climate models have failed, a misleading climate timeline, and more
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57:42
June 19, 2019
Chernobyl, Bloomberg’s anti-coal pledge, another failed climate prediction
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
51:18
June 12, 2019
Biden’s climate plan, freedom gas, heat waves, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
55:53
June 5, 2019
CA flirts with gas-powered car ban, TX stands up to pipeline sabotage, the EU elections
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
54:40
May 29, 2019
Australia votes for energy abundance, Venezuelan gas lines, and good news on drought
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50:21
May 22, 2019
Biden’s climate conundrum, the IMF’s phony fossil fuel subsidy claim, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
29:06
May 15, 2019
The UN’s latest environmental scare, the hidden risks of rooftop solar, renewables growth slows
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:01:26
May 8, 2019
California blackouts, nuclear bailouts, Beto’s GND-lite, NY bans skyscrapers, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:01:30
May 1, 2019
Fact-checking the NYT on renewables, Iran sanctions, criminal climate protests, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
56:21
April 24, 2019
The existential threat of the GND, Chevron buys Anadarko, flying car fears, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
48:32
April 17, 2019
The true cost of solar, Keystone XL, Arctic drilling in jeopardy, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
45:34
April 10, 2019
The Senate’s GND vote, Bernie’s fracking ban, how to think about byproducts
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:00:44
April 3, 2019
Arguing to 100 vs. Arguing to 0
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
49:53
March 27, 2019
How to think about air pollution, the 2020 election, fracking bans, and ethanol mandates
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
58:45
March 20, 2019
Framing energy conversations, Venezuela goes dark, nuclear’s amazing safety record
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:00:29
March 13, 2019
Changing the narrative vs conceding the narrative, climate mastery, CO2 turned into coal
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
57:10
March 6, 2019
Improving the human environment, Trump’s climate panel, Amazon’s “shipment zero” sham
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
52:14
February 27, 2019
The evolution of my environmental philosophy, greens vs. nuclear, CA’s train to nowhere
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
52:28
February 20, 2019
The Green Great Depression, Nike’s 100% renewable lie, reviewing Michael Mann, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
54:09
February 13, 2019
The real cost of solar, wind, and batteries, the Polar Vortex, Budweiser’s 100% wind lie
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:04:16
February 6, 2019
AOC’s climate inquisition, the EV religion, Canada and Germany ponder energy suicide
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
55:04
January 30, 2019
Top economists call for a carbon tax, Tesla struggles, the BlackRock climate hoax, and more
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53:18
January 24, 2019
How to evaluate claims about energy, the carbon tax, Wall Street goes green, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
56:25
January 16, 2019
Bill Gates vs. Elon Musk, the Green New Deal, Yellow Vest protests, and more
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:00:50
January 9, 2019
Dan Sullivan on Human Flourishing
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01:16:41
January 6, 2017
Dr. Edward Calabrese on the Science of Environmental Danger
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01:12:19
November 22, 2016
Dr. Patrick Frank on the Accuracy of Climate Models
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01:18:32
September 8, 2016
John Grizz Deal on Produced Water Handling and Small Scale Nuclear Power
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
59:04
August 18, 2016
Ethan Atwood on An Amazing Advocacy Success Story
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
42:43
July 20, 2016
Marian Tupy on Human Progress
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
53:43
July 20, 2016
Dr. Denis Rancourt on The True Physics of CO2
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:17:00
May 11, 2016
Dr. Amesh Adalja on the Threat of Infectious Diseases
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
57:55
April 19, 2016
Christopher Horner on How Green Activists Manipulate Government
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
54:50
March 11, 2016
Steffen Henne on the Truth About Unreliable Energy Sources
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
59:43
February 19, 2016
Travis Fisher on the 100% Renewable Scam
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
51:57
February 5, 2016
Amanda Maxham on the Virtues of GMOs
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:02:46
January 28, 2016
Michael Lynch on Recent Oil Prices
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
56:54
January 16, 2016
Sherry Orton on Obama’s Clean Power Plan
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:07:07
January 5, 2016
Dr. David Legates on the Climate Science Establishment
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
47:25
December 29, 2015
Dr. Richard Keen on the Truth About Temperature
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
55:41
December 21, 2015
Pat Michaels on our Lukewarming Climate
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
51:55
December 14, 2015
How to Talk to Anyone About Energy
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
40:18
December 10, 2015
Craig and Sherwood Idso on the Failures of Climate Predictions
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
54:33
December 1, 2015
Jeffrey McClure on “Socially Responsible Investments”
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
57:04
November 27, 2015
Understanding Climate Models with Christopher Essex
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:09:33
November 18, 2015
James Rust on the History of Opposition to Nuclear Power and Fossil Fuels
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:03:28
November 10, 2015
Steve Hayward on All Things Energy
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
57:01
November 2, 2015
Marc Morano on Threats to Energy Freedom
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
01:01:11
October 26, 2015
Jude Clemente on Energy Poverty and America’s Energy Opportunity
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
58:48
October 19, 2015
Judith Curry on The State Of Climate Science
On this week’s Power Hour, climate scientist Dr. Judith Curry, Professor and former Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, President of Climate Forecast Applications Network and proprietor of the blog Climate Etc., joins me to discuss how she went from being a mainstream climate scientist to one of the […]
56:24
October 13, 2015
Alex Epstein at Wellesley College on The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
On September 17, I spoke to a packed room of students at Wellesley College about The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and answered questions for over an hour. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:40:12
October 5, 2015
Pierre Desrochers on “The Bet”
On the latest episode of Power Hour I talk with Pierre Desrochers about the 25th anniversary of the momentous bet between resource theorists Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
50:34
September 29, 2015
Dr. Patrick Moore on a Rational, Pro-Human Approach to Ecology
On this episode of Power Hour I talk to Patrick Moore, ecologist and a co-founder (and defector) of Greenpeace about how the science of ecology has been corrupted over the decades, and how it can be fixed. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:07:38
September 22, 2015
Kirk Sorensen on The Nuclear Opportunity
On this week’s Power Hour I discuss the potential of nuclear power with thorium advocate and founder of Flibe Energy, Kirk Sorenson. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:16:06
September 15, 2015
Brendan O’Neill on Humanism vs. Anti-Humanism
With in-depth interviews of experts on controversies such as “green energy,” offshore drilling, “energy independence,” fossil fuels, etc, Power Hour seeks to help listeners get clear on these complex but vital issues. Every episode features a new guest, an extended interview/discussion, and a closing segment with my takeaways from the discussion.
55:23
September 9, 2015
Steve Milloy on the Science and Policy of Emissions
On this episode of Power Hour, Steve Milloy, publisher of junkscience.com, discusses emissions, the EPA, and how junk science corrupts much of our government’s environmental policy. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
57:09
September 1, 2015
Mark Mills on America’s Energy Opportunities
On this episode of Power Hour, Mark Mills joins Alex to discuss the amazing opportunities America has in energy and beyond–if only the government will liberate us to pursue them. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
59:25
August 26, 2015
Rod Adams on Nuclear Policy
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex is joined by Rod Adams, Publisher of Atomic Insights, to discuss the past, present, and future of nuclear policy. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:04:51
August 19, 2015
Oren Cass on America’s Energy Opportunities
On this week’s Power Hour, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Oren Cass talks to Alex about his new paper “Step on the Gas! How to Extend America’s Energy Advantage.” Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
54:05
August 13, 2015
Robert Zubrin on the Future of Human Progress: Aquaculture, Mariculture, and Genetic Engineering
On this episode I talk to Robert Zubrin, author of Merchants of Despair and president of The Mars Society, about Aquaculture, Mariculture, Genetic Engineering and the role of anti-humanism in slowing down progress to human life. This is one of my favorite episodes ever. Among other things, it totally changed my view of the ocean. […]
56:04
August 6, 2015
Michael Shellenberger on a New Approach to Environmental Issues
On this episode I talk to Michael Shellenberger, President and co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute and co-author of the Ecomodernist Manifesto, about a rational approach to rational approach to environmental issues. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
52:57
August 5, 2015
Bonus Power Hour: Reframing the Energy Debate
After recording Power Hour, Alex Epstein and Gowan Joslin discussed new ways to reframe the debate. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
26:28
July 23, 2015
Gowan Joslin on Fossil Fuels and Datacenters
On this episode of Power Hour I talk to Gowan Joslin, who works in the datacenter industry, about how The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels impacted his thinking about energy and development. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:04:04
July 23, 2015
Colette McLean on Living with Wind Turbines
On this episode of Power Hour I talk to Colette McLean, a resident of Ontario, who shares what life is like living around wind turbines 24 hours a day. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
59:49
July 8, 2015
Alex Khachatryan on Math Education Part 2
This is the second part of a two-part series. Alex Epstein talks to Dr. Alexander Khachatryan, President and CEO of Reasoning Mind, a computer-based teaching program for math education, about Reasoning Mind’s scalable approach to teaching a deeper understanding of a crucial skill. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:06:03
June 22, 2015
Alex Khachatryan on Math Education
In this first part of a two-part series Alex Epstein talks to Dr. Alexander Khachatryan, President and CEO of Reasoning Mind, a computer-based teaching program for math education, about Reasoning Mind’s scalable approach to teaching a deeper understanding of a crucial skill. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:09:18
June 9, 2015
Michael Lynch on the Economics of Oil Prices
On this episode of Power Hour Alex Epstein talks with Michael Lynch, President and Director of Global Petroleum Service at Strategic Energy & Economic Research Inc. (SEER), about the recent oil price drop and the underlying economics. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
55:32
March 5, 2015
Rod Adams on The Secret History of Nuclear Power
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Rod Adams, publisher of Atomic Insights, about nuclear power and how the build time as well as the cost for new reactors have been increased by irrational fear of it. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
54:23
January 14, 2015
Power Hour Live: The Crisis in Energy Education and How We Can Fix It
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein debuts “Power Hour Live,” and leads a discussion on what to do about the educational system, which is saturated with environmentalist propaganda and teaches none of the positives about fossil fuels. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:21:17
November 4, 2014
Power Surge: Pipelines, EPA Scare Stories, NATURAL Gas in Groundwater, Ocean Not-Acidification, Yucca Mountain Nuclear Recycling Facility
In this episode Alex and Steffen cover these news stories: The Canadian Energy East pipeline is in the crosshairs of environmentalists. EPA head Gina McCarthy puts out a scare story about how climate change will give children asthma. A recent study in New York State to establish baseline water quality confirmed once more that methane […]
13:54
October 20, 2014
Power Surge: Lightning Edition
On this lightning edition episode Alex and Steffen cover the following news stories: Lockheed’s Skunk Works is working on a compact fusion reactor, promising a prototype in 5 years. A new study on fracking impacts reveals that drilling into the ground creates seismic activity but in the case of fracking this activity cannot be felt […]
22:26
October 18, 2014
Power Surge: Pentagon Supporting the Climate Catastrophe Dogma, Painting by Numbers Accounting Makes Onshore Wind Look Cheaper Than Coal
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about a recent report by the Pentagon that implies changes in climate pose an unprecedented challenge for the military, and another report by the EU, which declares onshore wind cheaper than all other sources of energy by adding fictional values for health and climate damage cost to fossil […]
21:22
October 15, 2014
Power Surge: Keystone XL Permission Delay Increases Cost, UK Prepares for Winter with Green Energy on the Grid, Upcoming Anti-Civilization March
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the Keystone XL pipeline project, which will see significant cost increases because of the US government’s permission delay, how the British plan to keep the lights on during Winter with less practical and more green energy on the grid by temporarily shutting down industrial consumers, and the […]
31:09
September 16, 2014
Power Surge: Climate Forecasting in the Rearview Mirror and Not-So-Simple Physics
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about a recent press release by the National Center for Atmospheric Research that claims current model tools could have predicted the recent “pause” in global warming, and a new paper discussing the diverse and complex changes in wetting and drying over land on earth, which according to climate alarmists […]
16:15
September 15, 2014
Marc Morano on the Evolution of the Climate Debate
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Marc Morano, the creator of Climate Depot and Energy Depot, about his extensive experience with green ideology, the negative influence of anti-development activism on the world, and the connection to the catastrophic global warming hysteria. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:04:04
August 4, 2014
Power Surge: Burning Windmills and Another Climate Scare Report by the White House
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the under-reported issue of windmills burning down, which is the subject of a recent study by the UK Imperial College, and the most recent global warming scare report from the White House, called “The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change.” Subscribe to Power Surge on […]
15:37
July 29, 2014
Power Surge: “Carbon Legacy” Babies and Amory Lovins’ Footprint on the Colorado Coal Grid
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the hypocrisy involved in promoting the luxurious home of green icon Amory Lovins near Aspen, Colorado, as low footprint, efficient, and autonomous, as well as the view of some ecologists that having children is a major attack on the ecosystem of a “shared planet”. Subscribe to Power […]
23:10
July 28, 2014
Tim Ball on the Corruption of Climate Science
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with climate scientist Dr. Tim Ball on the process by which climate science is misrepresented to the public Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:03:06
July 22, 2014
Power Surge: The Right to be Brainwashed, Apple Claiming 100% Unreliable Energy, and Ted Cruz vs. Government Owning the Means of Production
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the “Climate Science Students Bill of Rights” that is promoted by green groups (including the Union of Concerned Scientists), Apple’s recent Environmental Responsibility Report in which the company claims 100% renewable energy for many facilities, and the attempt by Senator Ted Cruz to restrict the federal ownership […]
24:01
July 11, 2014
Power Surge: Polar Bears or Power Plants–Which “Endangered Species” Should We Care About More?
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the Oxnard City Council’s decision to put a moratorium on a new gas power plant because it might be vulnerable to speculative future sea level rise, new shipping lanes being opened up for icebreaker LNG tankers thanks to less sea ice at the North Pole, and what […]
17:36
July 10, 2014
Power Surge: Shale Oil is for Everyone and the Heartland Institute International Conference on Climate Change
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the EU negotiating for shale oil imports with the US while Germany bans fracking for shale gas and oil until 2021 and Greenpeace stages a protest against fracking in Romania, as well as a recent article by socialist mediamatters.org mocking Heartland’s ICCC9 climate convention that is taking […]
16:53
July 9, 2014
Power Surge: Tariff War on Solar Panel Imports, Chile Focussing on Gas, New North Dakota Flaring Rules
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the additional Tariffs the US Commerce Department has imposed on Chinese made solar panels while two US Senators complain about tariffs imposed on US solar panels, the Chilean Energy Minister talking about the fuel of the future for his country, which is natural gas, and new restrictions […]
19:36
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Greenpeace vs. Legos, Climate Insurance Failures, and Temperature Data Adjustments
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about a new Greenpeace campaign against Lego toys (made of oil) displaying the logo of Shell, an insurance company closing its climate lobby bureau in the US, and new adjustments to the U.S. Historical Climatology Network temperature data by NOAA that returns the first place on the list […]
14:19
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Steven Goddard aka Tony Heller, Green Thought Police Seeking Control Over .eco Domains
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the revelation of the true identity of famous climate skeptic blogger Steven Goddard on his website, and the upcoming decision of ICANN that might put a coalition of green activists and organizations in charge of .eco top-level domains. Subscribe to Power Surge on iTunes
17:15
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Heat-Related Deaths and Human Ingenuity
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the most recent presidential attack on opponents of the White House’s climate action plan, a new report by the EU commission on devastating climate damage in a scenario without mitigation efforts, a new policy of water well testing before drilling operations proposed by New Mexico’s oil & […]
17:14
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Signs of Life, “Risky Business,” the EPA, and the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
On this Episode Alex and Steffen talk about a newly proposed pipeline from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota to a storage hub in Oklahoma, the recent SCOTUS ruling on the EPA rules for emissions of greenhouse gases, and Alex’s upcoming book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. Subscribe to Power Surge on iTunes […]
16:24
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Former Treasury Sec. Paulson Claims We’re Facing a Catastrophic “Climate Bubble”
On this episode Alex and Steffen discuss the recent article by former Bush Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson. Paulson sees similarities between what he thinks to be a climate crisis and the 2008 financial crash and warns about the risk of not acting. Subscribe to Power Surge on iTunes
20:44
July 4, 2014
Al Gore and Rolling Stone Need to Issue a Public Apology for Journalistic Fraud
On this episode I am joined again by Steffen Henne to talk about Al Gore’s recent article in Rolling Stone Online in which he misleads readers about the use and effects of wind and solar power in Germany. I argue that Gore and Rolling Stone are committing journalistic fraud, and they owe us a public […]
23:49
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Rising Fossil Fuels and a Decline in Presidential Conduct
On today’s Power Surge, Steffen Henne and I talk about rising oil demand in the US, the record growth of coal use in the world, and a recent graduation speech by President Obama at UC Irvine in which he continues to dismiss opponents of his climate and energy policies. Subscribe to Power Surge on iTunes […]
17:26
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Japan Keeps the Lights On with Fossil Fuel Imports, Canada Wants to Build More Pipelines for Oil Sands Resources, American Lung Association Propaganda
On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the additional fossil fuel imports Japan relies on after shutting down most of its nuclear capacity after the Fukushima tsunami, Canada’s preliminary approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline, which will bring oil from the Alberta oil sands to the export terminals at the Pacific coast, and recent […]
10:11
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: India Identifies the Green Threat to Progress, Another Attack by Regulation from the EPA
On this episode Alex and Steffen discuss a leaked report by the Indian spy service that accuses organizations like Greenpeace to use foreign funds to block industrial progress in the country, the commitment of the Indian government to improve the country’s fossil power infrastructure, and another power grab by EPA regarding the regulation of water […]
18:14
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Paul Krugman, Ayn Rand, and Climate Change
On today’s Power Surge, Steffen Henne and I discuss Paul Krugman’s new piece on climate change, which begins this way: Here are three things we know about man-made global warming. First, the consequences will be terrible if we don’t take quick action to limit carbon emissions. Second, in pure economic terms the required action shouldn’t […]
33:32
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: EPA Carbon Regulation Plan
On this episode Alex and Steffen discuss the new EPA CO2 regulation scheme that seeks to decrease emissions by 30% until 2030 and the justifications given to shut down existing coal plants in America. Subscribe to Power Surge on iTunes
12:52
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Global Warming or Climate Change? and Barack Obama vs. Ayn Rand at West Point
On this episode of Power Surge Alex is joined by Steffen Henne to discuss the recent hearing held by the US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, about the IPCC Climate Change Process, as well as the recent move by Ohio House of Representatives to freeze the state’s renewable energy standards. Subscribe to Power […]
16:04
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: How to Be More Alarming about Climate Change, the President at West Point, EPA’s Upcoming Power Grab
On this episode Alex is joined by Steffen Henne to talk about a recent publication by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication that investigated whether “climate change” or “global warming” is the more “effective” term to use in the US, a recent West Point graduation speech by President Obama, and the upcoming CO2 emissions […]
20:55
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Our Lawless Energy Policy, How Tesla “Makes” Money
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16:02
July 4, 2014
Power Surge: Shale Oil Reserves, Electric Cars, and Rail Transportation
On this episode of Power Surge, CIP Researcher Steffen Henne and I discuss the day’s energy news. Let us know if you like this format–we’re considering doing these short podcasts several times a week. Subscribe to Power Surge on iTunes
16:18
May 27, 2014
Episode 94: Alex Epstein on Productivity
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein discusses what he learned about productivity while completing his forthcoming book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:17:07
May 9, 2014
Episode 93: John Christy on What Climate Scientists Know and Don’t Know
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with climate scientist Dr. John Christy about what climate scientists know, don’t know, and why. Dr. Christy is a Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Alabama State Climatologist. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
58:00
April 18, 2014
Episode 92: Will Boisvert on Biomass and Modern Environmentalism
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with writer Will Boisvert about the strange bedfellows of biomass and the modern environmentalist movement. Mr. Boisvert writes on energy, environment, and urban policy for The Breakthrough Institute, and for such publications as The New York Observer and Dissent.   Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes […]
54:26
April 11, 2014
Episode 91: Interview with Leighton Steward
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Leighton Steward about his experience in the oil and gas industry and his recent work on the issue of climate change. Mr. Steward has extensive experience in the exploration and production side of the industry, having served in various senior management positions. He is former […]
56:01
April 5, 2014
Episode 90: Oil Landman Joseph Munsey
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Joseph Munsey about his experience as a oil industry sandman.   Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
48:54
April 1, 2014
Episode 89: Oil Champion Jack Ekstrom
In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Jack Ekstrom, Vice President of Government Relations at Whiting Petroleum, about his experience in the oil and gas industry. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
54:53
March 22, 2014
Episode 88: Robert Bryce on Energy Progress
In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow and energy author Robert Bryce about energy progress—what, in the big picture, is actually happening in the world of energy. Mr. Bryce is the author of several books, including Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of […]
01:07:53
February 28, 2014
Episode 87: Steven Hayward on Fossil Fuels and Environment
In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Steven Hayward about fossil fuels and environment. Dr. Hayward is a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the author of the Almanac of Environmental Trends, among many other works. You can read more about Dr. Hayward’s work at www.powerlineblog.com.   […]
01:01:28
February 21, 2014
Episode 86: Steffen Henne on Climate Change
In this third installment of a series of Power Hours devoted to chapters in his upcoming book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels (Penguin/Portfolio, 2014), Alex Epstein talks with CIP researcher and frequent contributor Steffen Henne about climate change.   Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
58:51
February 14, 2014
Episode 85: Eric Dennis on Global Warming
In this second installment of a series of Power Hours devoted to chapters in his upcoming book, The Case for Fossil Fuels (Penguin/Portfolio, 2014), Alex Epstein talks with Center for Industrial Progress Senior Fellow Dr. Eric Dennis about global warming, and in particular, a few new facets of the issue that will be covered in […]
01:36:31
February 7, 2014
Episode 84: Robert Bradley on Opposition to Fossil Fuels
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Robert Bradley, CEO and Founder of the Institute for Energy Research, about historical and modern opposition to fossil fuels. You can read more about Dr. Bradley and his work at www.instituteforenergyresearch.org.   Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:13:23
January 31, 2014
Episode 83: James Taylor on the EPA’s “Secret Science”
For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein spoke with James Taylor, Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute, about his recent article on the EPA’s “secret science” and the ways the Heartland Institute has moved the needle on the climate debate.   Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
51:09
January 24, 2014
Episode 82: Geoffrey Styles on the “Carbon Asset Bubble”
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Geoffrey Styles, Managing Director of GSW Strategy Group, about his recent blog post challenging the idea, put forward by Al Gore and David Blood in The Wall Street Journal, that we face a “carbon asset bubble.”   Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
52:12
January 23, 2014
Episode 81: Marlo Lewis on the Top Energy Stories of 2013
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex is joined once again by Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, to discuss the top energy stories of 2013. You can find Marlo’s work at http://cei.org/expert/marlo-lewis-jr.   Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:01:44
January 12, 2014
Episode 80: Richard Levick on Energy Communications
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex is joined by Richard Levick, chairman and CEO of LEVICK, a leading public relations firm. Alex and Richard discuss how ineffective communications strategies have impacted the energy industry in public affairs, and what needs to be done to make a positive change. Alex and Richard also talk about […]
47:07
December 21, 2013
Episode 79: Erin Connors—A Student’s View of Energy
In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Erin Connors, a student of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, about her view of energy before and after encountering CIP. Last year, Erin attended Alex’s debate with Dr. Dino Ress, “Oil: Dangerous Addiction or Healthy Choice.” She now works part-time with CIP and […]
48:56
December 14, 2013
Episode 78: Henry I. Miller on Food Technology
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Dr. Henry I. Miller, Robert Wessen Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, on the subject of food technology. Dr. Miller is the author of The Frankenfood Myth: How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution and many other books and […]
55:09
December 6, 2013
Episode 77: Gregory Zuckerman on “The Frackers”
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with author Gregory Zuckerman about his recent book, The Frackers. Gregory is a special writer at The Wall Street Journal and the bestselling author of The Greatest Trade Ever. You can learn more about Gregory and his work at http://www.gregoryzuckerman.com.   Subscribe to Power Hour on […]
51:05
November 22, 2013
Episode 76: Craig Idso on the Benefits of CO2
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Craig D. Idso, former president and current chairman of the board of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, about the benefits of CO2. You can learn about Dr. Idso’s work at www.co2science.org.   Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
58:41
November 15, 2013
Episode 75: Meghann Ribbens on the Science of Oil
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Meghann Ribbens about the science of oil. Dr. Ribbens earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
53:15
November 12, 2013
Episode 74: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
On this episode of Power Hour, special guest host Don Watkins interviews Alex Epstein about his new fossil fuel communications manifesto, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: The Key to Winning Hearts and Minds. Don is a Fellow of the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author of the book Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas […]
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November 1, 2013
Episode 73: Power Preview—4 New Talks to Industry
This episode of Power Hour is a “Power Preview” of four talks Alex Epstein gave to industry audiences last week in Canada. Since the talks are not available publicly, Alex and CIP’s Adam Edmonsond recorded a preview with highlights of the key ideas. For the Movement subscribers and CIP Blog readers who have listened to […]
01:05:29
October 28, 2013
Episode 72: The Man Who Debunked the Hockey Stick
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Ross McKitrick who, with Dr. Stephen McIntyre, debunked the famous “Hockey Stick” graph used by the IPCC, Al Gore, and just about every other person and organization pushing for government action in the face of purportedly catastrophic global warming. Dr. McKitrick is professor of […]
56:25
October 18, 2013
Episode 71: Patrick Michaels on Global Warming and the IPCC
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Patrick Michaels about global warming and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr. Michaels is Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. He taught Environmental Science for 30 years at University of Virginia. He is a past […]
53:52
October 11, 2013
Episode 70: Eric Dennis on How to Think About Climate Change
On this episode of Power Hour, CIP Senior Fellow Dr. Eric Dennis returns to discuss the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) recently released Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), and how we should think about climate change. To learn more about Eric, go to http://industrialprogress.com/about”>http://industrialprogress.com/about. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:00:53
October 7, 2013
Episode 69: “How to Think About Global Warming”
This week’s episode of Power Hour is a recent talk Alex Epstein gave to the Santa Monica Tea Party, on “How to Think About Global Warming.” Alex was originally invited to talk about “The Collapse of the Global Warming Hoax,” but he explained in the talk that “hoax” isn’t the word he would use to […]
01:48:20
October 1, 2013
Episode 68: “Industry, Stand Up For Yourself”
This week’s Power Hour is a recording of the speech Alex Epstein recently gave at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Annual Meeting, titled “Industry, Stand Up For Yourself.” In it, he outlines what it takes for members of the oil and gas industry to become “Oil Champions,” and urges them to do so. Subscribe to […]
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September 20, 2013
Episode 67: Amy Oliver Cooke on FERC Nominee Ron Binz
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Amy Oliver Cooke, Director of the Independence Institute’s Energy Policy Center, about Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ron Binz. If you’re not familiar with the FERC or Ron Binz, this is a must-listen. For more on Amy’s work, go to http://www.i2i.org/olivercooke.php. Subscribe […]
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September 13, 2013
Episode 66: Dave Quast on Fracking in California
For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviewed Dave Quast, California Director for Energy in Depth, about fracking in California. CIP highly recommends Energy In Depth as a source of information about energy. You can find Dave’s work there at http://energyindepth.org/california. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
54:41
September 6, 2013
Episode 65: David Kreutzer on Fossil Fuel Policy
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. David Kreutzer about fossil fuel policy, the ideas that have inspired it, and their effects. Dr. Kreutzer is a Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change at the Heritage Foundation. You can learn more about him and his work at http://www.heritage.org/about/staff/k/david-kreutzer. Subscribe to […]
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August 30, 2013
Episode 64: Alex Epstein Visits the Kentucky Mining Institute
For this episode of Power Hour, CIP’s Adam Edmonsond interviewed Alex Epstein about his upcoming visit to the Kentucky Mining Institute’s Mine Rescue Competition, where Alex will speak to an audience consisting mostly of coal miners about how to be better champions of their industry. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
42:42
August 23, 2013
Episode 63: Andrew N. Kleit on Electricity Markets
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Andrew N. Kleit, Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at Penn State University, about electricity and electricity markets. Other topics include the impact of weather on energy markets and the effects of energy regulation. You can read more about Dr. Kleit and his work […]
42:37
August 16, 2013
Episode 62: Peter Grossman on U.S. Energy Policy
For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talked with Dr. Peter Grossman, Professor of Economics at Butler University, about his latest book, U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure. You can follow Dr. Grossman’s work at http://peterzgrossman.wordpress.com. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
53:47
August 9, 2013
Episode 61: Larry Bell on Big Picture Thinking
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Larry Bell, Professor of Space Architecture at the University of Houston and a regular contributor to Forbes.com, about big picture thinking about energy subsidies and about claims of catastrophic climate change. You can find Larry’s recent Forbes article about subsides here, and you can pick up […]
01:01:15
July 26, 2013
Episode 60: Kirk Sorensen on Thorium
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Kirk Sorensen, Chief Technologist at Energy From Thorium, on the subject of nuclear power from Thorium. Kirk is a leading advocate of Thorium, an incredibly potent source of energy. You can learn more about his work at www.energyfromthorium.com. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:00:22
July 19, 2013
Episode 59: Thomas Pyle on Gasland 2
In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Thomas Pyle, President of the Institute for Energy Research, about Gasland 2, the new anti-fracking documentary by Josh Fox. You can keep up with Thomas and the Institute of Energy Research at http://energytownhall.org. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
53:12
July 10, 2013
Episode 58: Eric Eisenhammer on Energy Activism
For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talked with Eric Eisenhammer, founder of the Coalition of Energy Users, about political activism, or how we can tranlate our ideas about energy into real improvements in the conditions under which the energy industry operates, which ultimately affect all energy users. You can read more about Eric […]
51:22
July 5, 2013
Episode 57: Heath Lovell on Coal and Communication
In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Heath Lovell of Alliance Coal about what it’s like to be in the coal industry (first as a miner and now in management), how the world sees the industry, and how the workers in the industry see the world. They also discuss the role of […]
01:01:45
June 28, 2013
Episode 56: Frank Clemente on Coal and Human Health
For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviewed Dr. Frank Clemente on coal, and particularly its impact on human health. As a sociology professor, Dr. Clemente spent much of his career researching the relationship between industrialization and human health. He was a member of the graduate faculty at Pennsylvania State University and the former […]
01:09:49
June 21, 2013
Episode 55: Donna Laframboise on the IPCC’s Politicization of Science
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Donna Laframboise, author of The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert, about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its politicization of science. You can keep up with Donna’s work at www.nofrakkingconsensus.com. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
57:04
June 14, 2013
Episode 54: David Blackmon on “Oil Subsidies”
In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with David Blackmon, Managing Director at FTI Consulting, about “oil subsidies” (and whether they’re really subsidies). Mr. Blackmon has a lot of experience in the oil and gas industry, and his perspective on policy issues affecting the industry are published in a regular column at Forbes.com. […]
53:18
June 7, 2013
Episode 53: “How Oil Improves the Planet” at Michigan State University
This episode of Power Hour is Alex Epstein’s recent talk at Michigan State University, on the subject of “How Oil Improves the Planet.” Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
01:01:57
May 24, 2013
Episode 52: Travis Fisher on Electricity
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with electricity expert Travis Fisher about the basics of electricity, and about some of the lesser known facts about how this now-ubiquitous form of energy came to be the go-to resource for light, then for operating machinery in factories, and now for almost every technology we […]
56:45
May 17, 2013
Episode 51: Michael Binnion on the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein discusses the state of the Canadian oil and gas industry with Michael Binnion, CEO of Questerre Energy. Binnion combines a lot of experience with an uncommonly insightful historical and philosophical perspective that make his observations of the industry particularly valuable. Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes
52:53
May 10, 2013
Episode 50: Myron Ebell on the Rise and Fall of Cap and Trade
On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Myron Ebell, Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), about the various forms of control that governments in the United States and Europe have taken over the energy industry on the premise of catastrophic global warming—particularly the rise and fall […]
57:26
May 7, 2013
Episode 49: Stanley Kurtz on the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Stanley Kurtz, author of a series of recent articles in theNational Review on the fossil fuel divestment movement, its leader, Bill McKibben, and what the conduct of the members of the movement on college campuses tells us about the state of liberal education today.
52:30
April 27, 2013
Episode 48: CIP vs Sierra Club at Stanford University
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein goes to Stanford University to debate Bruce Nilles, Senior Campaign Director for the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign. The subject of the debate is: “Should the government restrict fossil fuels?”
01:49:16
April 22, 2013
Episode 47: Energy Panel at Duke University
Alex Epstein and CIP’s nuclear expert, Thomas Eiden, visit Duke University to participate on an energy panel. Alex and Thomas discuss oil, nuclear, and the future of energy.
01:31:25
April 13, 2013