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Framing energy conversations, Venezuela goes dark, nuclear’s amazing safety record

13 Mar

In this week’s episode of Power Hour, Alex, Don, and Steffen cover eight topics:

-A new way to frame energy conversations
-Venezuela goes dark
-After stinging defeat in 2018, Colorado’s anti-fracking activists are back
-Green New Deal: A Preview
-How the Fukushima nuclear incident is still being distorted 8 years later
-Youngstown’s fight for fracking freedom
-The false hype around Texas building “the world’s largest batter”
-The attack on industrial collaboration

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The Green Great Depression, Nike’s 100% renewable lie, reviewing Michael Mann, and more

13 Feb

In this week’s episode of Power Hour, Don, Steffen, and I discuss these topics:


• Green New Deal or Green Great Depression?
• China’s inhumane “clean air plan”
• Nike’s 100% renewable lie
• What climate scientist Michael Mann gets wrong and (partly) right
• How “green” policies fueled the California wildfires

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The real cost of solar, wind, and batteries, the Polar Vortex, Budweiser’s 100% wind lie

6 Feb

In this week’s episode of Power Hour, Alex, Don, and Steffen cover six topics:


• The real cost of solar and wind + the real cost of battery backup = global bankruptcy
• Survived the Polar Vortex? Thank fossil fuels
• Former Power Hour guest Dr. John Christy appointed to the EPA Science Advisory Board
• How the green movement is reversing energy progress
• Is climate change causing more economic damage?
• Budweiser’s “100% wind powered” lie

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Top economists call for a carbon tax, Tesla struggles, the BlackRock climate hoax, and more

24 Jan

On this episode, Alex is joined by his colleagues Don Watkins and Steffen Henne to discuss this week’s most important energy stories:


• Why the world’s most prestigious economists are wrong about a carbon tax
• Was PG&E the first “climate-change bankruptcy”?
• How wind and solar drive up German electricity prices
• Tesla’s struggle to stay profitable
• The BlackRock climate hoax

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How to evaluate claims about energy, the carbon tax, Wall Street goes green, and more

16 Jan

On this episode, Alex is joined by his colleagues Don Watkins and Steffen Henne to discuss this week’s most important energy stories:


• How to evaluate claims about energy
• Yes, Republicans need a new climate agenda–no, not a carbon tax
• The bad science behind air emissions regulations
• Wall Street goes green
• U.S. CO2 emissions rise–and why that’s good news

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Dr. Patrick Frank on the Accuracy of Climate Models

8 Sep

On this episode, Alex interviews Dr. Patrick Frank, member of the scientific staff of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource/SLAC at Stanford University, on the physics of the greenhouse effect, analyzing the accuracy of climate models, and the politics and pseudo-science in climate catastrophism.

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Christopher Horner on How Green Activists Manipulate Government

11 Mar

On this episode I talk to Christopher Horner, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Senior Legal Fellow at the Energy & Environment Legal Institute, about how green activists have hijacked the EPA and other executive agencies, how government employees are hiding their collaboration with activists groups from public scrutiny via private email accounts, and what Chris and his fellow investigators do to shed some light on these covert operations against the general public.

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Power Surge: Pentagon Supporting the Climate Catastrophe Dogma, Painting by Numbers Accounting Makes Onshore Wind Look Cheaper Than Coal

15 Oct

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 fuel sources.

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Power Surge: Keystone XL Permission Delay Increases Cost, UK Prepares for Winter with Green Energy on the Grid, Upcoming Anti-Civilization March

16 Sep

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 “People’s Climate March” on September 21st in NY, which CIP’s Alex Epstein and Eric Dennis will attend.

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Power Surge: Climate Forecasting in the Rearview Mirror and Not-So-Simple Physics

15 Sep

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 is “simple physics” of “wet gets wetter, dry gets drier.” In reality, this is the “simple dogma” of “anything man impacts must be made worse.”

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Episode 93: John Christy on What Climate Scientists Know and Don’t Know

18 Apr

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.

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Episode 91: Interview with Leighton Steward

5 Apr

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 Chairman of the U.S. Oil and Gas Association and the Natural Gas Supply Association, and is currently an honorary director of the American Petroleum Institute. You can find Mr. Steward’s work at www.plantsneedCO2.org and www.CO2isgreen.org. He also recommends www.CO2science.org and www.therightclimatestuff.com for further reading.

 
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Episode 86: Steffen Henne on Climate Change

14 Feb

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.

 

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Episode 85: Eric Dennis on Global Warming

7 Feb

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 the book.

 
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Episode 84: Robert Bradley on Opposition to Fossil Fuels

31 Jan

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.

 
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Episode 83: James Taylor on the EPA’s “Secret Science”

24 Jan

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.

 
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Episode 82: Geoffrey Styles on the “Carbon Asset Bubble”

23 Jan

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.”

 
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Episode 81: Marlo Lewis on the Top Energy Stories of 2013

12 Jan

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.

 
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Episode 76: Craig Idso on the Benefits of CO2

15 Nov

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.
 

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Episode 74: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

1 Nov

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 Can End Big Government.

Go here to read the manifesto.

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Episode 72: The Man Who Debunked the Hockey Stick

18 Oct

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 economics at the University of Quelph, senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, co-author of the book Taken By Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy and Politics of Global Warming, and author of Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy.

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Episode 71: Patrick Michaels on Global Warming and the IPCC

11 Oct

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 President of the American Association of State Climatologists, and former Program Chair of the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. A former contributing author to the IPCC, he is an outspoken critic of the organization’s politicization of science.

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Episode 70: Eric Dennis on How to Think About Climate Change

7 Oct

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.

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