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John Grizz Deal on Produced Water Handling and Small Scale Nuclear Power

18 Aug

On this episode, Alex interviews John Grizz Deal, Executive Chairman and CEO of IX Power LLC and IX Power Limited, on a new way to clean up naturally contaminated water from deep underground that is a byproduct of drilling for oil and gas. Deal also discusses the prospect of small-scale nuclear power production.

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Steffen Henne on the Truth About Unreliable Energy Sources

19 Feb

On this episode I talk to Steffen Henne, Head of Research at CIP, about the true percentage of energy production from unreliable wind and solar as well as the misleading ways proponents of “green” energy create success stories about them.

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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 90: Oil Landman Joseph Munsey

1 Apr

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Joseph Munsey about his experience as a oil industry sandman.
 

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Episode 89: Oil Champion Jack Ekstrom

22 Mar

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.

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Episode 88: Robert Bryce on Energy Progress

28 Feb

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 the Future and Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence. You can read more about his work at www.RobertBryce.com.

 
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Episode 87: Steven Hayward on Fossil Fuels and Environment

21 Feb

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.

 
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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 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 79: Erin Connors—A Student’s View of Energy

14 Dec

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 plans to work in the oil industry after graduation. You can find Erin’s writings on the CIP Blog and in CIP’s weekly newsletter, Movement.

 

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Episode 77: Gregory Zuckerman on “The Frackers”

22 Nov

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.

 

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Episode 75: Meghann Ribbens on the Science of Oil

12 Nov

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.

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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 73: Power Preview—4 New Talks to Industry

28 Oct

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 the preview—this recording includes a follow-up with Alex’s thoughts after the events.

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Episode 69: “How to Think About Global Warming”

1 Oct

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 describe the phenomenon. Listen to this episode to find out why.

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Episode 67: Amy Oliver Cooke on FERC Nominee Ron Binz

13 Sep

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.

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Episode 66: Dave Quast on Fracking in California

6 Sep

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.

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Episode 65: David Kreutzer on Fossil Fuel Policy

30 Aug

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.

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Episode 63: Andrew N. Kleit on Electricity Markets

16 Aug

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 at http://ploneprod.met.psu.edu/people/ank1.

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Episode 62: Peter Grossman on U.S. Energy Policy

9 Aug

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.

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Episode 61: Larry Bell on Big Picture Thinking

26 Jul

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 his book, Climate of Corruption, here.

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Episode 58: Eric Eisenhammer on Energy Activism

5 Jul

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 and the Coalition of Energy Users at http://coalitionofenergyusers.org.

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Episode 55: Donna Laframboise on the IPCC’s Politicization of Science

14 Jun

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.

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Episode 54: David Blackmon on “Oil Subsidies”

7 Jun

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.

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Episode 53: “How Oil Improves the Planet” at Michigan State University

24 May

This episode of Power Hour is Alex Epstein’s recent talk at Michigan State University, on the subject of “How Oil Improves the Planet.”

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Episode 51: Michael Binnion on the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry

10 May

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.

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Episode 9: SpOILed with Mark Mathis

1 Oct

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Mark Mathis discusses SpOILed, his documentary on peak oil

Power Hour Preview: How Energy Markets Work, and Other Good Stuff

30 Sep

A preview on energy markets and more

Episode 6: “Alternative Energy” with Tom Tanton

1 Jul

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Download and save: Energy, technology and policy consultant Tom Tanton discusses so-called alternative energy

Episode 3: Environmentalism with Onkar Ghate

1 Apr

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Onkar Ghate of the Ayn Rand Institute discusses Earth Day and the erroneous philosophical foundations of environmentalism. Copyright Ayn Rand Institute 2011. Used with permission.

Episode 2: Peak Oil with Michael Lynch

1 Mar

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Michael Lynch discusses peak oil. Copyright Ayn Rand Institute 2011. Used with permission.

Episode 1: Power Hungry with Robert Bryce

1 Feb

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Robert Bryce discusses energy. Copyright 2011 Ayn Rand Institute. Used with permission.