Every week on Power Hour energy philosopher Alex Epstein breaks down today's top energy, environmental, and climate issues.
Best-of Power Hour: Steve Koonin
This week’s “Best-of Power Hour” features Alex Epstein’s interview with physicist Steve Koonin, author of the blockbuster book Unsettled, with a new introduction in anticipation of their forthcoming interview on the next episode of Power Hour.
How to create concise, retainable energy messaging
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein shares what he's learned over the 18 months working with elected officials on how to create concise, retainable messaging, including:
- How to link concise, retainable messages together.
- What are the most important topics to cover?
- The 8 types of messaging he uses most.
- How to join Epstein's Energy Champions group.
Alaska's Governor Mike Dunleavy stands up for Alaska's right to develop
On this week's Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Mike Dunleavy, the outspoken governor of Alaska, about his state's fight to develop fossil fuels and other valuable resources.
They cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Alaska's virtually limitless potential for resource development
- How Alaska gets (mis)treated as a place where no development should occur
- How natives of Alaska benefit tremendously from resource development and are harmed by opposition to development
- How the campaign against drilling in "the Arctic" harms Alaska and plays into the hands of Russia
- How the rest of the country can help Alaska fight back
Best-of Power Hour: Power Hungry with Robert Bryce
On this Best-of Power Hour, Alex Epstein takes us back to the first ever episode of Power Hour, featuring energy expert Robert Bryce. Alex will be appearing on Robert’s Power Hungry podcast the week of August 2nd. Listen to this episode, then Robert’s podcast, to see how the two have evolved over the last decade.
Economist Saifedean Ammous on "fiat science," "fiat education," and "fiat fuels"
On this week's Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews economist Dr. Saifedean Ammous, about how systematic government control--"fiat"--wreaks havoc in the realms, not just of currency, but of science, education, and energy.
- How government control in the realm of ideas is treated as benign but is in fact incredibly dangerous.
- The myth that leading universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford are "private."
- What freedom of scientific inquiry looks like, and how it gave birth to the modern world.
- Why much of today's "modeling" would not exist in a free market.
- How the moral case for fossil fuels is taking hold in the Bitcoin community.
How to Bring About a Renaissance in Puerto Rico
Recorded in advance of Alex Epstein’s headline-making Congressional testimony about Puerto Rico, Alex Epstein interviews Yaron Brook, Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute and a Puerto Rico resident, about how to bring about a renaissance in Puerto Rico.
- Why he moved to Puerto Rico
- The parallels between Puerto Rico and Hong Kong
- How Puerto Rican policy punishes native Puerto Ricans
- Puerto Rico’s horrific electricity grid
- Cultural challenges in Puerto Rico
Toward the end of the episode, Brook discusses his new projects and Alex shares his formula for reframing the conversation in new fields.
A hidden gem
Philosophy and reason are his tools as Alex dissects the current energy lies and delivers a smörgåsbord of bulletproof arguments to counter the confusion in the energy and climate field.