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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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Every week on Power Hour energy philosopher Alex Epstein breaks down today's top energy, environmental, and climate issues.

    Jusper Machogu, emerging African Energy Champion

    Jusper Machogu, emerging African Energy Champion

    On this special episode of Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Jusper Machogu, a Kenyan farmer who, thanks to the influence of Alex and others, has started to become a champion of fossil fuels in Africa.

    Jusper discusses his aspirations in agriculture and in energy, and why he is asking for help to invest in his education.

    You can support Jusper at his GoFundMe (Alex contributed $1000): https://www.gofundme.com/f/jusper-machogu-further-education-support

    • 23 min
    Wrestling legend Ben Askren on how Fossil Future impacted his thinking

    Wrestling legend Ben Askren on how Fossil Future impacted his thinking

    On this special episode of Power Hour to celebrate Fossil Future's launch week, I'm joined by wrestling legend and former MMA superstar Ben Askren. When Ben expressed interest in Fossil future on Twitter, I sent him an advance copy—which he read in full, and loved.

    I asked Ben to come on the show to describe how the book impacted his thinking. I also asked Ben, known as one of the great innovators in modern wrestling, about the keys to his innovativeness—keys that apply to virtually any field.

    This episode was both a thrill for me and a little surreal since as a longtime Jiu-Jitsu practitioner I've admired Askren from afar for many years. The fact that he responded to Fossil Future so positively is further confirmation to me that the framework and argument of this book are going to impact a lot of people's thinking for the better.

    • 50 min
    CA candidate for governor Michael Shellenberger on the governor's race, energy, and Fossil Future

    CA candidate for governor Michael Shellenberger on the governor's race, energy, and Fossil Future

    On this special episode of Power Hour to celebrate Fossil Future's launch week, I'm joined by California candidate for governor Michael Shellenberger--whom I am enthusiastically supporting, intellectually and financially.
    We ended up spending most of the time talking about the energy landscape, including where Fossil Future fits in. But I made sure that we talked about Mike's campaign and why it is worth supporting. I've contributed $5000, an unprecedented amount for me.

    • 37 min
    Vivek Ramaswamy's positive alternative to "ESG" investing

    Vivek Ramaswamy's positive alternative to "ESG" investing

    On the latest episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein is joined by Vivek Ramaswamy, author of Woke, Inc. and Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Strive Asset Management to talk about the impact of the ESG movement on investments, its root causes, and how to fight it.  Ramaswamy also shares his views on Alex's new book Fossil Future.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How to liberate nuclear energy, with Robert Zubrin

    How to liberate nuclear energy, with Robert Zubrin

    Alex Epstein is joined by futurist, nuclear engineering PhD, and energy expert Robert Zubrin to talk about how to liberate nuclear energy’s limitless potential. Drawing from Zubrin’s new manuscript “The Case for Nukes,” they cover:

    1. Nuclear’s track record of providing low-cost, reliable, clean, safe electricity.

    2. How irrational government policies have made nuclear vastly more expensive than it needs to be.

    3. The key policies needed to liberate nuclear.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Joe Craft, America’s leading coal CEO, on America’s strangled coal potential

    Joe Craft, America’s leading coal CEO, on America’s strangled coal potential

    Alex Epstein interviews Joe Craft, CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, America’s most successful coal company, on the causes of and solutions to America’s and the world’s energy crisis.

    They cover:
    - Why and how most of today’s global energy crisis could have been prevented.
    - How government financial regulators have pressured financial institutions to stop lending to fossil fuels.
    - Why coal prices, long the most stable of all energy prices, have skyrocketed.
    - The connection between energy and freedom.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
304 Ratings

304 Ratings

FinGriffey ,

Not LAME!

Always on point. Cogent and pragmatic. I cannot wrap my head around the types who believe our world is going to end and, to avoid this, we must re-harmonize our spirit animals with nature and then return humanity to around the time that our nation was founded. I can only think of two explanations:

1) It’s a social contagion transferred by the type of self-loathing that incubates rapidly through social media. Anyone under 25 and/or lacks critical thinking skills is highly vulnerable.

2) Climate change is now religion. The Green Fascism Gospel. It has all the tell tale signs, yet with zero upside.

prattfall ,

Opportunistic idiocy in wolf’s clothing

But I agree with his assessment of opportunistic Elon M. Together they add up to a big zero. Hilarious sales pitches are found on this site

Rob Brack ,

Thank you!

Thank you for providing the information needed to make a rational, intelligent understanding of the importance of energy.

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