Posts by Alex Epstein

Power Hour: Dan Sullivan on Human Flourishing

On this episode, Alex interviews Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach, about the significance of the human flourishing concept for all human endeavors and a new podcast Alex and Dan will co-host in the near future. Go to HumanFlourishingMovement.com to get updates about the new project.   Download Episode 140 with Dan Sullivan   Subscribe […]

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Why I’m giving 100 free books and courses to 10 companies

Summary: This Christmas I am giving free books and courses to any company of 20 or more people that is willing to complete them in 8 weeks. If you read this newsletter you know that I believe that by reading The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and taking How to Talk to Anyone About Energy, […]

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The next 4 years of energy policy

Last week I was interviewed on the Reason.com podcast by leading libertarian thinker Nick Gillespie. The subject was the new administration’s energy policy–and, more broadly, what the right energy policy is. The interview was supposed to last 20 minutes but it ended up lasting an hour. Nick asked great questions and we covered some ground […]

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Students ask me anything about The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

A few months ago, Professor Ed Ireland of Texas Christian University asked me if I would do a remote Q&A with his Energy MBA students, all of whom had read The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. I am always grateful and excited when professors assign The Moral Case so I agreed, asking students to bring […]

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Empowering the Next Generation of Petroleum Engineers

Last week, Professor Dan Hill of Texas A&M’s Petroleum Engineering program gave this presentation and a copy of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels to a group of approximately 150 incoming petroleum engineering students. Why distribute the book? As he said in the presentation: I want you to know the facts about the vital importance […]

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Power Hour: Dr. Edward Calabrese on the Science of Environmental Danger

On this episode, Alex interviews Dr. Edward Calabrese, professor of toxicology at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, about the linear no-threshold dose-response model, which regulatory agencies use to set pollution standards, and his findings about a more realistic “hormetic” response model […]

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A new strategy for industry to win hearts and minds

Ever since I became passionate about fossil fuels 9 years ago, I have regarded the fossil fuel industry as a crucial potential ally in winning hearts and minds. I say “potential” because historically the industry has often done more harm than good for its cause—which is really the cause of everyone who care about human […]

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Opportunities to win the hearts and minds of students

A few weeks ago, in a note titled “Why I speak,” I told the story of the powerful impact the moral case for fossil fuels had on students in Missouri several weeks ago. Last week, I had a similar experience at Bethel University. Except this time, I made sure I recorded a couple of the […]

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My new piece in USA Today on “climate change” and the presidential debates

I was asked to weigh in on whether or not climate change should be included in the upcoming presidential debate. My response was featured as an “editorial debate” on USAToday.com, and could possibly be released in USA Today’s print edition later this week (stay tuned). For now, here’s an excerpt of the online edition, released […]

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Watch my latest debate!

Late last year I did a series of TV debates in Colorado where I took on a climate scientist and a 350.org leader, among other people. I’ve been excited about the release of this footage because I think I’ve gotten way better at debating since I wrote my book. You can see some of the […]

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