Posts by Alex Epstein

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on the moral case for fossil fuels: “I happen to agree with that”

Last week I mentioned that Secretary of Energy Rick Perry heard me speak on “Winning Hearts and Minds” and that we had a good conversation afterwards. Apparently it made an impact. photo by shaunearlharris.photography At a press conference he gave following the event, Perry is quoted as saying: “I’m a big fan of fossil fuels. In […]

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Alex at Google

Recently Alex spoke at Google on the moral case for fossil fuels, part of the popular Google Talks series. The Q&A session that followed brought up interesting topics, including how to frame a conversation about energy, the role of experts, and the impact of energy policies on poverty.

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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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