Energy Progress and Human Flourishing

I’m writing this fresh off my morning speech at the Energy Disruptors conference in Calgary. The speech, titled “Energy Progress and Human Flourishing,” was the first ever energy speech I’ve given that was 100% about how to think about energy vs. a particular form of energy. After the speech I spoke to dozens of people and almost all of them …

Meet our newest team member, Abtin

This past Monday, we welcomed a new member to the Center for Industrial Progress team. His name is Abtin Forouzandeh and his title is VP of Product. The title captures a broad responsibility that he has for improving, growing, and marketing our product lineup, including engaging in extensive conversations with customers to figure out how we can create the most …

I’m in today’s WSJ

In this issue: I’m in today’s WSJ 3 new speeches on energy finance Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian on the climate debate In today’s WSJ: my speech at Google is mentioned in “Google vs. Google” feature Today’s Wall Street Journal features an excellent article on the internal political conflicts at Google. I was happy to see that my successful speech at Google last year was mentioned: …

Updates from the Twittersphere

  Updates from the Twittersphere Are you following me on Twitter (@AlexEpstein)? If not, here is some of what you’ve missed:

Empowering communities in New Mexico and Washington State

In this issue: Empowering communities in New Mexico and Washington State The power of sharing New interview on the moral case for fossil fuels New Mexico I spent the last two days in Artesia, New Mexico. If you don’t work in oil and gas you might not be familiar with the area. But one way or another, it’s impacting your …

Report from ground zero of the energy revolution

In this issue: Report from ground zero of the energy revolution Report from ground zero of the energy revolution I had two speeches last week in Midland, Texas in front of engaged, enthusiastic crowds, including many industry members working in the Permian Basin. The first event was a luncheon hosted by the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, where I spoke to …

Energy Clarity: A new framework

A new framework Today I’m known for championing fossil fuels, but for most of my life I had no particular interest in energy, and to the extent I did, the two forms of energy that I found interesting were nuclear and solar. Those seemed to be the future. The idea of getting excited about energy from three centuries ago–coal or …

New Resource: The Energy Clarity series

In this issue: New Resource: the Energy Clarity series Public Event: An Evening with Alex Epstein New Resource: the Energy Clarity series Everyone today, even if they grow up in a fossil fuel-friendly area like Houston, receives at least 200 hours of miseducation about energy issues. The media, the education system, and many of our political and intellectual leaders present …

What’s wrong with Steven Pinker’s analysis of climate and energy

In this issue: What’s wrong with Steven Pinker’s analysis of climate and energy My Best CERAWeek So Far Read my comments on the “Clean Power Plan” at Master Resource What’s wrong with Steven Pinker’s analysis of climate and energy I am generally very excited about Steven Pinker’s new book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. Unfortunately, the …

My public comments to the EPA in San Francisco

Last week the EPA held a listening session in San Francisco on the proposed repeal of the so-called “Clean Power Plan.” I had three minutes to say what I thought of the plan. Tyler White, president of the Kentucky Coal Association, also made some great comments I recommend you check out. I think you’ll see the clear influence of the moral case for …