News worth repeating

In this week’s email I want to repeat what I wrote last week, since our new Human Flourishing Project and my new video about freedom are two of the most valuable things I’ve been involved in creating. Please listen to the podcast and/or share the video! Also, check out the new, popular Facebook video by Canadian businessman Rob Saik recommending The …

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 to Power Hour on iTunes …

The Human Flourishing Project

On the latest episode of Power Hour, I announce what I call The Human Flourishing Project— the first step of which is the new Human Flourishing Podcast. One of my advisors on the project and my co-host on the podcast is strategy guru Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach. He joins me on Power Hour to discuss how the project came to be and what we hope to accomplish with it. Bottom line: I expect this project to both accelerate our impact on the energy debate …

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, an individual can overcome 200+ …

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 I haven’t covered in other …

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 their toughest questions. The result …

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 of oil and gas production …

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 that could improve regulatory standards …