The Critics of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

It is a common myth that today’s environmental movement will eagerly attack all supporters of fossil fuels. They will eagerly attack the weakest, least persuasive supporters of fossil fuels. But thelast thing they want to do is clash with a strong, persuasive, dare-I-say complete case for fossil fuels. Thus, when The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels was released over two years ago, while many others expected a flood of criticisms from environmentalists, I expected a desert of commentary from environmentalists — until and unless the moral case got so …

Society of Petroleum Engineers Keynote

This past Tuesday I got the opportunity to keynote the Society of Petroleum Engineers(SPE) Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference. There were around 2,000 attendees at the conferences and 800 at my event. I was particularly eager to speak to SPE because it has incredible reach in the energy industry with over 100,000 members. Further, they changed the format of the conference to bring me in. Usually, the keynote event is a panel of executives discussing …

Doubling your positive influence in 2 minutes

Yes, it sounds impossible but I believe it’s possible. Am I right? Let me know. I created a PDF that takes about two minutes to read and I believe will help you immediately. It’s part of a set of tips I’ve created on how to become an energy champion. New subscribers to this list will be receiving this info when they sign up, but …

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 …