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 …

Answering your questions on Germany’s solar and wind experiment

Last week I shared a description of a forthcoming speech I’m going to give on Germany’s failed solar and wind experiment, and asked whether you were interested in learning more. The response was overwhelmingly positive. I asked my head of research, Steffen Henne, to elaborate on the points I made and answer some of the questions you sent in. (Warning: …

Little-known facts about Germany’s solar and wind experiment

Recently I was talking to an ally about Germany’s experiment with solar and wind–and how it’s almost universally misrepresented. Then an organization expressed interest in a speech on Germany’s experiment with solar and wind. I’ve written about the German experiment and my team has deep expertise on the issue (Steffen Henne, our main researcher, has not only studied the data …

A new video

Texas events + a new video Last week I did an hour-long Q&A with Maynard Holt, CEO of Tudor, Pickering, Holt, & Company. The good news: 20 minutes of the Q&A is now available publicly here. Here’s part of the report that TPH sent out to their list of thousands. “TPH Luncheon Series welcomed Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for …

Sharing the moral case with the energy finance community and upcoming events

Sharing the moral case with the energy finance community This Thursday I’ll be doing some events with the energy finance firm Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH) They are known for bringing in CEOs for an extended chat with their staff. I’m excited to be their latest guest. We’re tentatively planning to record my interview with firm CEO Maynard Holt. I …

A favor (and a bribe), new YouTube speech

In this issue: A favor (and a bribe) New YouTube speech As I mentioned last week, I had a great event speaking to gas station owners and suppliers recently at the SIGMA executive leadership conference. At one of the dinner events someone kindly asked me, “What can we do to help you have greater impact?” One of my top answers …

Coming to a gas station near you…”The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”!

Coming to a gas station near you Last Thursday and Friday I spoke to the Executive Leadership Conference of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA). SIGMA represents companies that work close to the consumer end of the oil supply chain—including companies that sell fuel to gas stations and companies that actually run gas stations. These companies are in an …