Learning from policy victories in Colorado and beyond

In this issue: Learning from policy victories in Colorado and beyond The Human Flourishing Project: Nutrition (part 2) Learning from policy victories in Colorado and beyond Three major anti-energy proposals were voted down yesterday, including Colorado’s shale energy semi-ban, Proposition 112. That’s good news for the industry–and for the millions of Americans who would have been harmed by these policies. Most …

Is a carbon tax good for human flourishing?

In this issue: Is a carbon tax good for human flourishing? The Human Flourishing Project: Nutrition (part 1) Is a carbon tax good for human flourishing? This year I’ve had a couple discussions with Republicans considering supporting a carbon tax. Here’s how I’ve been breaking down the issue. Let me know what you think. 1: Pro-flourishing policy requires recognizing the …

Increase your energy influence

In this issue: Increase your energy influence A new memo for companies facing ESG challenges The Human Flourishing Project: The weekend crisis and the Playtime Planner Increase your energy influence Most of us wish we could be more persuasive when it comes to the issues we care most about. But influencing others is enormously difficult–especially on an issue as emotionally …

New video of my speech to regulators

In this issue: New video of my speech to regulators The Human Flourishing Project: Q&A Popular links New video of my speech to regulators A few weeks ago I mentioned that I spoke to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) on the topic of “How to Win Hearts and Minds.” In that speech I shared what I think …

New interview on YouTube

In this issue: New interview on YouTube Celebrating hydrocarbon heroes Stop Arguing to 0, Start Arguing to 100 A new memo for companies facing ESG challenges The Human Flourishing Project: Review and survey New interview on YouTube Last week I appeared on the popular YouTube channel The Right Media to discuss human flourishing, climate, and The Moral Case for Fossil …

Helping good regulators communicate more effectively

In this issue: Helping good regulators communicate more effectively New “bite-sized” video clips The Human Flourishing Project: Relaxed productivity (part 2) Helping good regulators communicate more effectively On Monday I spoke to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) on the topic of “How to Win Hearts and Minds.” The IOGCC represents the governors of 31 member states. In …

New Q&A with energy MBA students

In this issue: New Q&A with energy MBA students Upcoming speeches The Human Flourishing Project: Relaxed productivity (part 1) New Q&A with energy MBA students Two years ago I got an invitation from TCU professor Ed Ireland to talk to his energy MBA students. The class had read my book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, and Ed wanted them to …

Challenging Elon Musk’s ideal of “sustainable energy”

In this issue: Challenging Elon Musk’s ideal of “sustainable energy” The Human Flourishing Project: Rejuvenation Challenging Elon Musk’s ideal of “sustainable energy” Elon Musk has a new, extremely popular interview on the extremely popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast. One of the foundational ideas he bases his energy analysis on—including his condemnation of fossil fuels and his conspicuous failure to advocate non-carbon, nuclear energy—is that …

Courageous coal leader calls out tech giants for their “100% renewable” lies

For the last several years I’ve been calling out digital tech companies like Apple for lying about being powered by “100% renewable” energy. I object to these lies not only because I do not like to see widespread lying, but because companies use their “100% renewable” lies as the basis of supporting policies that mandate or encourage the use of expensive, unreliable …

The truth about California’s new energy bill

In this issue: The truth about California’s new energy bill The Human Flourishing Project: Constructive Conversations New “constructive conversation” workshop for non-energy organizations The truth about California’s new energy bill On the Mike Slater Show last week I discussed a new California law to get 100% non-carbon energy by 2045. Topics include: Why we need energy to be reliable–and why wind and solar aren’t …