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 …

My energy heroes, new 3-minute “sizzle reel”

Energy Heroes On Monday morning I spoke in Sun Valley, Idaho at the annual customer event of Sinclair Oil, the company famous for its giant green dinosaur logo. I did two sessions. The first was “How to Talk to Anyone About Energy”—the one-hour speech version of the material I teach in my four-hour Constructive Conversation Workshop. I focused on three tactics: …

How to debate a climate alarmist

In this issue: How to debate a climate alarmist The Human Flourishing Project podcast is now on iTunes The Future of The Human Flourishing Project How to debate a climate alarmist The Heartland Institute just released a short video, “How to Debate a Climate Alarmist,” featuring a clip from my recent speech at Heartland’s America First Energy Conference. In the clip–sandwiched between a …

My Heartland keynote on making the moral case for fossil fuels

In this issue: My Heartland keynote on making the moral case for fossil fuels Human Flourishing Project episode 2: Upgrading our knowledge systems My Heartland keynote on making the moral case for fossil fuels Last week I delivered an evening keynote address at The Heartland Institute’s America First Energy Conference. I discussed the basic challenge supporters of fossil fuels and opponents …

Human Flourishing and Energy Progress video

In May I gave a speech at the Energy Disruptors conference on “Human Flourishing and Energy Progress.” It was the first ever energy speech I’ve given that was 100% about how to think about energy vs. a particular form of energy. A video of the speech is finally available: you can watch it here. The ESG threat…and how to counter it …

Will we get a carbon tax?

Right now there’s a lot of discussion in Congress about a carbon tax, with some House Republicans planning to introduce legislation calling for a $23 per ton carbon tax and other House Republicans pushing for an anti-carbon tax resolution. In my recent debate in Monaco on the future of energy I talked about carbon taxes during the Q&A portion of the discussion. Here’s …

Debating the future of fossil fuels in Europe

Over the weekend I appeared on a panel in Monaco to debate the future of energy. I had a fun time making the case that fossil fuels will be crucial for creating energy abundance over the coming decades. A recording of the event won’t be publicly available, but here’s an excerpt. I was asked toward the end of the panel …

New Rigzone piece on bias in the energy industry

In this issue: New Rigzone piece on bias in the energy industry The Best of Power Hour New Rigzone piece on bias in the energy industry Rigzone recently published an article by Valerie Jones on how bias against fossil fuels “leaves the door open for misinformation, something the industry simply can’t afford as it continues to try to attract the younger generations to the workforce.” The article quotes …