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 …

An energy influence workshop sneak preview

An energy influence workshop sneak preview Next week I’ll be leading a workshop to teach oil and gas workers how to be confident ambassadors of their industry. The event will not be open to the public but I wanted to give you a preview of some of the material I’ll be covering. In this video, I explain one of the …

Pope Francis’s Crusade Against Fossil Fuels Hurts The Poor Most Of All

Pope Francis just met with leaders from ExxonMobil and other major oil and gas companies to lecture them about their impact on the poor: “’The effects of climate change are not evenly distributed. It is the poor who suffer most from the ravages of global warming, with increasing disruption in the agricultural sector, water insecurity, and exposure to severe weather events,’ he …

New Video: The Clarity Tool

In this issue: New Video: The Clarity Tool A climate lawsuit meets a climate thinker New Video: The Clarity Tool                     Here’s a new video of a recent 10xTalk I gave on communication, titled “The Clarity Tool: How to Think About, Clarify, and Solve Your Biggest Problems.” In the speech, delivered …