“The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels” 3rd anniversary celebration

November 13 will mark the three year anniversary of the publication of The Moral Case forFossil Fuels. Since then the book has been read by tens of thousands of people, praised by many of today’s thought leaders, and become the go-to resource for industry leaders seeking to motivate their employees and change the hearts and minds of their friends, family, and colleagues. The most meaningful thing to me is that the book proved that it is possible to persuade many people typically …

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on the moral case for fossil fuels: “I happen to agree with that”

Last week I mentioned that Secretary of Energy Rick Perry heard me speak on “Winning Hearts and Minds” and that we had a good conversation afterwards. Apparently it made an impact. photo by shaunearlharris.photography At a press conference he gave following the event, Perry is quoted as saying: “I’m a big fan of fossil fuels. In fact there was a really interesting yesterday … at a luncheon where a fellow spoke about, Alex Epstein, spoke about the moral case for fossil fuels. Ihappen to agree with that. I think it’s really important. That said, I’m an …

Debate results from South Africa, speaking to Secretary Perry, and 6 speeches in 6 days

Yesterday morning I had my debate with Charlotte Aubin of Greenwish Partners on the topic of “Phasing Out Fossil Fuels: The Moral Case.” Here’s an excerpt from my opening: Consider the following moral situation. An area of the world with a billion people, mostly extremely poor, desperately needs to industrialize. But the wealthy parts of the world—who used cheap, plentiful, reliable energy from fossil fuels to industrialize—tells those 1 billion …

A fireside chat to remember

As I’ve mentioned in recent weeks I am speaking at a Harvard Business School event this Saturday, October 21–purchase tickets here. This was always an exciting prospect but it just got more exciting because of who will join me on the stage: Michael Lynch, my favorite energy economist. He’ll be leading a “firesidechat” type discussion. I have long been a fan of Mr. Lynch’s. It has been a thrill to have …

Two public events

If you’re interested in seeing me speak live, I have two events open to the public coming up. A Harvard Business School student organization, the Energy & Environment Club, is having me in for a fireside chat on October 21. You can find more information and purchase tickets here. On November 14, I’ll be hosting a half-day workshop at PESA, the national trade association for …

Finally, it’s available–my new ambassador course, “How to Have Constructive Conversations About Energy”

I’m excited to announce that you can now sign up for my universal and comprehensive training program for employees in the moral case for fossil fuels and the art of constructive conversation. “How to Have Constructive Conversations About Energy” is the best method I know of for creating motivated, effective ambassadors. In this course, you’ll find: The most effective energy ambassador material ever created 20 slideshow video lessons, 7 animated video lessons, 50 email lessons Quizzes with individualized …