Annoucements

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 […]

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Why I’m giving 100 free books and courses to 10 companies

Summary: This Christmas I am giving free books and courses to any company of 20 or more people that is willing to complete them in 8 weeks. If you read this newsletter you know that I believe that by reading The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and taking How to Talk to Anyone About Energy, […]

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Students ask me anything about The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

A few months ago, Professor Ed Ireland of Texas Christian University asked me if I would do a remote Q&A with his Energy MBA students, all of whom had read The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. I am always grateful and excited when professors assign The Moral Case so I agreed, asking students to bring […]

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New speeches for the New Year

We’re alway up for custom speeches, but here are some of our popular topics. The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels – Alex’s flagship introductory talk that has inspired tens of thousands of employees to be proud of their work and share that pride with others. (Watch a short, 17-minute version.) How to Talk to Anyone […]

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My favorite election result

I am writing this on a plane from DC to Dallas. I love when I write this newsletter on a plane because it always makes me step back and appreciate the fact that…human beings can fly! Thanks to man-made flying machines and high-density man-made power (liquid hydrocarbon jet fuel, aka “oil”). I’m coming from DC […]

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Ask Me Anything: Reddit AMA Event on July 13th

I’ll be answering questions on Wednesday, July 13th at 9am pacific / 12pm eastern during my live Reddit AMA. Username: AlexEpstein

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We’re Hiring

Executive summary: To achieve our goal of changing the national energy debate by the end of 2016 we are a) recruiting for new outreach talent to work with us full-time and b) building a volunteer Champions Network who are willing to work at least two hours a week between now and the end of the […]

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How Has The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels Impacted You?

Friday was the one year anniversary of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, and as we look back at the time since, we want to hear your stories. If you’ve been impacted by the book and would like to share, use this form to tell us how it affected your thinking on energy and morality. The […]

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Training the Next Generation of Energy Champions

Last week I got the opportunity to speak to nearly 1000 employees at Pioneer Natural Resources. I have spoken to larger groups before, but this one was unique: every single one of these employees had been given a copy of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by their CEO, Scott Sheffield. And in fact, all […]

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Pierre Desrochers Joins CIP as a Senior Fellow

Big news: Pierre Desrochers, one of the world’s foremost experts on human progress—its past, present, and future—has joined CIP as a Senior Fellow. Pierre, an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto, is author of numerous volumes including The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet, an impassioned defense of modern, high-tech […]

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