The Myth of Wind and Solar “Capacity”

Last week, our Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration released an announcement and a graph that appeared to show wind as the leading new source of electricity. “Wind, natural gas, and solar made up almost all new electric generation capacity in 2015, accounting for 41%, 30%, and 26% of total additions, respectively, according to preliminary data. The data also show …

Why Green Energy Means No Energy

Here are some basic facts about energy and human well-being. There are 7 billion people in the world who need cheap, plentiful, reliable energy to flourish. Some three billion have virtually no energy by our standards. Over a billion have no electricity whatsoever. In the history of energy technology, only three methods of energy have proven able to produce cheap, …

Fossil Fuels: Arguing to 0 vs. Arguing to 100

I believe supporting fossil fuels can be a winning election issue in 2016, if those of us making the case for them take the right steps to reframe the energy debate. I spoke last month at the Leadership Program of the Rockies Annual Retreat to explain how we can do just that, and the talk is now available to watch …

“A High-Test Success”: Media Coverage of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Alex Epstein’s The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels is already impacting the energy debate, and the media coverage it’s earned points to this. In December we gave you an archive of Alex’s writing around the time of the book release. Now here’s an overview of some of the many articles published that point to his work as influence. Spreading The Moral Case References were already popping …

Fossil Fuels Are The Food Of Food

We all know that fossil fuels power our machines. Often overlooked however is the vital role they play in powering humans, as the food we eat is made possible by fossil fuels. To take just one example, synthesized fertilizers are the plant-nutrient inputs that feed humanity’s food crops, and this plant food is overwhelmingly made possible by fossil fuels. The …

Fossil Fuels Work. Footsteps, Hazelnuts, and Wind Energy Don’t: Alex Epstein’s Writings Through the Moral Case Release

As he said in a recent newsletter update, Alex has been “writing up a storm” since the weeks prior to the release of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. You’ve probably read several of the articles already as we’ve shared them around piece-by-piece. But you’ve also probably missed at least some, so much like with his People’s Climate March Counter-Protest, I put together an overview of this …

What Are Reviews Saying About The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels?

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels has been available for two weeks, and the buzz is loud. Whether conservative, libertarian, Objectivist, or an energy industry professional, advocates of free markets who read it agree this is a “pathbreaking new book” that serves as an essential tool for defending not just the fossil fuel industry, but industrial civilization and capitalism itself from their …

The Moral Case Rising

This post comes from an email update covering the launch of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, which Alex sent to subscribers to Movement, the free weekly newsletter of the Center for Industrial Progress. Go here to subscribe now! Hi everyone, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels is officially a National Bestseller, currently at #3 on The Wall Street Journal business list! Since launch day …