Coal

Coal, one of the world’s most demonized substances, is simply a highly compressed plant-based fuel that is plentiful enough to drive most of the industrial growth around the world–and modern technology is able to minimize its byproducts to safe levels.

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 […]

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The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels Audiobook, Available Now on Amazon and Audible

I / my friends / family / employees don’t have time to read a book. Why don’t you make a Moral Case for Fossil Fuels audiobook, so I can listen while I drive / work out / walk? Done. The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels is now available as an audiobook, including from Audible.com and on CD. And […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“I Thought It Would Be Bad. I Was Very Wrong”: More Praise for The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

We told you about the stellar reviews of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels once already, but the buzz is loud, and growing. There were too many to fit into one post, and the reviews kept flooding in. Sources from The Wall Street Journal to actor Mark Pellegrino have since joined the discussion. So here is some of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Good News! Colder Weather Drives Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Higher

“Colder weather drives forecast of 2014 energy-related CO2 emissions 1.1% above 2013 level” reads the Federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) headline. The EIA explains that “total energy use and CO2 emission for the first six months of 2014” increased when “compared with the same period the year before,” as Americans increased heat and power usage […]

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Power Surge: Rising Fossil Fuels and a Decline in Presidential Conduct

Click here to Play or Save this Episode On today’s Power Surge, Steffen Henne and I talk about rising oil demand in the US, the record growth of coal use in the world, and a recent graduation speech by President Obama at UC Irvine in which he continues to dismiss opponents of his climate and […]

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