Your Clothes Are Fracked!

Petrochemical products–materials derived from the processing of petroleum oils and gases–are so abundant in modern life that they often go unnoticed. This may explain embarrassing situations such as when protesters, clothed in materials and fibers derived from petroleum, claim that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is unnecessary and should be banned—a situation that once prompted Alex Epstein to point out “your clothes …

“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 …

Greenpeace’s Co-Founder, Sustainability, and the Keystone XL Pipeline

When co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, wrote that he had “come out in favor” of the Keystone XL Pipeline, he did so on the grounds that petroleum-based fuels sustain modern civilization. As Moore, explains: There are more than one billion automobiles and millions more buses, trucks, trains and aircraft that cannot operate without oil. Without oil, economies …

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 …

Obama Administration Says to #AskDrH and Alex Obliges

The White House sent an email out three Thursdays ago—the release date of Alex Epstein’s The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, appropriately enough—telling its mailing list to go on social media and ask their Science and Technology Director John P. Holdren “questions about climate change”. While this was, of course, just a campaign to regain support for their destructive anti-fossil fuel policies from an American populace …

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 …

Power Hour Live: The Crisis in Energy Education and How We Can Fix It

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein debuts “Power Hour Live,” and leads a discussion on what to do about the educational system, which he says is saturated with environmentalist propaganda and teaches none of the positives about fossil fuels. You can listen to or download the audio file below, or on iTunes. To see the full presentation including …