Are fossil fuels a dangerous addiction–or a healthy choice? Alex Epstein, founder of the Center for Industrial Progress and author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, makes the case that if we look at the big picture of fossil fuels compared with the alternatives, the overall impact of using fossil fuels is to make the world a far better place.
We are morally obligated to use more fossil fuels for the sake of our economy and our environment.
The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
Learn more about Alex’s NYT bestseller, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels>.
- Download the first chapter of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, “The Secret History of Fossil Fuels,” for free
- A 2-Page Summary of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
- Figures and Data from The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
Alex Epstein Debates Fossil Fuels
Alex champions fossil fuels against environmentalist opponents of fossil fuels.
- Alex Epstein at the Senate EPWC
- Alex Epstein vs. Colombian Green Party Senator Claudia Lopez on Fossil Fuels
- Alex Epstein vs. Bill McKibben on Fossil Fuels
- Alex Epstein vs. the Sierra Club’s Bruce Nilles on Fossil Fuels
- Alex Epstein vs. Dino Ress on oil
- Alex Epstein vs. Greenpeace’s Ryan Rittenhouse on “Green Energy”
Forbes.com columns by Alex Epstein
Highlights from Alex’s Forbes.com column, “Champion of Industry.”
- The Myth of Solar and Wind Capacity
- Jerry Brownout
- The Obama-Clinton One-Two Blackout
- The Truth About Coal and Mercury
- The Truth About Sea Levels
- Why Green Energy Means No Energy
- How Fossil Fuels Cleaned Up Our Environment
- How Opposition to Fossil Fuels Hurts the Poor Most of All
- “97% of Climate Scientists Agree” is 100% Wrong
Highlights from Alex’s podcast Power Hour, which features today’s top energy experts on today’s top energy issues.
- Dr. Edward Calabrese on the Science of Environmental Danger
- Dr. Patrick Frank on the Accuracy of Climate Models
- Dr. Denis Rancourt on The True Physics of CO2
- Dr. Richard Keen on the Truth About Temperature
- Pat Michaels on our Lukewarming Climate
- Craig and Sherwood Idso on the Failures of Climate Predictions
- Christopher Essex on Understanding Climate Models
- Jude Clemente on Energy Poverty and America’s Energy Opportunity
- Judith Curry on the State of Climate Science
- John Christy on What Climate Scientists Know and Don’t Know
- Robert Bradley on Opposition to Fossil Fuels
- Patrick Michaels on Global Warming and the IPCC
- How to Detect Pseudoscience: The Case of Bill McKibben and Catastrophic Global Warming
Issues That Came Up During the Collision Debate
Some more detailed information on the issues the debate brought up with links to data and outside resources.
- Colorado’s average price of electricity rose from 6.95 cents per kWh in 2004 to 9.94 cents per kWh in 2015 according to data from the US Energy Information Administration
- 78% of Colorado’s electricity came from coal and natural gas in 2016 according to data from the state government.
- Germany, Spain, Denmark, the UK and all other countries that have increased their capacity in wind and solar have seen their prices for electricity rise significantly. Check the data from EuroStat
- The UN International Energy Agency estimates that 2.7 billion humans rely on primitive biomass for cooking and heating and over 1 billion have no access to electricity.