My View Of A Naturally Useless Oil Sands Outcrop

By DAVID BIEDERMAN Pictured below is an outcrop (exposed section) of oil-soaked sand. Oil sands are naturally occurring mixtures of sand, clay, and a viscous type of petroleum called bitumen. The brown and grey layers are sand, sandstone, and clay; the black layers are the oil sands. What a contrast it was to hold this crumbling and seemingly useless mixture …

4 projects for 2020, a path forward on COVID, and more

In this issue: 4 projects for 2020 Power Hour: Don’t stop living, live smarter: a path forward on COVID-19 Three new interviews Overpopulation is not the problem New review for The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels 4 projects for 2020 In this crucial election year for energy, with the industry under siege, my small team and I have big plans to change …

4 ideas about COVID-19 you won’t hear anywhere else

In this issue: Power Hour: 4 ideas about COVID-19 you won’t hear anywhere else Bringing the moral case for fossil fuels to Colorado college students We will replace fossil fuels? The Human Flourishing Project: Flourishing during a pandemic Power Hour: 4 ideas about COVID-19 you won’t hear anywhere else On this week’s episode of Power Hour, I discuss four ideas you won’t hear anywhere …

Thoughts on the Oil Price Crash and the ESG Chess Game

In this issue: Thoughts on the oil price crash and the ESG chess game New climate video nears 350K views  Two crucial facts about CO2 The Human Flourishing Project: An invitation to Thoughtful Thoughts on the oil price crash and the ESG chess game This weeks marks the return of my podcast, Power Hour (listen on YouTube, iTunes).  In the first segment I share some thoughts …

The ESG Dilemma

In this issue: The ESG Dilemma The moral case for fossil fuels in Colorado part 2 How to think about China’s air pollution Best of Power Hour: Richard Salsman on waste and pollution The Human Flourishing Project: Lessons from fasting The ESG Dilemma I just finished a four-page mini-white paper to briefly capture my analysis of how ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) investing …

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels in Colorado

In this issue: The moral case for fossil fuels in Colorado The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels alarms the alarmists Technological optimism vs. technological pessimism  Best of Power Hour: Robert Bradley on our energy resources The moral case for fossil fuels in Colorado Last Thursday and Friday I had the opportunity to speak to 700+ Western Coloradans about why fossil fuels are vital …

How wrong have climate catastrophists been?

In this issue: How wrong have climate catastrophists been? The future of fossil fuel investment Energy Poverty demonstration in Colorado Best of Power Hour: Dr. Denis Rancourt on the true physics of CO2 The Human Flourishing Project: The value of meditation, revisited How wrong have climate catastrophists been? Here’s something I recently shared on Twitter:  Climate catastrophists, however, have said the complete …

My comments on the latest Harvard protest against fossil fuels

In this issue: My comments on the latest Harvard protest against fossil fuels Our ongoing need for low-cost energy Houston event with Michael Lynch Best of Power Hour: Dr. Amesh Adalja on the Threat of Infectious Diseases My comments on the latest Harvard protest against fossil fuels Last week the publication Campus Reform asked me to comment on the latest anti-fossil fuel campaign at Harvard. …

My next debate opponent: Jim Cramer?

In this issue: My next debate opponent: Jim Cramer? Recent and upcoming speaking Best of Power Hour: Jude Clemente on energy poverty and America’s energy opportunity  The Human Flourishing Project: The wisdom of Terry Hayes My next debate opponent: Jim Cramer? Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” made headlines last week when he compared oil companies to tobacco companies and said they’re in …

Winning the energy debate in 2020

In this issue: Winning the energy debate in 2020 Best of Power Hour: Steve Milloy on the science and policy of emissions Winning the energy debate in 2020 Should the US—and the world—rapidly eliminate fossil fuel use? This question, which I wish was inconceivable, will be one of the central questions of this year’s US elections. Worse, there are many more confident …