A new way to introduce people to the moral case for fossil fuels

In this issue: A new way to introduce people to the moral case for fossil fuels Power Hour: The Democratic debate’s approach to energy and climate, the real potential of EVs, and more The Human Flourishing Project: Recalibrating standards of success A new way to introduce people to the moral case for fossil fuels In the last several weeks I’ve …

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 …

What’s wrong with this picture?

In this issue: What’s wrong with this picture? Power Hour: The NYT admits climate models have failed, a misleading climate timeline, and more What’s wrong with this picture? The website XKCD published a viral image that claims to show the trajectory of climate over the past 22,000 years. The basic idea is that since we started using fossil fuels we’ve experienced highly abnormal …

New interview on fossil fuels

In this issue: New interview on fossil fuels Power Hour: Chernobyl, Bloomberg’s anti-coal pledge, another failed climate prediction The Human Flourishing Project: The lesson I relearned from my new dog New interview on fossil fuels I recently did a 2-hour interview with the show Exploring Minds on the moral case for fossil fuels. We covered a lot of ground including: How I came to my …

Anti-fossil fuel shareholder activism

In this issue: Anti-fossil fuel shareholder activism Power Hour: Biden’s climate plan, freedom gas, heat waves, and more The Human Flourishing Project: The wisdom of The Fountainhead (part 1) Scholarships for TOS-Con Anti-fossil fuel shareholder activism  Two important shareholder resolutions from anti-fossil fuel activists were voted down last week. At ExxonMobil, activists backed a measure to create a new board committee to examine “the …

Pennsylvania’s Energy Crossroads

In this issue: Pennsylvania’s Energy Crossroads Power Hour: CA flirts with gas-powered car ban, TX stands up to pipeline sabotage, the EU elections Pennsylvania’s Energy Crossroads  This morning I gave the latest version of my Moral Case for Fossil Fuels speech in Pittsburgh to a combination of industry employees and local leaders. After my speech, I had an interesting discussion with one of …

My response to a recent “climate denier” attack

In this issue: My response to a recent “climate denier” attack Power Hour: Australia votes for energy abundance, Venezuelan gas lines, and good news on drought The Human Flourishing Project: The case for achieving 80% of your potential (part 2) Hearts and Minds My response to a recent “climate denier” attack The Oregonian recently published an article criticizing the Alliance of Western Energy …

The untold and ever-improving story of the shale revolution

In this issue: The untold and ever-improving story of the shale revolution Power Hour: Biden’s climate conundrum, the IMF’s phony fossil fuel subsidy claim, and more The Human Flourishing Project: Clear thinking and human flourishing The untold and ever-improving story of the shale revolution In this week’s Power Hour Steffen Henne discussed how US shale used to be the second most expensive source …

The right way and wrong way to “change the system”

In this issue: The right way and wrong way to “change the system” Power Hour: The UN’s latest environmental scare, the hidden risks of rooftop solar, renewables growth stalls The Human Flourishing Project: Life recipes The right way and wrong way to “change the system” Last Thursday a Canadian film crew visited me in Laguna Beach to interview me for an upcoming documentary …

The risks of NOT using fossil fuels

In this issue: The risks of NOT using fossil fuels Power Hour: California blackouts, nuclear bailouts, Beto’s GND-lite, NY bans skyscrapers, and more The Human Flourishing Project: The case for achieving 80% of your potential The risks of NOT using fossil fuels One of the most frequent questions I get is: “What got you started on this issue of fossil fuels?” On …