In this issue:
- The truth about California’s new energy bill
- The Human Flourishing Project: Constructive Conversations
- New “constructive conversation” workshop for non-energy organizations
The truth about California’s new energy bill
On the Mike Slater Show last week I discussed a new California law to get 100% non-carbon energy by 2045.
- Why we need energy to be reliable–and why wind and solar aren’t
- How California is waging war on reliable energy
- How Denmark’s wind power experiment shows the danger of depending on unreliable energy
- How to interpret (usually misleading) energy statistics
- Why politicians support destructive energy plans
- How fossil fuels make our climate more livable
The Human Flourishing Project: Constructive Conversations
On the latest episode of The Human Flourishing Project I discuss how to have constructive conversations—conversations where two people combine their knowledge and abilities to build a better understanding—about controversial issues.
New “constructive conversation” workshop for non-energy organizations
For years I’ve given workshops on how to have constructive conversations about energy, where I gives teams custom guidance on dealing with their most important audiences and communication challenges. These are some of my most popular events. Here’s some of the feedback I’ve gotten:
“My conversations are now more like a game and less like a war. I have had a few discussions and they become more productive every time.” –Lucas
“I was as ineffective in advocating for fossil fuels as the other side’s premises were anti-human. Alex suggestions [were] to begin a dialogue after an understanding to remain unbiased (consider pros & cons); precise (no sloppy data); and an objective that benefits mankind. Brilliant simplicity and effective.” –S. Doyle
“Great workshop! I especially benefited from the Constructive Conversation discussion and the specific, and morally clear, distinction between a pro-human framework and the anti-impact framework. The exercises on how to reframe as pro-human framework were very beneficial and practical.” –Brian
I’m now offering constructive conversation workshops to other organizations outside the energy industry. They can be held virtually or in-person. If you’re interested, just reply to this email with “workshop” in the subject.