Scouting the 2016 Candidates in Iowa

As I mentioned in my newsletter last week, I’ve been doing strategic work on making sure that the moral case for fossil fuels becomes part of the 2016 election, and flew to Iowa’s annual agriculture summit Saturday to see what several likely Republican candidates said about agriculture and energy. Six potential nominees spoke at the event, and […]

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Power Hour: Michael Lynch on the Economics of Oil Prices

On this episode of Power Hour I talk to Michael Lynch, President and Director of Global Petroleum Service at Strategic Energy & Economic Research Inc. (SEER), about the recent oil price drop and its underlying economics. Download Episode 98 with Michael Lynch Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes Stay updated. Join the discussion. Tell us what […]

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American Thinker: “Making the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein was recently reviewed by Janet Levy of American Thinker, who said that it “deftly argues that fossil fuels have vastly improved the planet and the lives of its human inhabitants.” In the anti-fracking film Gasland, producer Josh Fox proclaims that the process of extracting previously inaccessible oil and […]

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“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 […]

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What Present Do These Students Want for Christmas? An Energy Education

A high school teacher emailed me recently, telling me that he gave his students copies of Chapter One of The Moral Case for them to discuss and compare to another piece. The results were fascinating. I’m a first year teacher at a private school, and I teach two sections of environmental science. I love the ethics and science overlap […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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