About

Alex Epstein is Founder and President of the Center for Industrial Progress and author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels (Portfolio/Penguin).

A philosopher by training, Alex challenges many of our era’s popular notions about energy, industry, and environment, routinely engaging environmentalists in open debate over the big picture benefits of fossil fuels and nuclear power. His work has garnered both heavy praise from supporters and fierce opposition from adversaries, and has changed the way thousands think about energy.

Alex is also the author of the book Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet. A regular columnist at Forbes.com, his writings have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Investor’s Business Daily, among hundreds of other publications. He has been featured in Rolling Stone, National Review, and Oil and Gas Journal.

Alex is a regular guest speaker at dozens of universities, including Stanford, Duke, Rice, and UCLA. He has debated Greenpeace, 350.org, and the Sierra Club on energy and environmental issues.

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