Entries by Alex Epstein

The Moral Case for High-impact Industries

Yesterday, I got the opportunity to speak at the annual conference of The Association of Union Constructors. I was particularly excited to speak at this conference because the attendees’ unions represented a combined 3 million employees from groups such as iron workers, boilermakers, electricians, etc. RELATED VIDEO: The moral case for fossil fuels: One hour […]

VIDEO: 1st Anniversary of My Debate with Senator Barbara Boxer on the use of Fossil Fuels

“I’ll never forget this hearing.” — Senator Barbara Boxer One year ago today, I testified in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. My five minute presentation was called “the best five minutes of defense of fossil fuels I have ever seen” by prominent meteorologist, Joe Bastardi. But the most memorable part of […]

Free ‘Fossil Fuel Energy Stakeholder Strategy Tool’ I Encourage Everyone to Try

For the last several years we have worked on creating the most effective messaging strategies, content, and training to: Neutralize attackers Turn non-supporters into supporters Turn supporters into champions. After working with dozens of companies and other organizations and studying many more, and testing/refining our approach in every medium imaginable with the general public, I […]

Will Bill Nye debate me?

On Tuesday I posted this on Twitter. Why Bill Nye “The Science Guy”? Because he is the most prominent opponent of fossil fuels that has shown any inclination to debate. My top 2 dream debates are Al Gore (whom I have offered $100,000) and Elon Musk (who blocked me from Twitter for asking a few […]

PODCAST: On Trump, Energy Policy and the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Last week I was interviewed on the Reason.com podcast by leading libertarian thinker Nick Gillespie. The subject was the new administration’s energy policy–and, more broadly, what the right energy policy is. What [Trump] has said about energy…is the best of any president since Reagan. The interview was supposed to last 20 minutes but it ended […]

Democrats want to add suppression of free speech to their national platform

Horrifyingly, the Democratic National Committee unanimously voted to make the suppression of free speech, in the form of prosecuting companies and pro-fossil-fuel organizations, part of their official platform proposal. Many detractors of Donald Trump have (rightly) worried about his comments indicating the possibility of violating the First Amendment. But now the Democrats want to make […]

How We Can Get the Candidates Talking About America’s Energy Opportunity

America has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to combine American innovation, American resources, and American freedom to create American energy abundance and become the world’s energy superpower, overtaking Russia and the Middle East. In 20 seconds, you can tell our politicians, including the candidates that are completely ignoring this issue in the debates–this time to discuss Trump’s […]

When Will the Presidential Candidates Debate America’s Energy Opportunity?

Presidential debates are supposed to cover the issues that will most affect voters. In this respect, every Presidential debate so far has failed, because none have discussed America’s single greatest opportunity, an opportunity that can help solve 8 of our toughest challenges and “make America great again.” This is America’s energy opportunity. America has a […]