The consequences of massively building wind turbines and solar panels, while forcing the closure of fully-operational power plants burning coal, oil and natural gas is dire.
Under the Trump administration, the United States became energy independent—a goal that U.S. governments wanted to reach for decades. The Biden administration’s anti-oil and gas policies are undoing these gains.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki did as good a job as she could do to spin the Biden administration’s anti-energy agenda.
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Biden’s anti-oil and gas policies are causing energy prices to soar, harming consumers and aiding Putin to take advantage of Ukraine.
Natural gas prices have escalated because of President Biden’s anti-oil and gas policies that are limiting pipeline infrastructure and increased production on federal lands, while the promise of pending regulatory actions add uncertainty to investments.
Due to Biden’s anti-oil actions, the United States is no longer energy independent and Russia is now vying with Mexico as the number 2 supplier of oil imports to the United States.
The hypocrisy of that move is almost laughable given that it is President Biden’s energy policies that are causing the high gasoline prices
There is an alternative strategy for businesses to deal with climate change: one that is based on facts and human wellbeing (as opposed to no human impact on the planet) as the standard.
The United States, like Europe, is in the process of unilaterally disarming itself in terms of its energy and economic security.
Going carbon-free will be difficult without the U.S.’s largest source of carbon-free electricity: nuclear energy.
Germany’s similar experiment with an energy transition has been going on much longer than the time period under President Biden’s proposal, and that has led to skyrocketing electricity prices for residential users equal to three times what Americans pay.
This new proposed natural gas tax is a punitive tax designed to artificially raise the price of natural gas.
Alex Epstein’s testimony for a hearing by the House Natural Resources Committee on May 19, 2021.
It’s particularly absurd that Earth Day’s activists rarely mention the form of energy that could most quickly reduce greenhouse gases: nuclear power.
Philosophy, not only economics and political economy, matters in the global warming/climate change debate. Start by checking your premises—and those of your intellectual opponents.
The Canadian government’s net-zero 2050 plan has been aptly criticized for not being feasible because it ignores reality: the lack of necessary technology and the increasing demand for affordable and reliable energy in developing countries around the world.
Without fossil fuels, much of the world would freeze in the dark. We just don’t yet have enough alternatives.
Pandemic or not, the dream of abandoning fossil fuels is just a dream—a suicidal one
With climate alarmism and “extinction” protests now in the mainstream, it is no wonder that most people consider the alleged man-made catastrophic climate change an established fact, and advocate curtailing carbon “pollution” or even banning fossil fuels altogether.
Californians are right to feel dismay in this situation. Basic services like electricity should be the norm, despite dry weather and upticks in wind speed. Their ire would be best directed not at PG&E, but at the regulated monopoly model that Californians themselves have maintained through their state government.
Competition and the profit motive will encourage competing utilities to criss-cross the country with a more robust transmission grid, providing safer and cheaper electricity to all.
For the last five years, Alex Epstein's 2014 New York Times bestseller, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, has been one of the most important books in the world of energy policy, influencing leading politicians, executives,...
What does the oil and gas industry have to do with peace and love?
There’s been a lot of talk about The Green New Deal. Beyond the headlines, what is it really? Given our energy needs, is it practical? Can we have an abundance of energy and a clean planet? Alex Epstein, the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, considers these...