Energy

California Does Not Have Enough Power to Deal with Its Heat Wave, How Will It Meet Its New Rules for Electric Vehicles?

California is having trouble keeping the lights on during the upcoming heat wave. So, it is unclear how the state intends to find reliable electricity to fuel the massive numbers of electric vehicles being forced on California’s new vehicle sales.

Go Nuclear

It’s particularly absurd that Earth Day’s activists rarely mention the form of energy that could most quickly reduce greenhouse gases: nuclear power.

Inside the Church of Climate

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.

Net-Zero Carbon Plans Against Fossil Fuels Ignore Reality

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.

Thank You Fossil Fuels

Without fossil fuels, much of the world would freeze in the dark. We just don’t yet have enough alternatives.

The New Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

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’s the Deal with the Green New Deal?

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...

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels (Exploring Minds)

In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll and Alex Epstein explore his reasons behind writing "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels". Alex breaks down the importance of energy, our current options available to use for energy,...

Big Oil Lobbying for a Carbon Tax?

If the oil companies want to take the moral high ground, they must first acknowledge, not just the negative effects of their product, but also its enormous benefits to humans.

The Lame-Duck Carbon Tax Lob

A carbon tax with a realistic possibility of being signed into law, would not be the revenue-neutral, regulation-busting efficient solution that libertarian and conservative tax advocates desire. The political forces on the left want no part of an even nominally market-based solution.

The Social Cost of Carbon: Considerations and Disagreements in Climate Economics

In performing cost-benefit analyses our government has a responsibility to present the fullest view to the public that is possible. In the context of climate change, that means exploring the social cost of carbon at a wide range of discount rates, on a diversity of time horizons, and showing both the domestic and the global consequences.