Alex Epstein

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Alex Epstein

Talk: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Energy philosopher Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, challenges conventional wisdom about the fossil fuel industry and argues that if we look carefully at the positives and negatives of all our energy alternatives, we have a moral obligation to use more fossil fuels, not less.

Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein is an American author, energy theorist, and industrial policy pundit. He is the founder and President of the Center for Industrial Progress, and a for-profit think tank located in San Diego, California. Epstein is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, in which he advocates the use of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Alex Epstein argues that “fossil fuels are easy to misunderstand and demonize, but they are absolutely good to use. And they absolutely need to be championed. . . . Mankind’s use of fossil fuels is supremely virtuous—because human life is the standard of value and because using fossil fuels transforms our environment to make it wonderful for human life.”

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