In his new book, Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less, Alex Epstein makes the case for reliable, affordable energy. Critical for global development, Epstein argues that the benefits of fossil fuels to society, particularly to the least well-off, categorically outweigh the costs and pave the path for viable, alternative energy sources in the future. 

One of the biggest attacks on fossil fuel use today comes from the corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) movement, which seeks to enshrine the elimination of all fossil fuels as an overriding corporate goal. Please join CEI for a book forum with author Alex Epstein in conversation with CEI expert Richard Morrison.

Alex Epstein, Author, Fossil Future

Richard Morrison, Senior Fellow, CEI’s Center for Advancing Capitalism

Thursday, June 2, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT


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Fossil Future is available here.

Alex Epstein is the president and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress. He is a philosopher and energy expert, who advocates a pro-human, pro-freedom alternative to the green movement. Epstein is the author, most recently, of Fossil Future (Penguin, 2022) and the New York Times bestseller The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels (Penguin, 2014).

Richard Morrison is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where his work focuses on the relationship between economic and political freedom. He was previously a senior editor at CEI and managing editor of the blog OpenMarket. He also served as program manager of CEI’s Center for Advancing Capitalism, where he coordinated outreach to the business community, universities, and other stakeholders.

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