“The basic strategy of deep decarbonization is to ‘electrify everything’ because, theoretically, someday soon, wind and solar could affordably displace all fossil fuels. The analytical basis of such beliefs, however, comes up radically short.”
“Alternatives to electricity should also be given a fair chance to compete for consumers—free of regulatory bias.”
“The economics of natural gas direct use is also superior to natural gas via the electric grid because it is far less capital intensive.”
The Rolling Stones song playing in the background during President-Elect Trump’s victory speech contained an important message to the American People:
“You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes well you might find you get what you need.”
Something else the American people need is the continued right to choose natural gas for their homes and businesses.…
“I have found that if we reframe the conversation to always focus on the full context of human flourishing, many people will be won over.” (Alex Epstein)
Fasten your seatbelts. This is the year of energy realism and elevating the politically incorrect, economically correct into the mainstream. Donald Trump energy policy promises to be free-market-oriented in a way that has been absent through recent Republican and Democratic administrations.
A leading voice for an energy/climate realism is Alex Epstein, a one-man dynamo for clear thinking in a field dominated by want it, think it, emote it … and it is.
In writing and by lecture, Epstein is ready to convince a Rotary Club or Prime Time America on the benefits of consumer-chosen, taxpayer neutral, economical, reliable energies. He will debate anyone anywhere–and should get more chances than ever in this new policy era.…