Divestment Hypocrisy Explained in One Picture

The graphic below exemplifies the hypocrisy of radical anti-energy activists, who pressure you to give up everything from the deodorant you put on in the morning to the car you drive to work—even as they use fossil fuels in their daily lives. Given that this activist is literally covered with products made from fossil fuels, […]

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Op-Ed: The Divestment Delusion

With “Global Divestment Day,” aka Global Poverty Day, right around the corner, we thought we’d re-post this informative piece from Travis Fisher, an economist at the Institute for Energy Research. The piece, “The Divestment Delusion,” originally appeared in National Review. Enjoy.  The Divestment Delusion Fossil-fuel divestment is not “moral”; it’s mad. By Travis Fisher For […]

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What is the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement?

The fossil fuel divestment movement is a group of radical activists out to convince people and institutions to divest their stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. So far, the main focus of the movement has been to get college students to pressure boards of trustees into dumping fossil fuel-related stocks from their endowments. These activists […]

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Introduction to Fossil-Fuel Divestment

Energy is the lifeblood of modern society, but there is a new movement to halt our use of energy and the products of modern life as well—the fossil-fuel divestment movement. These activists seek to pressure individuals and institutional investors to “divest” of stocks, bonds, and other investments in natural gas, oil, and coal companies. This […]

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Book Review: “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”

On November 13, energy analyst Alex Epstein’s book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, made its debut. Epstein makes a convincing case for using more natural gas, coal, and oil on moral grounds. Check out the trailer for the book here. Here are the top 3 takeaways from The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: 1. […]

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In the Pipeline: 8/9/13

Congress should take this as a teachable moment and mandate that the plant generate all its electricity from wind or solar and that Congress will rely on no other powerplants.  I suspect the Republic would be a lot safer if staffers and Members had to get by on a few hours of electricity a day. […]

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In the Pipeline: 7/31/13

Here’s what passes for Presidential logic: A $7 billion infrastructure project (ie. Keystone XL) financed privately is “not a jobs plan”, but spending $50 billion in taxpayer dollars on bridges is “putting people immediately to work.” E&E News (7/30/13) reports: “On the latest stop of his new jobs tour, President Obama visited an Amazon.com distribution center […]

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