Fossil fuel energy is the lifeblood of the modern world. Before the Industrial Revolution, humanity depended on burning wood and candle wax. But with the ability to harness the energy in oil and other fossil fuels, quality of life and capacity for progress increased exponentially.
Thanks to incredible innovations in the energy industry, fossil fuels are as promising, safe, and clean an energy resource as has ever existed in history. Yet, highly politicized climate policies are pushing a grand-scale shift to unreliable, impractical, incredibly expensive, and far less efficient energy sources.
Today, fossil fuel has become such a dirty word that even fossil fuel companies feel compelled to apologize for their products. In these two lectures held at a Heartland Institute luncheon last year, energy experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White make excellent, unapologetic defenses of fossil fuels. They turn progressive objections on their head to prove that if fossil fuel energy is supplanted by green alternatives for political reasons, humanity will take a giant step backwards and the planet will be less safe, less clean, and less free.