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Fossil fuel energy is the lifeblood of the modern world. Before the Industrial Revolution, humanity depended on solar energy captured in living plants. But with the ability to harness the energy in coal and other fossil fuels, human quality of life and capacity for progress increased exponentially. With the recent advent of safe fracking techniques and incredible innovations in the energy industry, fossil fuels are as promising an energy resource as ever. Yet, highly politicized climate policies are pushing a grand-scale shift to new and 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 Game Changer, energy experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White make an unapologetic case for fossil fuels, turning around progressives' protestations to prove that if fossil fuel energy is supplanted by less efficient and less affordable alternatives for political reasons, the world will suffer tremendously.
About the Author
is chief economist at The Heritage Foundation. Formerly an economics writer and editorial board member at The Wall Street Journal
, Moore now focuses on advancing public policies that increase the rate of economic growth in the United States. Moore received his bachelor's degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's in economics from George Mason University. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Kathleen Hartnett White is the Distinguished Senior Fellow in Residence and the Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. White was Chairman and Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and served as a director of the Lower Colorado River Authority. White received her bachelor and master degrees from Stanford University. She and her husband own a ranch in Presidio County, Texas.