Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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In their new book, Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy, experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White expose a shocking campaign of misinformation about global warming and reveal startling facts about the profound human value of abundant, concentrated, and versatile energy.

In book stores May 23, 2016
Available now for pre-order from Amazon.

ISBN: 978-1-62157-409-5

The past two centuries witnessed the most astonishing leap in human welfare in history. But now the leaders of the world’s most prosperous and advanced nations are determined to undo it.

The ability to harness the enormous energy packed into fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas—meant that for the first time, most human beings could enjoy a life that was not “poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” Virtually all the necessities of life—food, heat, clothing, shelter—depend on the conversion of energy. It was the transition from muscle, wind, and wood to fossil fuels as the chief source of that energy that gave us modern life.

Incredibly enough, throwing that all away is now considered a serious national policy.

Radical environmentalists have convinced many of the global elite that the greatest threat to mankind is climate change produced by the burning of fossil fuels—a view that has hardened into a ferociously enforced dogma. The Paris Agreement of 2015 embodies their goal of an unprecedented regression to the limited horizons of preindustrial societies.

Economic and energy experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White expose the madness of the green war on abundant energy in their new book, Fueling Freedom.

“With irrefutable facts, Fueling Freedom dazzlingly demonstrates the fantastic future that awaits America and the world if we pursue the unbelievable promise of the production revolution in natural gas and oil. Ever cheaper and more abundant energy will mean a richer and better life for all of us—if we let this revolution unfold. Steve Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White also forcefully expose the fossilized thinking of opponents of fossil fuels. This readable and persuasive book performs a crucial—and timely—public service.”

—STEVE FORBES, Chairman, Forbes

About Kathleen Hartnett White

The Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation in January 2008. She is a Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment. 

Prior to joining the Foundation, White served a six-year term as Chairman and Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). With jurisdiction over air, water, waste and water utilities, TCEQ’s staff of 3,000, annual budget of over $600 million, and 16 regional offices make it the second largest environmental regulatory agency in the world. 

Prior to her appointment to the TCEQ in 2001, White served on the Texas Water Development Board. She also served on the Texas Strategic Economic Development Commission and the Environmental Flows Study Commission. She recently completed her term as an officer and director of the Lower Colorado River Authority. Former boards also include the President’s Award of the Texas Water Conservation Association, the Friend of the River Award of the Colorado River Foundation and the Leadership Award of the Texas Chemical Council. 

Before moving to Texas, White was Director of Private Lands and the Environment for the National Cattlemen’s Association in Washington D.C. She also served as Executive Director of Ranch Heritage Association while studying law. 

White now sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Regulatory Science and the Texas Emission Reduction Advisory Board. In addition to many research studies, her writing has appeared in numerous publications including National Review, Investors’ Business Daily, Washington Examiner, Forbes, Daily Caller, Washington Times, The Hill (as regular Contributor), and major Texas newspapers. She is regularly invited to give testimony to U.S. Senate and House Committees.