AUSTIN –The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) today announced the release ofFueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy (Regnery Publishing; 978-1621574095; 2016) by Kathleen Hartnett White, distinguished senior fellow-in-residence and director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment at TPPF, and Steve Moore, distinguished visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation. The book debunks myths about fossil fuels and explains how oil, natural gas, and coal are irreplaceable and have the power to unleash an economic revival for America.

“Living generations are the first to enjoy an unprecedented energy enrichment that has spawned phenomenal economic productivity, dramatic improvements in human well-being, and the emergence of an enduring middle class,” said White. “Abundant, affordable, concentrated, versatile, and reliable fossil fuels remain a necessary condition of those human improvements now global in reach. At the present time, there are no alternative energies that can supply the goods and services that hydrocarbons now handily provide at the colossal scale required. The young shale revolution means access to abundant energy for centuries to come. Climate policies to decarbonize would force an energy regression for the first time in human history. Our policy makers need to be upfront about the risks of renewable energy and the rewards of shale at our fingertips.”
Praise for Fueling Freedom includes:

“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 national gas and oil,” said Steve Forbes, chairman of Forbes Media. “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.”

“Policy debates about energy are immersed in a swirl of claims, confusion, and sometimes certifiable nonsense,” said Mark P. Mills, Manhattan Institute senior fellow and co-author of The Bottomless Well. “But Moore and White lucidly illuminate the energy landscape with a trenchant analysis, from the sublime realities of the nature of energy to exposing ridiculous political machinations that so often characterize energy policy.”
To learn more and to purchase Fueling Freedom, please
To schedule an interview with Kathleen Hartnett White, please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.

The Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White is a distinguished senior fellow-in-residence and the director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment. Former Chairman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (2001-2007).

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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