Free Market Energy Debater, Alex Epstein

Alex EpsteinAlex Epstein, President and Founder, Center for Industrial Progress


Alex Epstein is an expert in energy and industrial policy. His writings on energy and energy policy have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, and dozens of other prominent publications. He has become the leading free-market energy debater, having debated Bill McKibben, Greenpeace, Occupy Wall Street, and other environmentalist groups. He is a Principal blogger for MasterResource, the leading free-market energy blog. Mr. Epstein’s monthly podcast, “Power Hour,” features discussions with leading energy thinkers. Mr. Epstein’s writings on philosophy, business, and energy have been featured in 10 books, including, most recently, Why Businessmen Need Philosophy.

Mr. Epstein’s extensive media experience includes hundreds of radio and TV appearances. Mr. Epstein has spoken at dozens of universities, including Duke, Berkeley, UCLA, and Northwestern, as well as a diverse range of organizations, from The Federalist Society to the NAACP to the American Coal Council.

Mr. Epstein is an alumnus of Duke University, where he studied philosophy and computer science, and a former fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute.

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