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Robert Bryce        

Energy Expert, Veteran Journalist & Acclaimed Author

The acclaimed author of "Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong" (pub. 2014), as well as "Power Hungry: The Myths of Green Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future", Robert Bryce is one of America's most prominent energy analysts. With five books published on the energy sector, Bryce has been called “something of a visionary and perhaps even a revolutionary,” by the New York Times. In 2010, the Wall Street Journal called Power Hungry “precisely the kind of journalism we need to hold truth to power.”

Known for his thought-provoking journalism and research, Bryce has been writing about energy, politics, and innovation for more than two decades. A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, his articles have appeared in dozens of publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg View, Atlantic Monthly and the Washington Post. In addition, he has appeared on TV and radio programs on outlets such as Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera, Fox, and NPR.

Bryce is renowned for his analysis of industrial trends and the future of energy, skillfully explaining the physics and math behind our energy and power systems without resorting to jargon or hyperbole. He also explains how the inexorable push toward smaller, faster, lighter, denser, cheaper production of everything -- from smart phones to food -- is allowing people to do more with less and demonstrates how this trend is allowing more people to live longer, healthier, freer lives than at any time in human history.

An insightful and engaging speaker, Robert Bryce offers valuable insight on energy, innovation, and how the inexorable push to do more with less is fostering freedom, better education, and improved living standards all over the world.

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Speech Topics


The myths of "green" energy and the real fuels of the future

The false promises of "energy independence"

Leadership lessons from the energy sector: Why Ken Lay went broke and Rich Kinder became a billionaire

The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future

Politicians and pundits love to talk about “green” and “clean” energy. But the hype doesn’t match the reality. Nine out of 10 units of energy we consume come from hydrocarbons. In this talk, Bryce explains why hydrocarbons will continue to dominate our energy mix for decades to come and why the fuels of the future are natural gas and nuclear.

The innovation drivers: How the push for Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is leading to a richer, freer, greener world. For decades, we’ve been told that things are getting worse

Whether the issue is climate change or peak oil, the pessimists have claimed that we humans are heading the wrong direction. In this provocative presentation, Bryce shows how ongoing innovation in everything from farming to energy production gives us reason to be optimistic. The inexorable push to make things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper – a push that has been ongoing for centuries – is leading millions of people out of the darkness and desolation of poverty and into the electric-lit world of modernity. He proves why innovation and optimism, not pessimism, is the way of the future.

Another American Century: Why the US Will Continue Dominating The Global Economy

For all of the talk about the decline of the US and the rise of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) the facts show that America’s dominance of the world is far from over. In this talk, Bryce shows how America’s advantages in energy, education, and infrastructure -- and perhaps most important, innovation and entrepreneurship -- will make the 21st century into yet another American century.

Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong

In the face of today’s environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: to de-industrialize, re-localize, ban the use of modern energy sources and forswear prosperity. In this provocative and optimistic speech based on his new book – which rebukes the catastrophists – Robert Bryce shows audiences how innovation and the inexorable human desire to make things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is providing consumers with Cheaper and more abundant energy, Faster computing, Lighter vehicles and myriad other goods. Ultimately, he explains how that same desire is fostering unprecedented prosperity, greater liberty and better environmental protection across multiple sectors.

Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy & the Real Fuels of the Future

Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of “Energy Independence”

Why is Natural Gas the Redheaded Stepchild of the Energy Business?

News


Robert Bryce: The failed promise of biofuels | Commentary | Dallas ...

Despite decades of hype, as well as years of mandates and subsidies, biofuels have never made a significant dent in our need for oil. That hasn't stopped the ...

Big Oil Cheerleader Robert Bryce Predictably Misleads On Wind ...

Life can be full of surprises, but Big Oil ally Robert Bryce deceptively attacking wind energy in the pages of the Wall Street Journal evidently isn't one of them.

An Ill Wind: Open Season on Bald Eagles - WSJ

Robert Bryce writes on a proposal for new Fish and Wildlife Service regulations. Sacrificing 4200 bald eagles a year to wind turbines sounds fine to regulators.

Nuclear power must be a part of greener future - LA Times

Robert Bryce. Climate scientists want the world to use more nuclear energy to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, yet America's nuclear sector is withering.

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