Robert Bryce

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Robert Bryce

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Speaker: Robert Bryce

Author of Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green Energy” and the Real Fuels of the Future

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

Robert Bryce is one of America’s foremost energy journalists. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications including Atlantic Monthly, Slate, New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation and The American Conservative. His first book, Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron received rave reviews and was named one of the best books of 2002 by Publishers Weekly. In 2004, he authored Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America’s Superstate, which provided an inside look at the decades-long influence that Texas has had on Washington and the White House. His March 2008 book, Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of “Energy Independence,” established his reputation as “hard-nosed” and “an equal-opportunity smiter” of energy myths, according to William Grimes of The New York Times. Grimes went on to say that Bryce “reveals himself in the end as something of a visionary and perhaps even a revolutionary.”

Writing about the US energy business since 1989, Bryce spent 12 years as a staff writer at the Austin Chronicle newspaper and is currently working as the managing editor of Houston-based Energy Tribune. He is also a contributing writer for the Texas Observer and a regular contributor to Al Eqtisadiah, an Arabic-language business newspaper based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has appeared on dozens of TV and radio programs that have aired on the BBC, MSNBC, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In addition, he’s been on Inside Politics, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross,” as well as “Talk of the Nation.”

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