Author, Podcaster, and Film Producer
Robert Bryce is an author, podcaster, and film producer. He has been writing about energy, power, politics, and innovation for more than three decades. Bryce is the author of six books including most recently, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations.
He has given more than 450 invited or keynote lectures to groups ranging from the Marines Corps War College to the Sydney Institute as well as to a wide variety of associations, universities, and corporations. He is the host of the Power Hungry Podcast and the executive producer of the feature-length documentary: Juice: How Electricity Explains the World, which is available on numerous streaming platforms.
He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Lorin, who is an art teacher, photographer, and master potter.
The Energy Transition…What Energy Transition?
Politicians, climate activists, and media outlets are claiming that an “energy transition” is underway and that one day soon, our economy will be fueled solely by renewable sources like wind and solar. Well-funded advocacy groups are pushing regulations to ban natural gas and “electrify everything,” including our cars and trucks. In this talk, author, podcaster, and film producer Robert Bryce will deliver a sober look at the energy transition. He will discuss the labor, land use, and geo-political barriers to these all-renewable schemes and explain why energy transitions occur over decades, not years. He will show why hydrocarbons will continue powering our economy for decades to come and provide ideas and numbers that will help industry leaders prepare for the future.