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FACTSHEET: Robert Bryce


Senior Fellow, the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Public Policy and the Environment – 2008-present
Reporter, Austin Chronicle – 12 years Editor, Energy Tribune - 2006 Fellow, the Institute for Energy Research 2007-2008

Robert Bryce is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Energy Policy and the Environment. Prior to working at the Koch and Exxon funded Manhattan Institute, he worked for the Koch and Exxon funded Institute for Energy Research. sources:

Bryce's website: “Robert Bryce's articles have appeared in dozens of publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Counterpunch and Atlantic Monthly to Oklahoma Stripper. His third book, Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence," was published in 2008. His latest book, Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy, and the Real Fuels of the Future, was published in 2010 by PublicAffairs and was recently issued in paperback.”


“On the science of global climate change, I'm an agnostic. I've seen Al Gore's movie, and I've read reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I've also listened to the "skeptics." I don't know who's right.”
Source: Robert Bryce, Austin Chronicle

“the job [at the Manhattan Institute] gives me a platform where I can focus on the themes that I explored in both Gusher of Lies and Power Hungry: that the myths about “green” energy are largely just that, myths; that hydrocarbons are here to stay; and that if we are going to pursue the best “no regrets” policy with regard to energy, then we should be avidly promoting natural gas and nuclear energy.”

“I love cold beer and air conditioning, and the only things that can bring that to the American consumer are oil, coal and natural gas"
Source: KPMG's May 26 Global Energy conference in Houston


Wrote an article titled “Let Exxon run the Energy Department,” which advocated giving fossil fuel corporations more power in government. Bryce has worked for two Exxon funded think tanks, and was working for the Exxon funded Manhattan institute when he wrote the article.
Source: Daily Beast, Robert Bryce "Let Exxon run the Energy Dept."

Bryce has written numerous articles and op-eds attacking renewables, one of which ended up in the New York Times opinion pages. Because the op-ed never mentioned that a significant portion of his paycheck comes from oil and gas companies, it spawned a petition to the Times demanding that future op-ed contributors disclose such conflicts of interest.
Source: KPMG's May 26 Global Energy conference in Houston


Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Source: Manhattan Institute Scholars

Institute for Energy Research
Source: checks and balances project


Manhattan Institute Scholars

Robert Bryce, Austin Chronicle

Daily Beast, Robert Bryce "Let Exxon run the Energy Dept."

KPMG's May 26 Global Energy conference in Houston

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