Clear Energy Alliance is a video-based organization focused on exposing flawed premises that cloud our view of critically important energy issues.

CEA strives to raise the EIQ (Energy Intelligence Quotient) of our society. Much of what the media and activist groups tell us about energy is misleading or entirely false, which can lead to dangerous and expensive outcomes. CEA challenges false claims and premises in a fun, interesting and sharable format. We arrive at our conclusions using logic, reliable data, human experience, history and rational analysis.

Mark Mathis

CEA is the latest venture of Mark Mathis who has spent most of his career challenging widely accepted ideas that are simply untrue. Mark has written, produced and directed two documentary films on energy. In Fractured Mark explained how language is used to dangerously deceive us about the most essential component to the function of the modern world—energy. In spOILed he examined the public’s ignorance of the central role oil plays in our lives. spOILed was shown theatrically in dozens of cities across the United States. Mark conducted Q&A sessions with audiences at the conclusion of more than 180 shows. Before becoming a documentary filmmaker Mark was a TV news anchor/reporter, media consultant/trainer and talk radio host. Mark founded the energy education non-profit Citizens Alliance for Responsible Energy and testified before Congress on the dangers of anti-energy extremist groups that same year. Over the past 20 years Mark has been a keynote speaker for many dozens of organizations from the National Football League to the Independent Petroleum Association of America to the Saudi Research and Marketing’s International Speakers Program. Mark is the author of Feeding the Media Beast (Purdue University Press), published in the U.S., India, China, Russia and Korea.

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Partial list of organizations that have hired Mark to speak:

AFPM — American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers

Appalachian Producers Association

California Independent Petroleum Association

Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies

Desk & Derrick Clubs (Farmington NM, Roswell NM, Tulsa OK

IPAA — Independent Petroleum Association of America

Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico

Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association

Montana Energy Expo

National Association of Division Order Analysts

New Mexico Oil and Gas Association

Ohio Oil & Gas Association

Oklahoma Landman Association

Permian Basin Landmen Association

Petroleum Engineers Club of Dallas

Shale Insight Conference

Society of Professional Engineers

Tulsa Pipeline Expo

Utah Association of Professional Landmen

Western States Petroleum Association

Western Energy Alliance

Young Professionals in Energy – Dallas

Other Notable Groups that have hired Mark Mathis as a speaker

National Football League

Saudi Research & Marketing

American Association of Anthropologists

Assistance League

Public Relations Society of America (Multiple Chapters)

Western Business Roundtable


Movies – Fractured, spOILed

Books – Feeding the Media Beast