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A declaration of energy independence : how freedom from foreign oil can improve national security, our economy, and the environment

Author: Jay E Hakes
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A former top national energy official offers a viable plan for American energy independence Between rising oil prices, global instability, and environmental degradation, even lay people understand the need for American energy independence. Yet our political dialog tends to focus on the most extreme positions, leaving most citizens scratching their heads about what to do. A Declaration of Energy Independence takes a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay E Hakes
ISBN: 9780470267639 0470267631 9780470419496 0470419490 9781119112518 1119112516
OCLC Number: 191245835
Description: iv, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The problem of America's energy dependence. America's plunge into reliance on foreign oil --
A forgotten victory gives hope : how America solved its last energy crisis and cut oil imports in half --
Lapsing back into oil addiction : retreating from battle under presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush --
Blood and treasure : the heavy cost of dependence on Middle East oil --
Fossil fuels and global warming : a dangerous experiment with the planet --
The magic and limits of market-based solutions --
Seeing through the ideological blinders (of the right and the left) --
pt. 2. Seven economically and politically viable paths to Energy independence. Solution one : store massive emergency reserves --
Solution two : drive the car of the future --
Solution three : bring alternative fuels to market --
Solution four : plug into an electric future --
Solution five : adopt energy taxes liberals and conservatives can like --
Solution six : make energy conservation a patriotic duty --
Solution seven : throw some "Hail Marys" --
pt. 3. What we need from national leaders (and from voters).
Responsibility: Jay Hakes.
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