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Gusher of lies : the dangerous delusions of "energy independence"

Author: Robert Bryce
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Debunks the idea that the US can free itself from foreign energy and why it will be importing oil, natural gas, coal, gasoline, uranium and other energy commodities for decades to come. This book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bryce
ISBN: 9781586486907 158648690X
OCLC Number: 310963198
Description: xiv, 393 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: the persistent delusion --
Imports are us --
The emotional appeal of energy independence --
The false promises of energy independence --
The global energy power shift --
1972: Texas taps out --
1973: the embargo, militarism, and rhetoric --
September 15, 2004: the non-OPEC peak meets surging demand --
September 27, 2004: the neocon crusade begins --
Skepticism and thermodynamics --
The best buy effect --
More efficiency, more fuel --
The ethanol scam --
Sidebar: the ethanol timeline --
Running out of (natural) gas --
Nuclear power: megawatts from foreign uranium --
The "opiates of energy policy": coal-to-liquids and imported coal --
Solar: the 1 percent solution --
Hot air --
Sidebar: Thomas Friedman's Maginot line --
The view from Jubail --
The rise of Dubai and the "Shift in Gravity" --
Isolate Iran? don't count on it --
A few suggestions --
Sidebar: what about fuel taxes and carbon taxes? --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert Bryce.

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