A Declaration of Energy Independence: How Freedom from Foreign Oil Can Improve National Security, Our Economy, and the Environment
PART ONE: The Problem of America’s Energy Dependence.
Chapter 1: America’s Plunge into Reliance on Foreign Oil.
Chapter 2: A Forgotten Victory Gives Hope: How America Solved Its Last Energy Crisis and Cut Oil Imports in Half.
Chapter 3: Lapsing Back into Oil Addiction: Retreating from Battle under Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush.
Chapter 4: Blood and Treasure: The Heavy Cost of Dependence on Middle East Oil.
Chapter 5: Fossil Fuels and Global Warming: A Dangerous Experiment with the Planet.
Chapter 6: The Magic and Limits of Market-Based Solutions.
Chapter 7: Seeing through the Ideological Blinders (of the Right and the Left).
PART TWO: Seven Economically and Politically Viable Paths to Energy Independence.
Chapter 8: Solution One: Store Massive Emergency Reserves.
Chapter 9: Solution Two: Drive the Car of the Future.
Chapter 10: Solution Three: Bring Alternative Fuels to Market.
Chapter 11: Solution Four: Plug into an Electric Future.
Chapter 12: Solution Five: Adopt Energy Taxes Liberals and Conservatives Can Like.
Chapter 13: Solution Six: Make Energy Conservation a Patriotic Duty.
Chapter 14: Solution Seven: Throw Some "Hail Marys".
PART THREE: Securing Our National Future.
Chapter 15: What We Need from National Leaders (and from Voters).
"Evenhanded and insightful history…a compelling tutorial for anyone seeking to understand the geopolitical forces that have America over a barrel of oil." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 10, 2008)
"...an outpost of sanity in the mostly absurd babble surrounding the 'energy crisis'" (E & P, September, 2008)
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