The End of Energy Obesity: Breaking Today's Energy Addiction for a Prosperous and Secure Tomorrow
"Peter Tertzakian has succeeded once again. He outlines a
visionary approach to meeting the serious challenges of the world's
projected population growth, continued economic growth, and
increasing living standards. This book is a clarion call to
policymakers, business leaders, and energy consumers
—Guy Caruso, Senior Advisor, CSIS, Washington, D.C. (former Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration)
"Peter Tertzakian is one of the great energy thinkers of our
time. In this compelling book, he examines the factors that will
drive global energy demand and addresses the critical energy issue
of our time: How can mankind bring its ever-growing demand for
energy under control?"
—Hal Kvisle, CEO, TransCanada Corporation
"Anyone interested in understanding the forces that drive
conflict and instability when it comes to energy should read Peter
Tertzakian's important book, The End of Energy Obesity. Mr.
Tertzakian makes it clear that the road ahead is difficult but not
impossible. For those interested in how to attack the energy
problem today for a better future, this is a must-read book."
—General John P. Abizaid (Ret.), former Combatant Commander, U.S. Central Command, and member of the SAFE Energy Security Leadership Council
"The End of Energy Obesity is a fresh look at a pressing
problem . . . thought-provoking writing that's a must-read for
those concerned about the way forward for the industrialized
—The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, Government of Canada
"Peter Tertzakian's prose is fun to read, and the analogies are
so apt. For anyone concerned about how we go on an energy diet,
this book is a must-read."
—Matthew R. Simmons, Chairman, Simmons & Company International, author of Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy
"This book explores the critical role networked IT solutions
play in changing the way energy is used and delivered. The network
truly becomes a platform for monitoring and managing energy
consumption in a much more efficient way, and we expect the
benefits to accelerate as the network becomes more pervasive.
Tertzakian shows the reader how networked collaboration
technologies such as TelePresence can enable powerful, face-to-face
interactions while reducing our energy appetite and carbon
—John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco
PART I THE MAKING OF OUR ENERGY APPETITE.
Chapter 1 After the Banquet.
Chapter 2 Whetting the Energy Appetite.
Chapter 3 The First Principle of Energy Consumption.
Chapter 4 The World’s Factory.
PART II ELUSIVE SOLUTIONS.
Chapter 5 Breaking Our Energy Diet.
Chapter 6 Price and Value.
Chapter 7 Eating Our Efficiencies.
Chapter 8 Complex Carbons.
Chapter 9 The Maddening Allure of the First Principle.
PART III THINKING OUT OF THE BOX.
Chapter 10 The Asymmetry Principle.
Chapter 11 Beyond Nostalgia.
Chapter 12 Conservation 2.0.
Chapter 13 Dissolving Distance.
Chapter 14 A Low-Carb, Highly-Scalable Diet.
Chapter 15 The Energy Health Craze.
Epilogue: Leadership on the Commons.
About the Author.