The Grand Energy Transition: The Rise of Energy Gases, Sustainable Life and Growth, and the Next Great Economic Expansion
A groundbreaking book on solving our growing energy problems
In this visionary book, leading energy industry executive Robert Hefner puts forth a convincing case about how the world can move beyond its current dependence on oil and toward a new era of clean, renewable energy.
Written with the knowledge and authority of a major player in this industry, Hefner relates how misguided government policies and vested industry interests have contributed to our current energy problems and proposes a variety of measures that could encourage the use of natural gas, solar, wind, and hydrogen.
- Convincingly makes the case that natural gas is the essential bridge fuel to a new era of clean, renewable energy sources
- Details how natural gas can help break our oil and coal dependency
- Offers a sweeping, historic picture of the world energy situation
- Presents a compelling and provocative case that natural gas is key to our short-term energy problems
A well-written and engaging book that mixes personal anecdotes and experiences with insightful analysis, The Grand Energy Transition is a powerful argument about how we can best solve our toughest energy problems.
Introduction: The Inextricable Link between Energy and the Economy.
Chapter 1 The Beginning.
Chapter 2 The Grand Energy Transition.
Chapter 3 The Conception of the GET and How It Works.
Chapter 4 Rise of the Age of Energy Gases, Decarbonization, and Slowing of the GET.
Chapter 5 How the 1970s Misconception of Natural Gas Scarcity Changed America’s Energy Mix for Decades.
Chapter 6 Natural Gas—The Bridge Fuel to Our Sustainable Future.
Chapter 7 Natural Gas Abundance.
Chapter 8 My Historical Grounds for Natural Gas Abundance.
Chapter 9 The Real Inconvenient Truth.
Chapter 10 Our Energy and Climate Challenge—
Chapter 11 What Won’t Work; What Will Work.
Chapter 12 Policies to Accelerate the GET.
Chapter 13 The Age of Energy Gases:
Chapter 14 Crisis and Opportunity.
About the Author.