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The Grand Energy Transition: The Rise of Energy Gases, Sustainable Life and Growth, and the Next Great Economic Expansion

The Grand Energy Transition: The Rise of Energy Gases, Sustainable Life and Growth, and the Next Great Economic Expansion

Robert A. Hefner III

ISBN: 978-0-470-52756-6

Sep 2009

288 pages

In Stock

$29.95

Description

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.

Acknowledgments.

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—Los Angeles, A Case Study.

Chapter 11 What Won’t Work; What Will Work.

Chapter 12 Policies to Accelerate the GET.

Chapter 13 The Age of Energy Gases: America’s and China’s Opportunity.

Chapter 14 Crisis and Opportunity.

Notes.

Glossary.

Recommended Reading.

About the Author.

Index.