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WHY WE HATE THE OIL COMPANIES
Straight Talk from an Energy Insider
Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Why We Hate the Oil Companies skewers both ends of the energy political spectrum, from "drill, baby, drill!" conservatives to "no more carbon!" liberals. In frank commentary sprinkled with insider anecdotes, outspoken former energy executive John Hofmeister tackles the energy controversies head-on without regard for political correctness. His contentions may be outrageous (there is no shortage of energy; global warming is not the issue; government's handling of energy is dysfunctional), but the solution he lays out is a pragmatic plan to transition away from fossil fuels toward an affordable, sustainable energy future.
CURRENT STATUS AND POTENTIAL FOR ALGAE BIOFUELS PRODUCTION
A Report to IEA Bioenergy Task 39
Al Darzins (NREL), Philip Pienkos (NREL), Les Edye (BioIndustry Partners)
IEA Bioenergy Task 39. August, 2010
Milestones on the Road to Nuclear Power Development
Marcus, Gail H.
American Nuclear Society, 2010
Nuclear Firsts is the first book to comprehensively trace the technical evolution of nuclear power development, both in the United States and elsewhere. In all, about 80 facilities and events in more than 10 countries are profiled. Developments in reactor technologies of all types are covered, as well as developments in reprocessing, enrichment, waste disposal, and some non-electric applications of reactors (radioisotope production, district heating, desalination, and neutron beam therapy). The book also covers the first government and private organizations that developed around the nuclear industry.
The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future
Jackson, TN: The Perseus Books Group, 2010
Power Hungry delivers a clear-eyed view of what America has in the tank, and what's needed to transform the gargantuan global energy sector.
THE BIG RICH
The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes
New York: The Penguin Press, 2009
Weaving together the multigenerational sagas of the industry's four wealthiest families, Burrough brings to life the men known in their day as the Big Four: Roy Cullen, H. L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson, all swaggering Texas oil tycoons who owned sprawling ranches and mingled with presidents and Hollywood
TWO BILLION CARS
Driving toward Sustainability
Sperling, Daniel and Deborah Gordon
New York: Oxford University Press, 2009
With statistical data, charts, graphs, and erudite analysis, Sperling and Gordon present the most thorough study of the automobile industry general readers could hope to find. The authors, with a foreword from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, summarize the history of the Big Three automakers and then expand their scope to include Toyota, Honda, and others.
War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World
New York, Viking Penguin, 2009
Zoellner delves into the complex science, politics and history of this radioactive mineral, which presents the best and worst of mankind: the capacity for scientific progress and political genius; the capacity for nihilism, exploitation, and terror.
THE END OF ENERGY OBESITY
Breaking Today's Energy Addiction for a Prosperous and Secure Tomorrow
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2009.
In The End of Energy Obesity, energy expert and bestselling author Peter Tertzakian explores solutions to this question by analyzing the role of technology and circumstance on our energy use.
Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge From the Downturn on Top
Winston, Andrew S.
Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009
When the economy turns rough, many companies sideline their green business initiatives. That's a big mistake. In Green Recovery, Andrew Winston shows that no company can afford to wait for the downturn to ease before going green.
Spiegel, Eric and Neil McArthur with Rob Norton
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009
Energy Shift: Game-Changing Options for Fueling the Future is a one-stop resource for busy executives and senior policymakers who need a reliable, accessible guide to the big strategy questions surrounding energy.
HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED
Why We Need A Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America
Friedman, Thomas L
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
Thomas L. Friedman's no. 1 bestseller The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see globalization in a new way. Now Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy—both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively.
A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR
Recommendations to the Nation on Reducing U.S. Oil Dependence
Energy Security Leadership Council
Washington, DC: Securing America's Energy Future, 2008
WHO MOVED MY SMOKESTACK?
America's Failure to Protect Our Jobs and Stop the Erosion of the American Dream
Holbrook, Don A.
Is globalization really the reason or is America just losing its focus? What is really happening to the American economy? Why is America failing to protect the people's jobs? Is there hope to stop the erosion of the American Dream?
Holbrook declares that the United States needs to be at the forefront of globalization, or be relegated to the status of a once-great society.
RED HOT LIES
How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed
Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing Inc., 2008
It's standard operating procedure for the global warming industry: they've ruined careers, blacklisted respected scientists, and knowingly spread lies about dissenters. Global warming fanatics have even called for the imprisonment of skeptics and used government pressure to cut off rivals' funding. As if all that weren't enough, one global warming skeptic has had the lug nuts on his tires secretly loosened when his rejection of climate change orthodoxy became public.
Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy
Inslee, Jay and Bracken Hendricks
Washington, DC: Island Press, 2008
This is a thoughtful, optimistic book, based on sound facts. No one before has tied together the concepts of economic growth and greenhouse gas reductions with such concrete examples. No one has previously told the real stories of the people who are right now on the front lines of the energy revolution.
The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power
New York: Free Press, 1991, rev. 2008
Now with a new epilogue that speaks directly to the current energy crisis, The Prize recounts the panoramic history of the world's most important resource: oil.
How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America's Energy Odyssey
Savage, Maryland: Bartleby Press, 2008
Veteran journalist William Tucker has relied on years of research and investigation to help us make sense of America s energy predicament without the burdens of political pressures or predetermined outcomes.
BEYOND FOSSIL FOOLS
The Roadmap to Energy Independence by 2040
Shuster, Joseph M.
Edina, MN: Beaver's Pond Press, 2008
If the U.S. solves only its own energy problem, but the world does not, then everyone still loses. Pollution knows no borders and a sinking ship takes down everyone on board. That is why all countries must do what they can to affect a global transition to all-renewable, clean energy by 2040. That means a coordinated global effort with global scope. That means leadership from the United States, Europe, China, India, and Japan. That means diligent commitment from average citizens around the world, and corporate and national leaders.
THE FIRST BILLION IS THE HARDEST
Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future
Pickens, T. Boone
New York: Crown Publishing, 2008
From a businessman who is extraordinarily humble yet is considered one of the world's most visionary, The First Billion Is the Hardest is both a riveting account of a life spent pulling off improbable triumphs and a report back from the front of the global energy and natural-resource wars—of vital interest to anyone who has a stake in America's future.
The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future
New York: Mariner Books, 2007
Despite a century-long legacy that has claimed millions of lives and ravaged the environment, coal as a fuel source is making a comeback. In a compelling blend of hard-hitting investigative reporting, history, and business analysis, this work illuminates the stark economic imperatives America faces.
Facing the Hard Truths about Energy
Committee on Global Oil and Gas, National Petroleum Council
Washington, DC: National Petroleum Council, 2007
The American people are very concerned about energy—its availability, reliability, cost, and environmental impact. Energy also has become a subject of urgent policy discussions. But energy is a complex subject, touching every part of daily life and the overall economy, involving a wide variety of technologies, and deeply affecting many aspects of our foreign relations.
THE AGE OF TURBULENCE
Adventures in a New World
New York: Penguin Books, 2007
Alan Greenspan shares the story of his life first simply with an eye toward doing justice to the extraordinary amount of history he has experienced and shaped. But his other goal is to draw readers along the same learning curve he followed, so they accrue a grasp of his own understanding of the underlying dynamics that drive world events.
How Leading Companies Are Reducing Their Climate Change Footprint
Hoffman, Andrew J.
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2007
Carbon Strategies describes specific steps any business can take to implement sound, practical, climate-related corporate policies.
THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO GLOBAL WARMING AND ENVIRONMENTALISM
Horner, Christopher C.
Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2007
It's time to stand up to the environmentalist industry and insist: human beings are not the enemy. In breezy, light-hearted, and always entertaining fashion, The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Global Warming and Environmentalism gives you the facts you need to do so.
HYDROGEN, FUEL CELLS AND INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM MULTI-YEAR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION PLAN
U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Washington, DC: rev. 2007
A Navigation Aid for Energy Leaders
Ross, Christopher E.H. and Lane E. Sloan
Tulsa, OK: Pennwell Books, 2007
Terra Incognita addresses the forthcoming transition in energy supplies and shift from conventional oil as the strategic energy source. It identifies the leadership challenges ahead and summarizes the lessons learned from interviews with more than 20 energy company CEOs and senior leaders.
REDUCING U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
How Much at What Cost?
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Co. and The Conference Board. December, 2007
BLUE PLANET IN GREEN SHACKLES
What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?
Washington, DC: Competitive Enterprise Institute, 2007
In this brilliantly argued book, Klaus argues that the environmental movement has transformed itself into an ideology that seeks to restrict human activities at any cost, and that policies being proposed to address global warming are both economically harmful -- especially to poor nations -- and utterly unjustified by current science.
NATIONAL SECURITY CONSEQUENCES OF U.S. OIL DEPENDENCY
Independent Task Force Report No. 58
Deutch, John and James R. Schlesinger, chairs
Washington, DC: Council on Foreign Relations, 2006.
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
New York: Rodale, 2006
With this book, Gore, who is one of our environmental heroes—and a leading expert—brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness—and with humor, too—that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked.
THE LAW OF BIOFUELS
A Guide to Business and Legal Issues
Stoel Rives Biofuels Team
Stoel Rives, LLP, 2006.
BIOFUELS: THINK OUTSIDE THE BARREL
PowerPoint presentation, Khosla Ventures, August 2006
IS ETHANOL CONTROVERSIAL?
SHOULD IT BE?
White paper, September 2006
IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF GASOLINE
Separating Reality from Blue-sky Dreaming?
White paper, September, 2006
REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE FREEDOMCAR AND FUEL PARTNERSHIP
Committee on Review of the FreedomCar and Fuel Research Program, Phase 1, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council of the National Academies
Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2005
ENERGY FOR THE PUBLIC
The Case for Increased Nuclear Fission Energy
White, R. Stephen
BookSurge Publishing, 2005
THE LONG EMERGENCY
Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century
Kunstler, James Howard
New York: Grove Press, 2005
Kunstler has established himself as one of the great commentators on American space and place. Now, with The Long Emergency, he offers a shocking vision of a post-oil future. The last two hundred years have seen the greatest explosion of progress and wealth in the history of mankind. But the oil age is at an end.
TWILIGHT IN THE DESERT
The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy
Simmons, Matthew R.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2005
Investment banker Simmons offers a detailed description of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the U.S and our long-standing dependence upon Saudi oil. With a field-by-field assessment of its key oilfields, he highlights many discrepancies between Saudi Arabia's actual production potential and its seemingly extravagant resource claims.
How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis—and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster
New York: Basic Books. 2004
Gelbspan, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, offers no less than a call to arms in this treatise on how global warming is a threat and how it can be avoided. Gelbspan expands the argument about global warming: not only is the current U.S. administration to blame, but journalists and activists are as well.
THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
Mergers, Structural Change, and Antitrust Enforcement
U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics
Federal Trade Commission staff study, Washington DC: 2004
GLOBAL SCENARIOS AND
Jet Stream Contexts to 2025
London: Shell International Limited, 2004
THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY
Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs
Committee on Alternatives and Strategies for Future Hydrogen Production and Use, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council and National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2004
THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR POWER
An Interdisciplinary MIT study
Beckjord, Eric S., ed.
Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003
BALANCING NATURAL GAS POLICY
Fueling the Demands of a Growing Economy, Volume II, Integrated Report
National Petroleum Council
Washington, DC: National Petroleum Council, 2003
GAS PRICES: HOW ARE THEY
United States Senate, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Governmental Affairs
Washington, DC: 2002
THE PARTY'S OVER
Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2003
In The Party's Over, Richard Heinberg places this momentous transition in historical context, showing how industrialism arose from the harnessing of fossil fuels, how competition to control access to oil shaped the geopolitics of the 20th century, and how contention for dwindling energy resources in the 21st century will lead to resource wars in the Middle East, Central Asia, and South America.
The Kyoto Protocol and Profit in the Global Warming Game
Albuquerque, NM: Green Fields America, 2003
Precious Air is the definitive study of global warming's affect on global economics, public policy, and commodities finance. Here is the story of the UN struggles that produced the Kyoto Protocol and the new emissions trading industry.
NUCLEAR IMPERATIVES AND
Dealing With Radioactive Waste
Carter, Luther J.
Washington, DC: Resources for the Future, Inc, 1987
SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE
How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country
New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 1987
In this penetrating study of the Federal Reserve Board in the Reagan era, Rolling Stone writer Greider (The Education of David Stockman) views the "Fed" chairman (until recently Paul Volcker) as the "second most powerful" officer of government, the high priest of a temple as mysterious as money itself, its processes unknown to the public and yet to be fully understood by any modern president.
The American West and Its Disappearing Water
New York: Viking, 1986
In this stunning work of history and investigative journalism, Reisner tells the story of conflicts over water policy in the West and the resulting damage to the land, wildlife and Indians.