The Resource The end of energy : the unmaking of America's environment, security, and independence, Michael J. Graetz

The end of energy : the unmaking of America's environment, security, and independence, Michael J. Graetz

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The end of energy : the unmaking of America's environment, security, and independence
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The end of energy
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the unmaking of America's environment, security, and independence
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Michael J. Graetz
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eng
Summary
Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel--coal--to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence--from the Nixon administration's fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over "cap and trade"--and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Rather than pushing policies that, over time, would produce the changes we need, presidents have swung for the fences, wasting billions seeking a technological "silver bullet" to solve all our problems. Congress has continually elevated narrow parochial interests over our national goals, directing huge subsidies and tax breaks to favored constituents and contributors. And, despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s, Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue--and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence
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Graetz, Michael J
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333.7900973
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index present
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  • HD9502.U52
  • HD9502.U52
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  • G685 2011eb
  • G68 2011eb
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  • Energy industries
  • Energy development
  • Energy policy
  • United States
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The end of energy : the unmaking of America's environment, security, and independence, Michael J. Graetz
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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/bkabstractplus.jsp?bkn=6267529
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Contents
A "new economic policy" -- Losing control over oil -- The environment moves front and center -- No more nuclear -- The changing face of coal -- Natural gas and the ability to price -- The quest for alternatives -- A crisis of confidence -- The end of an era -- Climate change : a game changer -- Shock to trance : the power of price -- The invisible hand : regulation and the rise of cap and trade -- Government for the people : Congress and the road to reform -- Disaster in the Gulf
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1 PDF (x, 369 pages).
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9780262295611
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electronic
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  • (CaBNVSL)mat06267529
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The end of energy : the unmaking of America's environment, security, and independence, Michael J. Graetz
Link
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/bkabstractplus.jsp?bkn=6267529
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A "new economic policy" -- Losing control over oil -- The environment moves front and center -- No more nuclear -- The changing face of coal -- Natural gas and the ability to price -- The quest for alternatives -- A crisis of confidence -- The end of an era -- Climate change : a game changer -- Shock to trance : the power of price -- The invisible hand : regulation and the rise of cap and trade -- Government for the people : Congress and the road to reform -- Disaster in the Gulf
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (x, 369 pages).
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers
Isbn
9780262295611
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CaBNVSL)mat06267529
  • (IDAMS)0b000064818b4571
  • (IEEE)6267529
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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