Green Bubble: Waste into Wealth: The New Energy Revolution

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In this prescient volume, noted economist Robert Bell argues that—the next four years will be an increasingly frenzied lead-up to a gigantic stockmarket bubble in renewable energy;—the new energy revolution will have a profound impact on everything that humanbeings construct, move, or deliberately heat or cool;—and the consequences of the first truly global stock market bubble will transformevery country, every industry, and nearly every business.But after the bubble bursts, most of the investors in the bubble, ...

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Overview

In this prescient volume, noted economist Robert Bell argues that—the next four years will be an increasingly frenzied lead-up to a gigantic stockmarket bubble in renewable energy;—the new energy revolution will have a profound impact on everything that humanbeings construct, move, or deliberately heat or cool;—and the consequences of the first truly global stock market bubble will transformevery country, every industry, and nearly every business.But after the bubble bursts, most of the investors in the bubble, those who didnot get out in time and numbering perhaps a billion or more, will have lost a materialamount of their life savings. Some will have invested individually, others through theirpension funds, still others through their government's tax money, and, finally, quite afew through all of the above.And, what of the outcome? A World-War magnitude of invested money willactually have paid for the transformation out of oil and into renewable energy. Theresult—the climate will probably have been saved, and there will be nearly limitlessenergy. But it will have virtually no monetary value. Energy will be 'too cheap tometer.'Readers of The Green Bubble will learn about the new energy revolution and willdiscover what works and what doesn't, and why they will have to watch their investmentsclosely—especially those made by others on their behalf.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789209559
  • Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/29/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Bell, Ph.D. (Cybernetics), Professor of Management and Chairman of the Economics Department, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, is the author of seven previous books, including: Beursbedrog (The Stock Market Sting), De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam, 2003; Les Pêchés capitaux de la haute technologie (The Capital Sins of High Technology), Seuil, Paris, 1998; Impure Science, Wiley, N.Y., 1992. He lives in New York and Paris.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Disclosure

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 The Green Panic: All Roads Lead Out of Oil 7

Chapter 3 What Works Now? 41

Chapter 4 The Hydrogen Pork Barrel, Market Forces, and Subsidized Bubbles 90

Chapter 5 The Bubble at the Convergence of Four Dreams 124

Chapter 6 Why the Greens Turned Out to Be Right 142

Chapter 7 The Ghost of Arthur Andersen 169

Chapter 8 Selling the Wind 201

Chapter 9 The US Out-distanced by Japan, Spain, Germany, France, Canada, Denmark, Brazil, India, and China 229

Chapter 10 Why Should All of This Produce a New Energy Bubble? 256

Notes 283

Index 299

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