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High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis

High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis

by Julian Darley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1931498679

ISBN-13: 9781931498678

Pub. Date: 07/30/2004

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Blackouts, rising gas prices, changes to the Clean Air Act, proposals to open wilderness and protected offshore areas to gas drilling, and increasing dependence on natural gas for electricity generation. What do all these developments have in common, and why should we care?

In this timely expose, author Julian Darley takes a hard-hitting look at natural gas as an

Overview

Blackouts, rising gas prices, changes to the Clean Air Act, proposals to open wilderness and protected offshore areas to gas drilling, and increasing dependence on natural gas for electricity generation. What do all these developments have in common, and why should we care?

In this timely expose, author Julian Darley takes a hard-hitting look at natural gas as an energy source that rapidly went from nuisance to crutch. Darley outlines the implications of our increased dependence on this energy source and why it has the potential to cause serious environmental, political, and economic consequences. In High Noon for Natural Gas readers can expect to find a critical analysis of government policy on energy, as well as a meticulously researched warning about our next potentially catastrophic energy crisis.
Did you know that:

  • Natural Gas (NG) is the second most important energy source after oil
  • In the U.S. alone, NG is used to supply 20% of all electricity and 60% of all home heating
  • NG is absolutely critical to the manufacture of agricultural fertilizers
  • In the U.S. the NG supply is at critically low levels, and early in 2003 we came within days of blackouts and heating shutdowns
  • Matt Simmons, the world's foremost private energy banker, is now warning that economic growth in the U.S. is under threat due to the looming NG crisis?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931498678
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date:
07/30/2004
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The gas itself
3. Moving gas
4. Demanding gas
5. Gas ability
6. Where on Earth are we now?
7. Energy security
8. Where the hell are we going?
9. But what else can we do?

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