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.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments. 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.