The Grand Energy Transition: The Rise of Energy Gases, Sustainable Life and Growth, and the Next Great Economic Expansion

The Grand Energy Transition: The Rise of Energy Gases, Sustainable Life and Growth, and the Next Great Economic Expansion

by Robert A. Hefner III

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ISBN-13: 9780470549889
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/20/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Robert A. Hefner III is founder and owner of GHK Exploration (, a private natural gas exploration and production firm. He pioneered ultradeep natural gas exploration and production, led the development of innovative technology needed to successfully drill and produce many of the world's deepest and highest pressure natural gas wells, and was a leader in the industry's successful efforts to deregulate the price of natural gas. Hefner is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London, a Fellow National of the Explorers Club, a member of Singapore's International Advisory Panel on Energy, and a member of the International Council at the Belfer Center at Harvard University. He is an Advisory Director of the Center for a New American Security. Hefner and his wife, MeiLi, initiated and support the Hefner China Fund, which has brought rising young Chinese government officials to study in the fields of energy, culture, and foreign policy at the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Hefner holds a petroleum geology degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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Table of Contents


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.



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