Why We Hate the Oil Companies Straight Talk from an Energy Insider

ISBN-10: 0230115942

ISBN-13: 9780230115941

Edition: 2011

Authors: John Hofmeister, George Witte

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As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for being a straight shooter, willing to challenge his peers throughout the industry. Now, he's a man on a mission, the founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, crisscrossing the country in a grassroots campaign to change the way we look at energy in this country. While pundits proffer false new promises of green energy independence, or flatly deny the existence of a problem, Hofmeister offers an insider's view of what's behind the energy companies' posturing, and how politicians use energy misinformation, disinformation, and lack of information to get and stay elected. He tackles the energy controversy head-on, without regard for political correctness. He also provides a new framework for solving difficult problems, identifying solutions that will lead to a future of comfortable lifestyles, affordable and clean energy, environmental protection, and sustained economic competitiveness.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 8/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

George Witte is the author of two previous collections, The Apparitioners and Deniability . His poems have been published in a range of journals and anthologized in The Best American Poetry, Old Flame, Rabbit Ears , and Vocabula Bound . He received Poetry magazine's Frederick Bock prize, as well as a fellowship from the New Jersey Council for the Arts. The editor in chief of St. Martin's Press, he lives with his family in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Introduction
The Future Is More, Not Less
A Postindustrial information-based economy demands more energy, not less. Surprised?
Energy Independence? Keep Dreaming
Energy independence should not be a goal-it should be a by-product of effective policies.
There is an Energy Shortage, but There Is No Shortage of Energy
we will never run out of energy, unless we choose wrong policies or fail to implement right policies.
Inconvenient or not, the trust is that climate change is Not the issue
Let's quit debating global warming and manage gaseous wastes as we do other trash.
Beware the Reckless Right and Ludicrous Left
Put in charge of energy, the right wing will destroy the earth, the left wing will destroy the earth, the left wing will destroy our society.
Forget the Free Market
Let's quit pretending .Energy access, production, storage, distribution, and sales have been regulated for decades.
The Industry Is Parochial Surprised?
The energy industry cannot solve our energy crisis I should know.
Oil and Gas: Unlovable and Unavoidable Utilities: Ditto!
The oil and gas industry, locked in its paradigm, is unlovable but essential. So quit complaining and get used to it.
Conservation starts with Land use Management
If we are unwilling as a nation to address urban and rural planning in more signification ways, let's quit pretending we're serious about energy efficiency.
Energy and Politics: Oil and water
There is a basic Conflict between "energy time," which is defined by decades, and "political time,'' which is defined by two-and Four-year cycles.
Our Government is Broken
When addressing energy and the environment, the federal government is paralyzed by partisanship and stymied by dysfunction "Political time" makes it worse.
Here's How we Fix it!
We need an intervention to put the nation on the right course to deliver energy security and environmental protection.
Every voice counts
Governments will create independent regulatory bodies to govern energy security and the environment only if grassroots citizens demand them.
Where Do We Go from Her?
Independent regulatory leadership could launch nations towards multi-decade journeys of unprecedented economic and environmental renewal. Its absence will take many unprecedented energy abyss.
Afterword
Acknowledgements
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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