High noon for natural gas

the new energy crisis

Author: Julian Darley

Publisher: Chelsea Green

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Blackouts, rising gas prices, changes to the Clean Air Act, proposals to drill in the wilderness . . . should we be concerned? Darley explores our dangerous dependence on natural gas, its declining supply, increasing costs, environmental disruption, and explosive potential.

The Long High Noon and The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion

Author: Loren D. Estleman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765388014

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2122

The Long High Noon Locked in a deadly feud, cowboys Randy Locke and Frank Farmer have spent decades attempting to annihilate each other. With the story of their long-term hatred well known, Frank and Randy are approached-separately, of course-with a proposition. Why not publicize their next duel and sell tickets to the event? Winner take all, in more ways than one. The Adventures of Johnny Vermillion Johnny Vermillion's theater troupe brings masterpieces to the Wild West. While his actors bustle on and off the stage, one plays the villain in the town's bank. A Pinkerton man notices the news reports of stage performances one day and bank robberies the next. He follows the troupe, packing his suspicions. Finally, he sets a clever trap.

The Myth of the Oil Crisis

Overcoming the Challenges of Depletion, Geopolitics, and Global Warming

Author: Robin M. Mills

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313354790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

View: 754

Argues that the world's oil supply is much greater than what is portrayed in the public media and that this misconception has led to policy choices on the part of industrial nations that are short-sighted, expensive, and self-defeating.

The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy

Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower

Author: Dan Chiras

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924796

Category: House & Home

Page: 352

View: 1106

The complete guide to clean, affordable, renewable energy resources

The Vega Factor

Oil Volatility and the Next Global Crisis

Author: Kent Moors

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118077091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 3871

How oil volatility is affecting the global political scene, and where the oil market is heading The world is rapidly moving towards an oil environment defined by volatility. The Vega Factor: Oil Volatility and the Next Global Crisis takes an in-depth look at the most important topics in the industry, including strategic risk, why traditional pricing mechanisms will no longer govern the market, and how the current government approaches have only worsened an already bad situation. Details the industry's players, including companies, traders, and governments Describes the priorities that will need to be revised, and the policies needed to achieve stability Explains how today's oil market is fundamentally different from the pre-crisis market Oil prices affect everyone. The Vega Factor explains the new international oil environment of increasing consolidation and decreasing competition, and reveals how consumers and investors can navigate price volatility and new government policies.

The Party's Over

Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

Author: Richard Heinberg

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 155092334X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6097

An updated edition of this bestselling book on the end of oil -- and its consequences.

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580956

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

View: 4992

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

The Long Descent

A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 155092396X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3176

SeattleOil.com The Internet writings of John Michael Greer - beyond any doubt the greatest peak oil historian in the English language - have finally made their way into print. Greer fans will recognize many of the book's passages from previous essays, but will be delighted to see them fleshed out here with additional examples and analysis.The Long Descent is one of the most highly anticipated peak oil books of the year, and it lives up to every ounce of hype. Greer is a captivating, brilliantly inventive writer with a deep knowledge of history, an impressive amount of mechanical savvy, a flair for storytelling and a gift for drawing art analogies. His new book presents an astonishing view of our society's past, present and future trajectory--one that is unmatched in its breadth and depth. Reviewed by Frank Kaminski Wired.com The Long Descent is a welcome antidote to the armageddonism that often accompanies peak oil discussions. "The decline of a civilization is rarely anything like so sudden for those who live through it" writes Greer, encouragingly; it's "a much slower and more complex transformation than the sudden catastrophes imagined by many soical critics today." The changes that will follow the decline of world petroleum production are likely to be sweeping and global, Greer concludes, but from the perspective of those who live through them these changes are much more likely to take gradual and local forms. Reviewed by Bruce Sterling Americans are expressing deep concern about US dependence on petroleum, rising energy prices, and the threat of climate change. Unlike the energy crisis of the 1970s, however, there is a lurking fear that now the times are different and the crisis may not easily be resolved. The Long Descent examines the basis of such fear through three core themes: Industrial society is following the same well-worn path that has led other civilizations into decline, a path involving a much slower and more complex transformation than the sudden catastrophes imagined by so many social critics today. The roots of the crisis lie in the cultural stories that shape the way we understand the world. Since problems cannot be solved with the same thinking that created them, these ways of thinking need to be replaced with others better suited to the needs of our time. It is too late for massive programs for top-down change; the change must come from individuals. Hope exists in actions that range from taking up a handicraft or adopting an “obsolete” technology, through planting an organic vegetable garden, taking charge of your own health care or spirituality, and building community. Focusing eloquently on constructive adaptation to massive change, this book will have wide appeal.

Adapting to the End of Oil

Toward an Earth-Centered Spirituality

Author: Maynard Kaufman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462824328

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

View: 8224

Adapting to the End of Oil: Toward an Earth-Centered Spirituality Americans, who burn more fossil fuels than any other country, will have a hard time adapting to the end of cheap oil. This book explains how our materialistic values evolved to make us such wasteful consumers and how corporations profi t at our expense. The bad news is that rising prices of oil may bankrupt our economy unless we learn how to reduce our energy use. The good news is that earth-centered values are being affi rmed by increasing numbers of people. The book shows how earth-centered spirituality can help us live more modestly on the earth and preserve the climate.

The Gas Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electric lighting

Page: N.A

View: 6789

World Energy Crisis: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691482

Category: Science

Page: 334

View: 8700

This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis. • A bibliographic chapter devoted to print and electronic resources on the topic useful to readers interested in continuing their research on world energy issues • Profiles of individuals and organizations with special interests in the world energy crisis • 20 tables providing relevant data, such as a list of the years various countries hit "peak oil" (the maximum amount of oil produced in a single year) • Primary documents relating to the world energy crisis

The Natural Gas Journal

1914

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural gas

Page: N.A

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Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity

Author: John Kotz,Paul Treichel,John Townsend

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495387126

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 1382

Includes Chapters 11-23 of the core text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Enhanced Edition

Author: John Kotz,Paul Treichel,John Townsend

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495390291

Category: Science

Page: 1312

View: 7433

Revised to help students obtain a higher level of understanding of general chemistry concepts, CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, 7th Edition provides the most robust homework/assessment tools ever offered in chemistry. The Enhanced Review Edition combines the text's signature logical organization, macro to micro orientation, and superior art program with new exam preparation sections designed to help students better prepare for multiple chapter examinations. Let's Review sections present study tips, key points lists, and new exam-type questions for multiple chapters grouped according to where most exams occur in the course. The Enhanced Review Edition includes the same integration of media as the standard edition, which includes hundreds of guided simulations, animations, video clips, and a personal tutor. Online Web-based Learning (OWL) is a fully customizable homework system with an optional e-book that maximizes study time and your options for assignments and is available for separate purchase or in a package with your text. Additional more challenging end-of-chapter study questions, which are fully assignable in OWL, give you more choices. And for the student on the go, the new Go Chemistry mini video lectures and flash cards provide the perfect quick review. Quality writing, seamless technology integration, and a rich ancillary package remain the hallmarks of the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Gas Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gas manufacture and works

Page: N.A

View: 8626

Confronting Collapse

The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World

Author: Michael C. Ruppert

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582991

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 6055

The book that inspired the movie Collapse. The world is running short of energy-especially cheap, easy-to-find oil. Shortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the global economy, and our entire way of life. In Confronting Collapse, author Michael C. Ruppert, a former LAPD narcotics officer turned investigative journalist, details the intricate connections between money and energy, including the ways in which oil shortages and price spikes triggered the economic crash that began in September 2008. Given the 96 percent correlation between economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions and the unlikelihood of economic growth without a spike in energy use, Ruppert argues that we are not, in fact, on the verge of economic recovery, but on the verge of complete collapse. Ruppert's truth is not merely inconvenient. It is utterly devastating. But there is still hope. Ruppert outlines a 25-point plan of action, including the creation of a second strategic petroleum reserve for the use of state and local governments, the immediate implementation of a national Feed-in Tariff mandating that electric utilities pay 3 percent above market rates for all surplus electricity generated from renewable sources, a thorough assessment of soil conditions nationwide, and an emergency action plan for soil restoration and sustainable agriculture.

The Boom

How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Author: Russell Gold

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451692293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 9297

Presents an unstinting exploration of controversial fracking technologies to consider the arguments of its supporters and detractors, profiling key contributors while explaining how the practice is changing the way energy is used.

Operating Section Proceedings

Author: American Gas Association. Operating Section

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gas industry

Page: N.A

View: 5955