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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?
  • Synopsis:

    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.

    Synopsis:

    A hard-hitting look at out dangerous dependence on natural gas, its declining supply, increasing costs, environmental disruption, and explosive potential

    About the Author

    Julian Darley is a British environmental researcher who writes about nonmarket and non-technology-based responses to global environmental degradation. He runs an Internet broadcasting station (GlobalPublicMedia.com), develops OpenSource web database sites for nonprofits and civil society organizations, and is currently writing a book on how and why we need "global relocalization" of the economy, society and culture. Julian lives in Vancouver, Canada.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781931498531
    Author:
    Darley, Julian
    Publisher:
    Chelsea Green Publishing Company
    Location:
    White River Junction, Vt.
    Subject:
    Energy
    Subject:
    Power Resources
    Subject:
    Natural gas
    Subject:
    Energy policy
    Subject:
    Fuel switching.
    Subject:
    Public Policy - Economic Policy
    Subject:
    Public Policy - Environmental Policy
    Subject:
    Power Resources - General
    Subject:
    Energy-General
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Series:
    Politics of the Living
    Series Volume:
    18445
    Publication Date:
    20040931
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    266
    Dimensions:
    9 x 6 in 16 oz

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