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Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insiderby John Hofmeister
Synopses & Reviews
As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for being a straight shooter, willing to challenge his peers throughout the industry. Now, hes 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 insiders view of whats 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.
About the Author
John Hofmeister joined Shell Oil in 1997 and served as its president from 2005-2008, following twenty-five years in major energy consuming companies, including GE, Nortel and AlliedSignal. He is now the chairman of the board of the National Urban League and founder of the nonprofit Citizens for Affordable Energy. He has appeared on the Today Show, Meet the Press, and other major news shows, and continues to be sought out as an expert on energy issues by media including CNN, CNBC, Fox Business Today, and Bloomberg, among others. He lives in Houston, TX.
Table of Contents
The Future is More, not Less
There is an Energy Shortage, But There is no Shortage of Energy
Energy Independence? Keep Dreaming
No, We're not Addicted to Oil
Go right! Go left! No way!
Forget the Free Market
The Future is Struggle
The Industry is Parochial. Surprised?
Oil and Gas: Unlovable and Unavoidable
Can Refueling Stay Simple?
Conservation Starts with Land Use Management
Inconvenient or not, the Truth is That Climate Change is not the Issue
Energy and Politics: Oil and Water
Our Government is Broken
Here's How We Fix it
More is More - Every Voice Counts
Epilogue: U.S. Energy in 2110
What Our Readers Are Saying
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