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America is just one crisis away from an energy emergency that will completely disrupt daily life, sharply increase energy prices, and perhaps even lead to a military intervention in world energy markets. Yet, as households and businesses suffer the impacts of our nation's worsening oil addiction, and as the world's atmosphere clogs with carbon pollution, there is just one bold, integrated, comprehensive energy program on the table. This is it.

In Leading by Example, Governor Richardson offers a positive, practical vision of the future that will eliminate our nation's crippling dependence on foreign oil, while rapidly cutting our climate-changing emissions. The program relies on new technologies and domestic energy sources, from renewables to efficiency and plug-in cars, that will grow the American economy while protecting our national security and restoring an oil-free foreign policy. Bill Richardson sees a thriving nation, invigorated by new opportunities, free from the constant threat of interrupted oil supplies, and finding innovative solutions for slowing and reversing global climate change. America will once again lead the world toward peace and prosperity. But to achieve these changes, America must move quickly.

Calling on every man, woman, and child in the United States to take part in an ambitious nationwide campaign to achieve energy independence in the very near future, Richardson lays out the details of a plan designed to:

  • Cut oil dependence 50 percent by 2020, including an 80 percent reduction in oil imports

  • Reduce carbon emissions 20 to 30 percent by 2020 and 90 percent by 2050

  • Quickly bring new automotive technologies to market

  • Develop, manufacture, and export energy-saving technologies

  • Decrease the need for American forces to defend world oil supplies

  • Meet energy demand much more efficiently across the economy

  • Develop, manufacture, and export energy-saving technologies

  • Restore America's leadership role in the world, from energy to climate to world peace and security

Governor Richardson knows that the American people are ready for change, eager to play their part, and impatient for leadership that addresses the energy-environment-security nexus as a whole. In Leading by Example, he sets the standard for a fully developed, well-considered energy plan—one that demands committed presidential leadership and deserves the support of the American people.

Synopsis:

Global climate change?

We can stop it.

Addiction to oil?We can replace it.

Technological innovation?

We can create it.

But we can't wait twenty, thirty, or fifty years.

Bill Richardson launched his campaign for the presidency to remind the American people--and their representatives in Washington--that we know how to get things done. We need to end our dependence on oil, and we need to do it yesterday.

This isn't something that's going to happen only in Washington, or Detroit, or even Hollywood or Tokyo. It's going to take all of us, a united United States. We have the opportunity, perhaps for only a few years, to make dramatic but beneficial changes in the way we run America.

As Leading by Example makes clear, if we succeed, with strong presidential leadership and the support of the American people, we will restore America's role in the world--a source of moral leadership, a source of astonishing technology, and a source of optimism to be admired.

Synopsis:

Global climate change?

We can stop it.

Addiction to oil?We can replace it.

Technological innovation?

We can create it.

But we can't wait twenty, thirty, or fifty years.

Bill Richardson launched his campaign for the presidency to remind the American people--and their representatives in Washington--that we know how to get things done. We need to end our dependence on oil, and we need to do it yesterday.

This isn't something that's going to happen only in Washington, or Detroit, or even Hollywood or Tokyo. It's going to take all of us, a united United States. We have the opportunity, perhaps for only a few years, to make dramatic but beneficial changes in the way we run America.

As Leading by Example makes clear, if we succeed, with strong presidential leadership and the support of the American people, we will restore America's role in the world--a source of moral leadership, a source of astonishing technology, and a source of optimism to be admired.

About the Author

Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM) has served as Secretary of Energy and Ambassador to the United Nations. Now, as the only candidate with executive and foreign policy experience, he presents an action program to sharply reduce America's oil dependence, build foreign policy on our principles instead of our addictions, and lead the world with energy and climate solutions that might just save millions of American jobs—and the planet.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. No Challenge Is Greater or More Important.

2. 1997–2007: Then and Now.

3. Oil, Coal, and the Planet’s Future.

4. A Confused World, an Opportunity to Lead.

5. Learning from Others.

6. The Costs of Action, the Price of Inaction.

7. Government Must Play a Role.

8. Using the Bully Pulpit: The Power of the Energy President.

9. Facing Reality.

10. 2020 Vision: An Energy Revolution, in Five Simple Steps.

Acknowledgments.

Further Reading.

Index.

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livegreen.ordie, June 30, 2007 (view all comments by livegreen.ordie)
Bill Richardson's historical determination has defined a new sense of direction for America. His book centers on what the political factors are that define what America should be-not what our present government tells us we are. His values are consistent with how he presents himself to be as he focuses on the severity of Global Warming and Climate Change.
I believe that he is capable of bringing ALL of our troops home. He has a certain pride in his accomplishments and a clearcut knowledge of how we can move away from oil dependence which threatens our national security.
He has made the connection with big oil and bad government and proposes that we start by adopting renewable energy plans at the local level first. We each play a role in our own energy independence, and by adopting guidelines that force suppliers to invest in clean energy and stop doing business with the ones who refuse, we can make this work.
How can we not like the man?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780470186374
Author:
Richardson, Bill
Publisher:
Wiley (TP)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Energy policy
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Power Resources - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Energy policy -- United States.
Subject:
Power resources -- Government policy.
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
General & Introductory Political Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
How We Can Inspire a
Publication Date:
20080128
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.24 x 6.08 x 0.92 in

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"Synopsis" by , Global climate change?

We can stop it.

Addiction to oil?We can replace it.

Technological innovation?

We can create it.

But we can't wait twenty, thirty, or fifty years.

Bill Richardson launched his campaign for the presidency to remind the American people--and their representatives in Washington--that we know how to get things done. We need to end our dependence on oil, and we need to do it yesterday.

This isn't something that's going to happen only in Washington, or Detroit, or even Hollywood or Tokyo. It's going to take all of us, a united United States. We have the opportunity, perhaps for only a few years, to make dramatic but beneficial changes in the way we run America.

As Leading by Example makes clear, if we succeed, with strong presidential leadership and the support of the American people, we will restore America's role in the world--a source of moral leadership, a source of astonishing technology, and a source of optimism to be admired.

"Synopsis" by , Global climate change?

We can stop it.

Addiction to oil?We can replace it.

Technological innovation?

We can create it.

But we can't wait twenty, thirty, or fifty years.

Bill Richardson launched his campaign for the presidency to remind the American people--and their representatives in Washington--that we know how to get things done. We need to end our dependence on oil, and we need to do it yesterday.

This isn't something that's going to happen only in Washington, or Detroit, or even Hollywood or Tokyo. It's going to take all of us, a united United States. We have the opportunity, perhaps for only a few years, to make dramatic but beneficial changes in the way we run America.

As Leading by Example makes clear, if we succeed, with strong presidential leadership and the support of the American people, we will restore America's role in the world--a source of moral leadership, a source of astonishing technology, and a source of optimism to be admired.

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