2007 Policy #05 Energy Top Books

Earth Policy #5: Energy

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
1.  The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James Howard Kunstler
The list author says:
“See my longer review.  Top notch book.”
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Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum (American Empire Project)
2.  Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum (American Empire Project) by Michael T. Klare
The list author says:
“Klare was the first to anticipate the illegal wars that Dick Cheney would kick off.”
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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
3.  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
The list author says:
“This also fits under Justice and Economy.  Essentially, the US and its multinational energy companies have been looting the rest of the world to profit, while leaving the US public vulnerable to catastrophic increases in energy prices.”
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Environment, Energy, and Society: A New Synthesis
4.  Environment, Energy, and Society: A New Synthesis by Craig R. Humphrey
The list author says:
“Excellent combination.  IT IS ALL CONNECTED.  No Presidential candidate can be credible if they do not understand the inter-relationship among the ten threats, twelve policies, and eight challengers.”
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Global Energy Shifts: Fostering Sustainability in a Turbulent Age
5.  Global Energy Shifts: Fostering Sustainability in a Turbulent Age by Bruce Podobnik
The list author says:
“Global overview.  Helpful.”
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Renewable Energy: A Global Review of Technologies, Policies and Markets
6.  Renewable Energy: A Global Review of Technologies, Policies and Markets by Dirk Assmann
The list author says:
“Worth a look.”
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The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
7.  The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World by Paul Roberts
The list author says:
“Future oriented.”
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Renewable Energy Policy
8.  Renewable Energy Policy by Paul Komor
The list author says:
“Solutions abound.”
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Terra Incognita: A Navigation Aid for Energy Leaders
9.  Terra Incognita: A Navigation Aid for Energy Leaders by Christopher E. H. Ross
The list author says:
“Proovacative.  See also the WIRED Magazine cover story published the same month Dick Cheney was holding his secret meetings with Enron and Exxon.”
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The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy
10.  The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy by Peter W. Huber
The list author says:
“Waste fuel is now real in Brazl.  US should be pursuing this NOW.”
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Blood of the Earth: The Battle for the World's Vanishing Oil Resources
11.  Blood of the Earth: The Battle for the World’s Vanishing Oil Resources by Dilip Hiro
The list author says:
“Top of the line evaluation.”
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Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak
12.  Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert’s Peak by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
The list author says:
“This was all known in 1974-1979 when the Senate held hearings.  The Senate, and the White House, betrayed their oaths of office in ignoring the problem at a time when it could have been easily addressed without stress to the working men and women of America.”
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Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction
13.  Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction by Terry Tamminen
The list author says:
“Brilliant–and count all lives, not just US military lives.”
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Petrodollar Warfare: Oil, Iraq and the Future of the Dollar
14.  Petrodollar Warfare: Oil, Iraq and the Future of the Dollar by analyst. William R. Clark
The list author says:
“Read my longer review.  The bottom line is that the US dollar, once backed by gold and then by oil, is now adrift.  Wall Street is preparing to evacuate, and treat the US as a declining Third World power.”
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The Oil Crisis of 1973-1974: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
15.  The Oil Crisis of 1973-1974: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture) by Karen R. Merrill
The list author says:
“We had a chance, and blew it.”
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Saving Energy, Growing Jobs: How Environmental Protection Promotes Economic Growth, Competition, Profitability and Innovation
16.  Saving Energy, Growing Jobs: How Environmental Protection Promotes Economic Growth, Competition, Profitability and Innovation by David B. Goldstein PhD
The list author says:
“Emergence of a new literature, see Green to Gold, Natural Capitalism, Ecology of Commerce.”
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Kicking the Carbon Habit: Global Warming and the Case for Renewable and Nuclear Energy
17.  Kicking the Carbon Habit: Global Warming and the Case for Renewable and Nuclear Energy by William Sweet
The list author says:
“One of many solutions books.  Most of them fail to focus on the urgency of localizing agriculture, energy, and water.”
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Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy
18.  Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy by Hermann Scheer
The list author says:
“Part ofthe answer.”
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Alternative Energy Resources : The Quest for Sustainable Energy
19.  Alternative Energy Resources : The Quest for Sustainable Energy by Paul Kruger
The list author says:
“Hydrogen is portable, sunlight and wind power can create hydrogen and solve the energy entropy challenge of distilling fresh water from the sea.”
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High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis
20.  High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis by Julian Darley
The list author says:
“Helpful focus on natural gas instead of oil.”
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Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy (Woodrow Wilson Center Press)
21.  Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy (Woodrow Wilson Center Press) by Jan H. Kalicki
The list author says:
“Conventional wisdom.”
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Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility
22.  Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility by Christopher A. Simon
The list author says:
“Part of the solution.”
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Biofuels for Transport: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Energy and Agriculture
23.  Biofuels for Transport: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Energy and Agriculture by Worldwatch Institute
The list author says:
“Biofuels are grossly over-sold.  Wind, water, and waste are the three real winners.  Also water separation into hydrogen and oxygen in a closed system.”
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China's Energy Future: The Middle Kingdom Seeks Its Place in the Sun
24.  China’s Energy Future: The Middle Kingdom Seeks Its Place in the Sun by Robert E. Ebel
The list author says:
“No matter what the US does, if it is not immediately migratable to China and theo there eight major players outside the EU, we are toast.”
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The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future
25.  The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future by Hermann Scheer
The list author says:
“Part of the solution.”
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International Energy Markets: Understanding Pricing, Policies and Profits
26.  International Energy Markets: Understanding Pricing, Policies and Profits by Carol A. Dahl
The list author says:
“Useful economic overview.  However, if we do not factor in corruption and crime and corporate capital flight, we cannot understand the “true cost” of what we are about.”
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A Policy of Discontent: The Making of a National Energy Strategy
27.  A Policy of Discontent: The Making of a National Energy Strategy by Vito Stagliano
The list author says:
“Useful focus on “strategy.””
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Energy for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide to Conventional And Alternative Sources
28.  Energy for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide to Conventional And Alternative Sources by Roy L. Neresesian
The list author says:
“Interesting!”
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Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies, 2nd Edition
29.  Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies, 2nd Edition by G. Z. Brown
The list author says:
“This is important.  How we design everything has substantial implications for how we use, do not use, or recycle energy.”
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Blackout: How the Electric Industry Exploits America
30.  Blackout: How the Electric Industry Exploits America by Gordon Lee Weil
The list author says:
“They lie, cheat, steal, and fail to invest in renewing the infrastructure.”
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