Michael J. Graetz, "The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America's Environment, Security, and Independence"
The MI..T Press | 2011 | ISBN: 0262015676 | PDF | 384 pages | 3,3 MB
Forty years of energy incompetence: villains, failures of leadership, and missed opportunities.
"A winner--and quite possibly the best and most important book from this outstanding political writer. The End of Energy is a beautifully written book on a fascinating and vital topic. Each chapter offers a gripping story, a history lesson, and a public policy moral. It sounds an alarm that we ignore at our peril: we keep ducking this problem, searching for easy answers (a technological fix) and doing foolish things (low prices). Graetz is out to wake us up." --James Morone, Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, Brown University, and author of Hellfire Nation "The End of Energy is required reading for anyone interested in energy policy. Graetz tells a spellbinding story of how we've gotten to where we are today with our confused collection of federal policies. This book should be on the bookshelf of everyone working on energy policy both in and out of government." --Gilbert E. Metcalf, Professor of Economics, Tufts University "The End of Energy is a tour de force, carrying the reader through four decades of U.S. energy policymaking. With scholarly care and policy insight, Michael Graetz shows step by step--and misstep by misstep--how we've ended up with greater dependency on fossil fuels than ever despite constant calls for a changed energy path that would cut emissions, reduce the threat of climate change, and end the national security burdens that come with vast quantities of imported oil. This book is a must-read for students, policymakers, business leaders, and anyone interested in the sorry story of U.S. energy policy."
--Daniel C. Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University, and coauthor of Green to Gold