A declaration of energy independence : how freedom from foreign oil can improve national security, our economy, and the environment / Jay Hakes.

By: Hakes, Jay E
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, c2008Description: iv, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780470267639 (cloth); 0470267631 (cloth)Subject(s): Energy policy -- United States | Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- United States | Power resources -- United States | World politics -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 333.790973 HAD LOC classification: HD9502.U52 | H336 2008Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only | OCLC | Ebook Fulltext
Contents:
Pt. 1. The problem of America's energy dependence. America's plunge into reliance on foreign oil -- A forgotten victory gives hope : how America solved its last energy crisis and cut oil imports in half -- Lapsing back into oil addiction : retreating from battle under presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush -- Blood and treasure : the heavy cost of dependence on Middle East oil -- Fossil fuels and global warming : a dangerous experiment with the planet -- The magic and limits of market-based solutions -- Seeing through the ideological blinders (of the right and the left) -- Pt. 2. Seven economically and politically viable paths to Energy independence. Solution one : store massive emergency reserves -- Solution two : drive the car of the future -- Solution three : bring alternative fuels to market -- Solution four : plug into an electric future -- Solution five : adopt energy taxes liberals and conservatives can like -- Solution six : make energy conservation a patriotic duty -- Solution seven : throw some "Hail Marys" -- Pt. 3. What we need from national leaders (and from voters).
Summary: & Quot;Hakes argues persuasively that the United States can end its damaging dependence on foreign oil. He tells the story of failures and surprising successes in federal energy policies of the last forty years, and where we need to go in the future. Both a careful scholar and a realistic veteran of state and federal government, Hakes has written an important book that provides workable solutions to our nation's energy problems.". -- Former President Jimmy Carter. In response to the oil crises of the 1970s, America developed a bipartisan energy policy that made us safer, greener, and far le.
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Pt. 1. The problem of America's energy dependence. America's plunge into reliance on foreign oil -- A forgotten victory gives hope : how America solved its last energy crisis and cut oil imports in half -- Lapsing back into oil addiction : retreating from battle under presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush -- Blood and treasure : the heavy cost of dependence on Middle East oil -- Fossil fuels and global warming : a dangerous experiment with the planet -- The magic and limits of market-based solutions -- Seeing through the ideological blinders (of the right and the left) -- Pt. 2. Seven economically and politically viable paths to Energy independence. Solution one : store massive emergency reserves -- Solution two : drive the car of the future -- Solution three : bring alternative fuels to market -- Solution four : plug into an electric future -- Solution five : adopt energy taxes liberals and conservatives can like -- Solution six : make energy conservation a patriotic duty -- Solution seven : throw some "Hail Marys" -- Pt. 3. What we need from national leaders (and from voters).


& Quot;Hakes argues persuasively that the United States can end its damaging dependence on foreign oil. He tells the story of failures and surprising successes in federal energy policies of the last forty years, and where we need to go in the future. Both a careful scholar and a realistic veteran of state and federal government, Hakes has written an important book that provides workable solutions to our nation's energy problems.". -- Former President Jimmy Carter. In response to the oil crises of the 1970s, America developed a bipartisan energy policy that made us safer, greener, and far le.

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