By depoliticizing the energy-climate debate the authors succeed in exposing corrupt political thinking and 'green' myth-making about issues that affect every one of us. Today, energy is the most important commodity in the world. Yet our basic energy security is threatened by an ideological social agenda driven more by myth than reality. "Energy and Climate Wars" exposes the energy and climate myths that are driving today's public debate, from the West's war on carbon to the concept of peak oil and renewable energy. Using facts and empirical science, Peter Glover and Michael Economides show how most of the battle over energy and climate issues are the works of political and 'green' ideologues bent on social engineering programs. They present facts that are often obscured by media hype and speculative science to demolish popular myths, including the belief that energy politics are carried out in the best interest of all and that renewable energy can replace hydrocarbon economy.
A thought-provoking, meticulously researched book, "Energy and Climate Wars" will help readers grasp the issues at stake and understand how energy and climate policy directly affect their lives with higher energy prices and security threats.
"I like this book and its tone: destroying myths and providing a dose of reality in a world that unfortunately has fallen victim to nonsense and unrealistic expectations form so-called alternatives. Energy is a far too important an issue to allow charlatans to have a say. The future of the welfare of the world depends on the proper management of energy resources and the availability of abundant and affordable energy. Oil and gas are here to stay for a long time." Dr Don Wolcott, Chairman ROC Oil Ltd & former Senior Vice President, YUKOS (1999 to 2004) during which he played a pivotal role in leading YUKOS to become the top oil producing company in Russia. "I am very interested in the upcoming book by Glover and Economides. I have been very familiar with the work of Prof. Economides and I have been instrumental in facilitating the translation and publishing of two of his books in Chinese. Both made the best seller list in books in translation and resulted in three major speeches and two large book-signing events by him in Beijing. The new book will hit a raw nerve in the world. Energy is without a question the commodity that describes today's world and yet many are now tampering with it for reasons that are difficult for most people to understand. There is one thing that is certain. China's economic well being depends on abundant and affordable energy sources and this is the only way that the country will fulfill its expected role in the future. This book provides invaluable and unique insight on world energy, economy and environment, far more insightful than the noise currently inundating the world press." Chen Weidong, Executive VP & Chief Strategy Officer, China Oilfield Services Ltd. "Energy shapes the modern world and it is without question critical to our future welfare. That is why tampering with abundant energy supply may prove catastrophic. Fossil fuels account for 87% of global energy consumption. Despite ongoing efforts to replace them with biomass, wind, tidal, fuel cells and others, they will continue to dominate the energy spectrum for the next 50-60 years, and there is no peak oil in sight. Therefore, the responsible way to address a sound long-term energy future is to continue improving the technology for increased efficiency and emissions abatement in the exploitation and burning of fossil fuels, irrespective of the support given to alternative sources. Resource nationalism and political pressures should not be seen as insurmountable hurdles, because at the end the issue will always come down to business interests. Energy and Climate Wars needs to be read by politicos and anyone needing to distinguish hard facts from wishful thinking." Luis E. Giusti, Senior Advisor, Center for International & Strategic Studies, Washington DC & former President of the Venezuelan National Oil Company "A good read for anyone interested in climate and energy issues. Agree or disagree, the issues are too important to be viewed through a politically correct smokescreen. The book is a commendable contribution to the debate."--Sanford Lakoff
Part I. Real world; Chapter 1. Energy & Social Ideology; Chapter 2. The Energy Disconnect: Political rhetoric v energy realities; Chapter 3. Renewable Energy: A Doomed Revolution; Part II: Fantasy World; Chapter 4. The Myth of Early Peak Oil; Chapter 5. The Pointless War on Carbon & The Climate; Chapter 6. Greens, Hacks & Greenbacks: An Unholy Trinity; Part 3: Future World; Chapter 7. Does The Middle East Matter?; Chapter 8. Russia, China & Energy Imperialism; Chapter 9. Trans-nationalism & The New World Order; Chapter 10. Energy Wars.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 18th November 2010
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1