Today's post is an excerpt from Dmitry Orlov's book, Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies …
– 336 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 559 Grams
BISAC: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Fossil Fuels
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2013-05-01
Cold, Hungry and in the Dark
Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth
by Bill Powers
foreword by Art Berman
Conventional wisdom has North America entering a new era of energy abundance thanks to shale gas. But has industry been honest? Cold, Hungry and in the Dark argues that declining productivity combined with increasing demand will trigger a crisis that will cause prices to skyrocket, damage the economy and have a profound impact on the lives of nearly every North American.
Relying on faulty science, bought-and-paid-for-whitepapers masquerading as independent research and "industry consultants", the "Shale Promoters" have vastly overstated the viable supply of shale gas resources for their own financial gain. This startling exposé, written by an industry insider, suggests that the stakes involved in the Enron scandal might seem like lunch money in comparison to the bursting of the natural gas bubble. Exhaustively researched and rigorously documented, Cold, Hungry and in the Dark:
- Puts supply-and-demand trends under a microscope
- Provides overwhelming evidence of the absurdity of the 100-year supply myth
- Suggests numerous ways to mitigate the upcoming natural gas price spike.
The mainstream media has told us that natural gas will be cheap and plentiful for decades, when nothing could be further from the truth. Forewarned is forearmed. Cold, Hungry and in the Dark is vital reading for anyone concerned about the inevitable economic impact of our uncertain energy future.
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