The end of energy : the unmaking of America’s environment, security, and independence

The end of energy: the unmaking of America’s environment, security, and independence / Michael J. Graetz.  MIT Press, 2011, 384 p. ISBN-13: 978-0262015677

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Americans take for granted that when we flip a switch the light will go on, when we turn up the thermostat the room will get warm, and when we pull up to the pump gas will be plentiful and relatively cheap. In The End of Energy, Michael Graetz shows us that we have been living an energy delusion for forty years. Until the 1970s, we produced domestically all the oil we needed to run our power plants, heat our homes, and fuel our cars. Since then, we have had to import most of the oil we use, much of it from the Middle East. And we rely on an even dirtier fuel—coal—to produce half of our electricity. Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence—from the Nixon administration’s fumbled response to the OPEC oil embargo through the failure to develop alternative energy sources to the current political standoff over “cap and trade”—and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future… (copyright © MIT Press)

 

→→ à propos de cet ouvrage :

Energy: Friend or Enemy? / William D. Nordhaus, in : The New York Review of Books, Oct. 2011 http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/oct/27/energy-friend-or-enemy/



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Danièle Revel (2011, 13 octobre). The end of energy : the unmaking of America’s environment, security, and independence. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 19 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/o974

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