ISBN: 9781931498531 Year Added to Catalog: 2004 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: bibliography, index Number of Pages: 6 x 9, 280 pages Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Old ISBN: 1931498539 Release Date: July 1, 2004 Web Product ID: 25
What's that hissing sound? Worried about oil running out? Don't look now, but natural gas is next on the endangered hydrocarbons list.
—From the Salon.com review
Blackouts, rising gas prices, changes to the Clean Air Act, proposals to open wilderness and protected offshore areas to gas drilling, and increasing dependence on natural gas for electricity generation. What do all these developments have in common, and why should we care?
In this timely expose, author Julian Darley takes a hard-hitting look at natural gas as an energy source that rapidly went from nuisance to crutch. Darley outlines the implications of our increased dependence on this energy source and why it has the potential to cause serious environmental, political, and economic consequences. In High Noon for Natural Gas readers can expect to find a critical analysis of government policy on energy, as well as a meticulously researched warning about our next potentially catastrophic energy crisis.
Did you know that:
Natural Gas (NG) is the second most important energy source after oil;
In the U.S. alone, NG is used to supply 20% of all electricity and 60% of all home heating;
NG is absolutely critical to the manufacture of agricultural fertilizers;
In the U.S. the NG supply is at critically low levels, and early in 2003 we came within days of blackouts and heating shutdowns;
Matt Simmons, the world's foremost private energy banker, is now warning that economic growth in the U.S. is under threat due to the looming NG crisis
About the Author
Julian Darley is a British environmental philosopher who researches and writes about non-market and non-technology-based responses to global environmental degradation. He is also engaged in piloting such responses.
In order to further both dissemination of ideas and pilot projects, Julian runs an Internet broadcasting station (GlobalPublicMedia.com, develops OpenSource web database sites for non-profits and civil society organisations, and is currently writing a book on how and why we need "global relocalisation" of the economy, society and culture.
Julian has an eclectic education: an MSc in Environment and Sociology from University of Surrey, ...