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High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis
by Julian Darley
The United States will find the world of LNG [liquefied natural gas] potentially much more troubling than that of oil. To the extent that the so-called War on Terror is a cover for increasingly desperate moves to control the world’s dwindling oil supply, expansion into LNG (with its main production sources in anti-U.S. states) threatens an even greater likelihood of endless war, covert disruption, and forced regime change.-from page 66 of High Noon
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 exposé, 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 problems.
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
• 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
High Noon for Natural Gas is the first book of its kind, offering readers a definitive assessment of one hugely important resource, from the stark environmental consequences of extraction to the gargantuan economic implications that politicians so readily ignore. Consumers and concerned citizens will find High Noon for Natural Gas a courageous and well-researched expose that thoroughly shakes our shared illusion of a safe and infinite energy resource.
For More Information
To learn more about Julian Darley and his work on oil and gas peak, please visit www.globalpublicmedia.com and www.postcarbon.org.