By Bill Powers
Traditional knowledge has North the USA getting into a brand new period of power abundance because of shale gasoline. yet has been sincere? chilly, Hungry and at the hours of darkness argues that declining productiveness mixed with expanding call for will set off a quandary that might reason costs to skyrocket, harm the economic system, and feature a profound impression at the lives of approximately each North American.
Relying on defective technological know-how, bought-and-paid-for-white papers masquerading as self sufficient learn and "industry consultants," the "shale promoters" have significantly overstated the manageable provide of shale gasoline assets for his or her personal monetary achieve. This startling exposé, written via an insider, means that the stakes interested in the Enron scandal might sound like lunch funds compared to the bursting of the traditional gasoline bubble. Exhaustively researched and conscientiously documented, chilly, Hungry and within the Dark:
* places supply-and-demand tendencies less than a microscope
* offers overwhelming facts of the absurdity of the only hundred-year provide myth
* indicates quite a few how you can mitigate the impending normal gasoline expense spike
* The mainstream media has instructed us that ordinary gasoline should be affordable and considerable for many years, while not anything should be farther from the reality. Forewarned is forearmed. chilly, Hungry and at nighttime is key interpreting for a person keen on the inevitable fiscal effect of our doubtful strength destiny.
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Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth by Bill Powers