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The Resource The green and the black : the complete story of the shale revolution, the fight over fracking, and the future of energy, Gary Sernovitz

The green and the black : the complete story of the shale revolution, the fight over fracking, and the future of energy, Gary Sernovitz

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The green and the black : the complete story of the shale revolution, the fight over fracking, and the future of energy
Title
The green and the black
Title remainder
the complete story of the shale revolution, the fight over fracking, and the future of energy
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Gary Sernovitz
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Language
eng
Summary
Gary Sernovitz leads a double life. A typical New York liberal, he is also an oilman - a fact his left-leaning friends let slide until the word "fracking" entered popular parlance. "How can you frack?" they suddenly demanded, aghast. But for Sernovitz, the real question is, "What happens if we don't?" Fracking has become a four-letter word to environmentalists. But most people don't know what it means. In his fast-paced, funny, and lively book, Sernovitz explains the reality of fracking: what it is, how it can be made safer, and how the oil business works. He also tells the bigger story. Fracking was just one part of a shale revolution that shocked our assumptions about fueling America's future. The revolution has transformed the world with consequences for the oil industry, investors, environmentalists, political leaders, and anyone who lives in areas shaped by the shales, uses fossil fuels, or cares about the climate - in short, everyone. Thanks to American engineers' oilfield innovations, the United States is leading the world in reducing carbon emissions, has sparked a potential manufacturing renaissance, and may soon eliminate its dependence on foreign energy. Once again the largest oil and gas producer in the world, America has altered its balance of power with Russia and the Middle East. Yet the shale revolution has also caused local disruptions and pollution. It has prolonged the world's use of fossil fuels. Is there any way to reconcile the costs with the benefits of fracking? To do so, we must start by understanding fracking and the shale revolution in their totality. The Green and the Black bridges the gap in America's energy education. With an insider's firsthand knowledge and unprecedented clarity, Sernovitz introduces readers to the shales - a history-upturning "Internet of oil" - tells the stories of the shale revolution's essential characters, and addresses all the central controversies. To capture the economic, political, and environmental prizes, we need to adopt a balanced, informed perspective. We need to take the green with the black. Where we go from there is up to us. -- Amazon.com
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Sernovitz, Gary
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333.8/23150973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Energy policy
  • Gas industry
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the complete story of the shale revolution, the fight over fracking, and the future of energy
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The green and the black : the complete story of the shale revolution, the fight over fracking, and the future of energy, Gary Sernovitz
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Contents
The industrial perspective -- Robbing the mint -- Peakers, bunkers, imports, and yurts -- Shalemania and science experiments -- How the oil business reversed gravity -- The local perspective -- Fox in the frackhouse -- When fracking doesn't mean fracking anymore -- The financial perspective -- The one and half trillion dollar revolution -- The internet of oil -- Guar and lease, or, another side of disruption -- The global perspective -- When Rachel Carson meets Al Gore -- Onto all of the above -- The National perspective -- Renaissance after Renaissance? -- And the land of the free
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ocn931226768
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781250080660
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015039336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)931226768
Label
The green and the black : the complete story of the shale revolution, the fight over fracking, and the future of energy, Gary Sernovitz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The industrial perspective -- Robbing the mint -- Peakers, bunkers, imports, and yurts -- Shalemania and science experiments -- How the oil business reversed gravity -- The local perspective -- Fox in the frackhouse -- When fracking doesn't mean fracking anymore -- The financial perspective -- The one and half trillion dollar revolution -- The internet of oil -- Guar and lease, or, another side of disruption -- The global perspective -- When Rachel Carson meets Al Gore -- Onto all of the above -- The National perspective -- Renaissance after Renaissance? -- And the land of the free
Control code
ocn931226768
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781250080660
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015039336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)931226768

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