Cold, Hungry and in the Dark
Does shale gas change everything? Will its development lead to U.S. energy independence and decades of cheap energy for America? While shale gas is undoubtedly an important energy source, its significance has been vastly overstated. Unlike many of the energy pundits who put forward wildly optimistic and completely unsupported estimates of future shale gas recoveries, Cold, Hungry and in the Dark looks at the facts of America's supply of natural gas.
What Reviewers are Saying
"Bill Powers cuts through the deceptions of the natural gas industry's PR machine with a little bit of history—we've been here before!—and a meticulously researched survey of the current disturbing trends in North American natural gas production. Powers' step-by-step dismantling of the abundance myth ought to alarm policymakers, corporate managers, investors, business owners and concerned citizens alike. That alarm needs to translate into action along lines he suggests in order to meet the very real and daunting energy challenges we face."
— Kurt Cobb, author of Prelude, a peak oil novel, and frequent contributor to The Christian Science Monitor