Table of contents for A declaration of energy independence : how freedom from foreign oil can improve national security, our economy, and the environment / Jay E. Hakes.


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Introduction. Why Energy Independence Matters More Than Iraq.
Part One. What's Wrong with America's Energy Dependence.
Chapter 1. America's Plunge into Reliance on Foreign Oil.
Chapter 2. A Forgotten Victory Gives Hope—How America Solved Its Last Energy Crisis and Cut Oil Imports in Half.
Chapter 3. Lapsing Back into Oil Addiction—Retreating From Battle Under Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton & Bush.
Chapter 4. Blood & Treasure—The Heavy Cost of Dependence on Middle East Oil.
Chapter 5. Fossil Fuels & Global Warming—a Dangerous Experiment with the Planet.
Chapter 6. The Magic & Limits of Market–Based Solutions.
Chapter 7. Seeing Through the Ideological Blinders (of the Right & the Left).
Part Two. Seven Economically & Politically Viable Paths to Energy Independence.
Chapter 8. Solution One—Store Massive Emergency Reserves.
Chapter 9. Solution Two—Drive the Car of the Future.
Chapter 10. Solution Three—Bring Alternative Fuels to Market.
Chapter 11. Solution Four—Plug into an Electric Future.
Chapter 12. Solution Five—Adopt Energy Taxes Liberals & Conservatives Can Like.
Chapter 13. Make Energy Conservation a Patriotic Duty.
Chapter 14. Solution Seven—Throw Some “Hail Marys”.
Part Three. Securing Our National Future.
Chapter 15. What We Need from National Leaders (& from Voters).
Acknowledgements.
Endnotes.
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Energy policy -- United States.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- United States.
Power resources -- United States.
World politics -- 21st century.