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Contents Author¿s note Introduction: The Persistent Delusion Part I: Why We Think We Want Energy Independence 1 Imports Are Us 2 The Emotional Appeal of Energy Independence 3 The False Promises of Energy Independence Part II: From Dominance to Dependence: American Energy History, Rhetoric, and the New Realities 4 The Global Energy Power Shift 5 1972: Texas Taps Out 6 1973: The Embargo, Militarism, & Rhetoric 7 September 15, 2004: The Non-OPEC Peak Meets Surging Demand 8 September 27, 2004: The Neocon Crusade Begins Part III: The Impossibility of Independence 9 Skepticism and Thermodynamics 10 The Best Buy Effect 11 More Efficiency, More Fuel 12 The Ethanol Scam Sidebar: The Ethanol Timeline 13 Running Out of (Natural) Gas 14 Nuclear Power: Megawatts from Foreign Uranium 15 The ¿Opiates of Energy Policy¿: Coal-to-Liquids and Imported Coal 16 Solar: The One Percent Solution 17 Hot Air Sidebar: Thomas Friedman¿s Maginot Line Part IV: The World of Interdependence 18 The View from Jubail 19 The Rise of Dubai and the ¿Shift in Gravity¿ 20 Isolate Iran? Don¿t Count On It 21 A Few Suggestions Sidebar: What About Fuel Taxes and Carbon Taxes? 22 Conclusion Appendix A: U.S. Imports of Strategic Mineral Commodities, Their Uses,and Key Suppliers Appendix B: The Set America Free Manifesto Appendix C: A Survey of Fuel Sources Notes Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Power resources -- United States.
Energy policy -- United States.