Future Energy: How the New Oil Industry Will Change People, Politics, and Portfolios

Future Energy: How the New Oil Industry Will Change People, Politics, and Portfolios

by Bill Paul


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Praise for Future Energy

"Do not despair. Energy independence is in our future and this book has the road map! Bill Paul, one of the most astute observers of the energy scene, describes the new technologies that are taking us there and that will change our lives. A must-read book showing how business, citizens, and investors can take advantage."
—Consuelo Mack, Anchor and Managing Editor Consuelo Mack WealthTrack

Concerns over the availability and security of world energy supplies, especially when it comes to crude oil, have many people wondering what the future of this industry holds and how technology will continue to change it. Thanks to the energy technology revolution currently taking place, a promising "new" oil industry is quickly beginning to take shape-and it will, without a doubt, affect every company, household, and investor.

In Future Energy, author Bill Paul-a national energy and environmentaljournalist for more than thirty years-skillfully addresses the investment implications of this new oil industry and shows you how to profit from the changes that lie ahead. Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Future Energy will introduce you to some of the most essential issues found within this new environment, including:

  • The companies that will be counted on as the producers andinfrastructure providers of the new oil industry
  • Why you should consider holding "oil shock" absorbing investmentsin your portfolio
  • How electricity will become a new transportation fuel, providingunprecedented transportation fuel diversity
  • The role that substitute liquid fuels (SLFs) will play in the newoil industry
  • And much more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470096420
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/02/2007
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

BILL PAUL is a noted journalist with over thirty years' experience writing and reporting on energy and the environment and the economic and political impact of both. He was a Wall Street Journal staff reporter from 1970 to 1990, based in Europe and the United States. Paul was also CNBC's special energy correspondent. He writes regularly on energy and the environment and appears on radio and television shows discussing energy and environmental trends and issues.

Table of Contents



Author’s Note.

CHAPTER 1. The New Oil Industry.

CHAPTER 2. Terrorists, Nationalists, and Shock Absorbers.

CHAPTER 3. Substitute Liquid Fuels, Part One: Biofuel.

CHAPTER 4. Substitute Liquid Fuels, Part Two: Unconventional Fossil Fuels.

CHAPTER 5. The Power of Efficiency.

CHAPTER 6. Every Drop of Oil We Can Get Is Important.

CHAPTER 7. The New Oil Economy?

CHAPTER 8 The Complete List of 100 Companies to Watch.

Why the Chevrolet Corvette Should Be the Symbol of the New Oil Industry.

APPENDIX A. 2012 U.S. Biofuel Market Forecast.

APPENDIX B. Primer on Why Gasoline’s True Cost in 2006 Was More than $11 a Gallon.

APPENDIX C. Valuable Energy News Web Sites.




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