The green and the black : the complete story of the shale revolution, the fight over fracking, and the future of energy
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2016].
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
viii, 280 pages ; 25 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 333.8231 SERNOVI 2016

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)NF 333.8231 SERNOVI 2016On Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
1250080665, 9781250080660 (hardcover)

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [244]-264) and index.
Description
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.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sernovitz, G. (2016). The green and the black: the complete story of the shale revolution, the fight over fracking, and the future of energy (First edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sernovitz, Gary. 2016. The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight Over Fracking, and the Future of Energy. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sernovitz, Gary. The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight Over Fracking, and the Future of Energy New York: St. Martin's Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sernovitz, Gary. The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight Over Fracking, and the Future of Energy First edition., St. Martin's Press, 2016.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.