Ten Myths About (and Real Solutions to) America's Energy Crisis(amazon)
Secretary Spencer Abraham (View Bio)
Hardcover: St. Martin's, 2010.
"Issues of enormous significance are being debated right now, unfortunately too often from a predetermined partisan perspective. Arguments can be virtually void of seriousness or accurate information. The rhetoric used can be extreme, often silly, and the cumulative results catastrophic. Meanwhile, energy and environmental problems worsen, seriously threatening America’s and the world’s economic and national security.
"This pattern of dealing with our energy related threats began long ago. The nation’s failure to act responsibly on our problems has intensified them and has shortened, to a very dangerous minimum, the time in which we have to act.
"The purpose of this book is to put these threats into perspective, to show how very critical they are on a substantive level, and, along the way, to tell my own story as a former Secretary of Energy about the corrosive workings of stalemate politics. My goal is to state in stark terms the extent to which we have failed to meet our challenges, and the consequences of continued failure. Finally, I hope to outline a realistic agenda of what needs to be done if we wish to truly meet these challenges before it is too late, and the lights really do go out."