The Natural Gas Revolution: Promise, Peril, and the Path Forward.pdf
Natural gas is becoming increasingly important as an energy source. This book examines the challenge of finding a balance between energy needs and environmental concerns and advocates for implementing policies for the production and use of natural gas that ensure fair pricing and diminished environmental impacts. * Presents an unprecedented, up-to-date discussion of some of the most controversial issues related to natural gas, including analyses of the heated debate over fracking and the role of natural gas in establishing U.S. energy security * Informs and engages the discussion on the shale gas revolution through the consideration of energy security, international relations, and political economy of energy * Evaluates the potential impact of U.S. shale gas boom on environment and domestic energy security * Identifies the direct connections between potential U.S. natural gas exports and international energy markets and geopolitics
Vlado Vivoda, PhD, is research fellow at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.