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"The Impending World Energy Mess" will help educate readers about the realities of energy in general and oil in particular.

The reader will be able to cut through the smokescreens that various self interests

have, and are promulgating and understand that there are a number of credible

studies that clearly demonstrate that world oil production is close to going into

decline, wh
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Apogee Prime
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Keith Akers
Feb 02, 2011 Keith Akers rated it liked it
If you liked "The Hirsch Report," you'll love "The Impending World Energy Mess." In this book the author expands on his ideas first advanced in the celebrated report to the DOE in 2005 popularly known as "The Hirsch Report," after the leading co-author, who is also the leading co-author of "The Impending World Energy Mess."

If on the other hand, you haven't heard of "The Hirsch Report" and are not sure what "peak oil" is, this book could be a bit overwhelming. I might suggest something along the
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Michael Berry
Jun 27, 2011 Michael Berry rated it liked it
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Wow! Doom and gloom.

This is an interesting compilation of data about the production and usage of world energy supplies. They warn you up front, it will get a little dense. Notably, they show how world oil production has leveled off for 5 years despite and increase in price. Higher prices normally spur producers to increase production, but not in this case. Their point: Peak oil is upon us. Without a massive, increasingly expensive investment in new oil supplies, we are sure to see an acceleratin
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