The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy

The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy

Gary Sernovitz


Gary Sernovitz leads a double lifestyles. a regular ny liberal, he's additionally an oilman - a truth his left-leaning pals allow slide until eventually the note "fracking" entered renowned parlance. "How are you able to frack?" they all of sudden demanded, aghast. yet for Sernovitz, the genuine query is, "What occurs if we don't?"

Fracking has develop into a four-letter note to environmentalists. yet most folks don't comprehend what it skill. In his fast moving, humorous, and full of life e-book, Sernovitz explains the truth of fracking: what it really is, the way it could be made more secure, and the way the oil company works.

He additionally tells the larger tale. Fracking was once only one a part of a shale revolution that stunned our assumptions approximately fueling America's destiny. The revolution has remodeled the realm with effects for the oil undefined, traders, environmentalists, political leaders, and somebody who lives in components formed by means of the shales, makes use of fossil fuels, or cares concerning the weather - in brief, each person. because of American engineers' oilfield techniques, the U.S. is best the realm in decreasing carbon emissions, has sparked a possible production renaissance, and will quickly cast off its dependence on international power. once more the biggest oil and fuel manufacturer on this planet, the United States has altered its stability of energy with Russia and the center East.

Yet the shale revolution has additionally triggered neighborhood disruptions and pollutants. It has lengthy the world's use of fossil fuels. Is there any approach to reconcile the prices with the advantages of fracking?

To accomplish that, we needs to begin via realizing fracking and the shale revolution of their totality. The eco-friendly and the Black bridges the space in America's power schooling. With an insider's firsthand wisdom and unparalleled readability, Sernovitz introduces readers to the shales - a history-upturning "Internet of oil" - tells the tales of the shale revolution's crucial characters, and addresses all of the crucial controversies. To catch the commercial, political, and environmental prizes, we have to undertake a balanced, educated viewpoint. we have to take the fairway with the black. the place we pass from there's as much as us.

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