To many, oil markets and their linkages to a whole spectrum of events remain something of a mystery. Unfortunately, most of the easily obtained information on oil is deeply flawed. Whole web-conspiracy sites depict ruthless insiders and reckless dictators manipulating energy markets at will. The 30 essays in this volume, written by the leading experts in the field, attempt to set the record straight. While their assessments may lack the sensationalism of many popular pundits, serious readers will find their insights invaluable in the years to come in providing a framework for understanding many of the events of the day. The five sections: Politics of Oil Supply, Political Responses, Regional Dimensions, Country Case Studies and Key Issues for the Future give a comprehensive overview of the politics of oil world-wide.... that US passenger cars and the fuels they use are the single most important key to solving both problems. ... eager to give a US$7, 500 tax credit or rebate to those who can afford to buy a battery-powered $33, 600 Nissan Leaf. ... But people who buy a new Versa (or, more often, cheaper used cars) cannot afford the Leaf.
|Title||:||Handbook of Oil Politics|
|Author||:||Robert E. Looney|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2012-01-25|