The Carbon Rush: America's Path to Fire and Gold

 
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The Carbon Rush traces America’s history of energy discovery, technological innovation, and combustion from the distant past to the tumultuous present. The book recounts the resourcefulness of the Pilgrims, swarmed upon arrival in the New World by pods of whales. Soon desperate for lamp oil, the settlers went on to devise the world’s greatest whaling fleet. During the Revolutionary Wary, America’s magnificent forests fueled robust shipbuilding and ironworking industries that proved vital to the colonists' victory against the British. Throughout the westward expansion, America’s vast coal reserves fired a potent fleet of steamships and locomotives that built the fortunes of the Vanderbilts. As coal gave way to oil, natural gas, and the Industrial Age, the legendary tycoons John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Henry Ford forged their own fortunes, and the nation’s infrastructure. Each carbon energy innovation delivered wealth and power, and unlocked new possibilities. When domestic oil production peaked in 1970, America shifted to imported petroleum to quench her thirst. Forty years later, America exports almost a billion dollars a day for crude oil, and controversies flare over off-shore drilling, natural gas fracking, biofuels, and coal power. The Carbon Rush shines refreshingly bright light on these controversies by peering deeply into the flames of America’s energy past, present, and future.

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Graham Noyes is an attorney based in Sacramento. Graham represents clients on fuel regulatory and policy issues, incentives and transactions. Prior to returning to the practice of law, Graham was Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Imperium Renewables and was Secretary of the National Biodiesel Board. Graham received his undergraduate degree in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia. He received his law degree and was an editor of the law review at the University of California at Davis. Graham lives with his wife Cricket and their three children in Davis, California.

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