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Kicking The Gasoline & Petro-Diesel Habit: A Business Manager's Blueprint For Action

Charles Cresson Wood; MBA; MSE

ISBN 10: 0979991404 / ISBN 13: 9780979991400
Published by Post-Petroleum Transportation, 2009
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Kicking The Gasoline & Petro-Diesel Habit: A...

Publisher: Post-Petroleum Transportation

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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This new green research report provides business managers with everything they need to begin a transition of internal operations from petroleum-based motor fuels to alternative fuels. The book enables managers to avoid the shortages and high fuel costs that will be caused by peak oil, as well as reduce climate change related emissions, and end dependence on foreign sources of petroleum. The book includes detailed conversion strategies, a step-by-step action plan, product evaluation criteria, extensive vendor lists, and related internal politics coaching. Written by an independent management consultant with no ties to the energy industry, this research report provides the summarized information that management needs in order to: appreciate the pros and cons of using different alternative fuels, understand that practical alternative fuel technology is now commercially available, and clearly envision their own organization s unique migration path away from petroleum. This practical and down-to-earth report is designed for managers in business firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. It proves that a transition from petroleum is now cost-effective, feasible, and practical by providing all the necessary details to make a variety of management decisions, such as: To which alternative fuel(s) should an organization transition, and when should this transition take place? We hear people say, There is no question that the world is in an oil crisis, and that our organization must be moving away from oil, but there are so many factors to consider, explained Charles Cresson Wood, author of this report, and an independent management consultant with Post-Petroleum Transportation. Responding to that need, this 750+ page report summarizes the technological and managerial options, evaluates these options, and explicitly defines a course of action all from an independent perspective. This new report identifies and analyzes the alternative transportation fuel products and services now on the market. It additionally includes technical details such as: - 30 specific reasons why organizations must now transition away from petroleum - 36 internal political impediments to moving ahead with this transition - 17 specific methods to conserve petroleum fuels - 32 new technologies that boost the efficiency of vehicles still using petroleum fuels - 12 practical and now-available alternative transportation fuels The report also offers a wealth of practical management advice including: - 34 action steps to guide a successful transition away from oil - 30 suggested criteria for making business-related transition decisions - 95 criteria with which to evaluate alternative transportation fuels - 50 different management strategies for engineering a successful transition The report also includes a wealth of Internet links: - 1400+ references that help readers quickly obtain more information - 500+ vendors that can assist with this transition This definitive report allows organizations of all types to rapidly transition to alternative transportation technologies including: electricity, hydrogen, bio-diesel, straight vegetable oil, bio-methane, natural gas, propane, ethanol, methanol, butanol, di-methyl either, and synthetic liquid fuel. This book clearly illustrates that there is no need to wait for any new research, that organizations can transition to alternative fuels today, says Wood. Using an independent management consultant to prepare this material could cost at least $50,000, and take six to twelve months, he explains. But now organizations can pay a fraction of that cost, and immediately get into action with their transition.

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Since 1979, Charles Cresson Wood has worked as a high-technology management consultant, researcher, and journalist. His work in technology risk management has included: the promotion of management awareness about new technological risks, the development of grounded and rational organizational responses to new technological risks, the management of projects that enable organizations to better deal with these risks. To this end, he has conducted risk analyses, business impact analyses, and commercial product assessments which allow management to better understand and deal with new technological risks. In this capacity, he has worked with over 125 different organizations in more than 20 countries around the world. He is the author of the practical and timely new book entitled Kicking The Gasoline & Petro-Diesel Habit: A Business Manager s Blueprint For Action. He has also given speeches on this same topic at conferences such as the Secure World Expo and the HK Systems Transportation & Logistics Conference. He is additionally the author of over 330 articles and seven other books. His most popular book, Information Security Policies Made Easy, is used by over 50% of the Fortune 1000 businesses. He has been quoted in publications such as Business Week, Cable News Network (CNN), Government Technology News, Investors Business Daily, LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and The Washington Post. Mr. Wood holds an MBA in finance and a BSE in accounting from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an MSE in computer science from the Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and a Certified Information Security Manager. He has additionally passed the Certified Public Accountant examination. He is noted for being on top of the latest trends and cutting-edge developments, and for his ability to express technical concepts in easy-to-understand business language. Reflecting this, he was involved in the computer security field since the late 1970s, well before most people knew that hacking, on-line fraud, and viruses were serious problems. As a researcher working for SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute), he worked on a variety of future technology assessment projects.

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