Best Oil & Energy Industry Books
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1. Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric
Author: by Thomas Gryta
Mariner (May 4, 2021)
A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER “If you’re in any kind of leadership rolewhether at a company, a non-profit, or somewhere elsethere’s a lot you can learn here.”Bill Gates, Gates NotesHow could General Electricperhaps America’s most iconic corporationsuffer such a swift and sudden fall from grace?
This is the definitive history of General Electric’s epic decline, as told by the two Wall Street Journal reporters who covered its fall. Since its founding in 1892, GE has been more than just a corporation. For generations, it was job security, a solidly safe investment, and an elite business education for top managers.
GE electrified America, powering everything from lightbulbs to turbines, and became fully integrated into the American societal mindset as few companies ever had. And after two decades of leadership under legendary CEO Jack Welch, GE entered the twenty-first century as America’s most valuable corporation.
Yet, fewer than two decades later, the GE of old was gone. Lights Out examines how Welch’s handpicked successor, Jeff Immelt, tried to fix flaws in Welch’s profit machine, while stumbling headlong into mistakes of his own. In the end, GE’s traditional win-at-all-costs driven culture seemed to lose its direction, which ultimately caused the company’s decline on both a personal and organizational scale.
2. The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations
Author: by Daniel Yergin
A Wall Street Journal besteller and a USA Today Best Book of 2020! Named Energy Writer of the Year for The New Map by the American Energy Society Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert, Daniel Yergin offers a revelatory new account of how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics are mapping our futureThe world is being shaken by the collision of energy, climate change, and the clashing power of nations in a time of global crisis.
Out of this tumult is emerging a new map of energy and geopolitics. The shale revolution in oil and gas has transformed the American economy, ending the era of shortage but introducing a turbulent new era. Almost overnight, the United States has become the world’s number one energy powerhouse.
Yet concern about energy’s role in climate change is challenging the global economy and way of life, accelerating a second energy revolution in the search for a low-carbon future. All of this has been made starker and more urgent by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic dark age that it has wrought.
3. Solar & 12 Volt Power for beginners: off grid power for everyone
Author: by George Eccleston
This book is a straightforward guide for the complete beginner! In less than a day you will learn how to: Choose, size and connect up a Solar Panel and 12-volt batteries Choose, wire up and use simple lighting for sheds, boats & vehicles Run mains powered power tools from a 12-volt power source Power and watch televisions anywhere and at any time Power and charge laptops and other devices And much, much more!
This book was specifically written for the complete beginner and for those who have struggled to understand the workings of solar and 12-volt power in the past. Overly complicated technical terms have been replaced where possible with straightforward layman’s terms, allowing you to get a grasp of the core concepts of 12-volt and solar power, much more quickly than you would normally be able to.
Allowing you to learn in one day what it would usually take most people weeks or months to pick up. This is your first step on your ladder to success with solar & 12-volt powerTake It Now!
4. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Author: by Daniel Yergin
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and hailed as the best history of oil ever written by Business Week, Daniel Yergin’s spellbindingirresistible (The New York Times) account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power addresses the ongoing energy crisis.
Now with an epilogue that speaks directly to the current energy crisis, The Prize recounts the panoramic history of the world’s most important resourceoil. Daniel Yergin’s timeless book chronicles the struggle for wealth and power that has surrounded oil for decades and that continues to fuel global rivalries, shake the world economy, and transform the destiny of men and nations.
This updated edition categorically proves the unwavering significance of oil throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first by tracing economic and political clashes over precious black gold. With his far-reaching insight and in-depth research, Yergin is uniquely positioned to address the present battle over energy which undoubtedly ranks as one of the most vital issues of our time.
5. The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
Author: by Alex Epstein
Could everything we know about fossil fuels be wrong? For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better.How can this be?
The explanation, energy expert Alex Epstein argues in The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, is that we usually hear only one side of the story. We’re taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positivestheir unique ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for a world of seven billion people.
And the moral significance of cheap, reliable energy, Epstein argues, is woefully underrated. Energy is our ability to improve every single aspect of life, whether economic or environmental. If we look at the big picture of fossil fuels compared with the alternatives, the overall impact of using fossil fuels is to make the world a far better place.
6. Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Accounting
Author: by Charlotte Wright
Professor Charlotte Wright updates her indispensable accounting book for the oil and gas industry in this revised & expanded sixth edition. The past several years have seen significant changes in the accounting and disclosure rules for the industry. While the book has thorough updates throughout, there are new industry issues specifically addressed from the accounting perspective.
Some of the significant updates and new material include: Discussion of the significance of shale and unconventional production as it relates to accounting principles New definitions of reserves from the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the impact on accounting processes All citations and references align with the updated authoritative literature from the Financial Accounting Standards Board A new chapter discussing specific issues previously unaddressed regarding property valuation in the industry New, and updated, end-of-chapter problems
7. Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
Author: by Serhii Plokhy
A Chernobyl survivor and award-winning historian “mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system” in this “vividly empathetic” account of the worst nuclear accident in history (The Wall Street Journal). On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine.
Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of the Communist party rule, the regime’s control over scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else.
Today, the risk of another Chernobyl looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world. A moving and definitive account, Chernobyl is also an urgent call to action.
8. The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes
Author: by Bryan Burrough
Full of schadenfreude and speculationand solid, timely history too. Kirkus ReviewsThis is a portrait of capitalism as white-knuckle risk taking, yielding fruitful discoveries for the fathers, but only sterile speculation for the sonsa story that resonates with today’s economic upheaval.
Publishers WeeklyWhat’s not to enjoy about a book full of monstrous egos, unimaginable sums of money, and the punishment of greed and shortsightedness? The Economist Phenomenal reviews and sales greeted the hardcover publication of The Big Rich, New York Times bestselling author Bryan Burrough’s spellbinding chronicle of Texas oil.
Weaving together the multigenerational sagas of the industry’s four wealthiest families, Burrough brings to life the men known in their day as the Big Four: Roy Cullen, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson, all swaggering Texas oil tycoons who owned sprawling ranches and mingled with presidents and Hollywood stars.
Seamlessly charting their collective rise and fall, The Big Rich is a hugely entertaining account that only a writer with Burrough’s abilities-and Texas upbringing-could have written.
9. The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies
Author: by Guillaume Pitron
Is the shift to renewable energy and digital devices going to free us from severe pollution, material shortages, and military tensions? Rare metals are essential to electric vehicles, fighter jets, wind turbines, and solar panels, and also to our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects.
But consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or the environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs of this dependence. This book reveals the dark side of the world that awaits us. It is an undercover tale of a technological odyssey that has promised much, and a look behind the scenes.
Behind it all lurks China, which has captured the lion’s share of the ownership and processing of rare metals we now can’t do without. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book shows that by breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependenceon rare metals that have become vital to our new ecological and digital society.
10. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
Author: by Rachel Maddow
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Big Oil and Gas Versus DemocracyWinner Take AllA rollickingly well-written book, filled with fascinating, exciting, and alarming stories about the impact of the oil and gas industry on the world today. The New York Times Book Review In 2010, the words earthquake swarm entered the lexicon in Oklahoma.
That same year, a trove of Michael Jackson memorabiliaincluding his iconic crystal-encrusted white glovewas sold at auction for over $1 million to a guy who was, officially, just the lowly forestry minister of the tiny nation of Equatorial Guinea. And in 2014, Ukrainian revolutionaries raided the palace of their ousted president and found a zoo of peacocks, gilded toilets, and a floating restaurant modeled after a Spanish galleon.
Unlikely as it might seem, there is a thread connecting these events, and Rachel Maddow follows it to its crooked source: the unimaginably lucrative and equally corrupting oil and gas industry. With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe, revealing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas along the way, and drawing a surprising conclusion about why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S.Election.
11. Renewable Energy Finance: Theory and Practice
Author: by Santosh Raikar
Renewable Energy Finance: Theory and Practice integrates the special characteristics of renewable energy with key elements of project finance. Through a mixture of fundamental analysis and real-life examples, readers learn how renewable energy project finance works in actual deals that mix finance, public policy, legal, engineering and environmental issues.
The skills developed in analyzing non-recourse cash flow-based finance are applicable not only to green energy, but also apply more widely in project finance and infrastructure investing. The book’s comparisons of developed and developing countries make it valuable to readers worldwide.
Please visit the following website to download the spreadsheet examples and termsheets covered in the book: renewableenergy-finance.Com/
12. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think (Exponential Technology Series)
Author: by Peter H. Diamandis
The New York Times bestselling manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world’s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom (The Wall Street Journal). Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority.
Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closingand fast. In Abundance, space entrepreneur turned innovation pioneer Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler document how progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, digital manufacturing synthetic biology, and other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous 200 years.
We will soon have the ability to meet and exceed the basic needs of every person on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. Breaking down human needs by categorywater, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedomDiamandis and Kotler introduce us to innovators and industry captains making tremendous strides in each area.
13. Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America
Author: by Christopher Leonard
Simon & Schuster
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2019 * WINNER OF THE J ANTHONY LUKAS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD * FINANCIAL TIMES’ BEST BOOKS OF 2019 * NPR FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019 * FINALIST FOR THE FINACIAL TIMES/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF 2019 * KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOKS OF 2019 * SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOKS OF 2019 SuperbAmong the best books ever written about an American corporation.
Bryan Burrough, The New York Times Book Review Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalization through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard’s Kochland uses the extraordinary account of how one of the biggest private companies in the world grew to be that big to tell the story of modern corporate America.
The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and US Steel combined. Koch is everywhere: from the fertilizers that make our food to the chemicals that make our pipes to the synthetics that make our carpets and diapers to the Wall Street trading in all these commodities.
14. The Energy Switch: How Companies and Customers are Transforming the Electrical Grid and the Future of Power
Author: by Peter Kelly-Detwiler
Prometheus (June 15, 2021)
The energy industry is changing, and it’s far more than just solar panels. Electric vehicles look to overtake gasoline-powered cars within our lifetimes, wind farms are popping up in unlikely places, traders are transforming energy into a commodity, and supercomputers are crunching vast amounts of data in nanoseconds while helping to keep our energy grids secure from hackers.
The way humans produce, distribute and consume power will be cleaner, cheaper, and infinitely more complex within the next decade. In The Energy Switch, leading energy industry expert Peter Kelly-Detwiler looks at all aspects of the transformation: how we got here, where we are going, and the implications for all of us in our daily lives.
Kelly-Detwiler takes readers to the frontlines of the energy revolution. Meet Steve Collins, an executive from Commercial Development Corporation, the company that blew up two $570-million-dollar concrete cooling towers to create a staging ground for the new $70 billion U.S.
15. Energy's Digital Future: Harnessing Innovation for American Resilience and National Security (Center on Global Energy Policy Series)
Author: by Amy Myers Jaffe
Disruptive digital technologies are poised to reshape world energy markets. A new wave of industrial innovation, driven by the convergence of automation, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics, is remaking energy and transportation systems in ways that could someday end the age of oil.
What are the consequencesnot only for the environment and for daily life but also for geopolitics and the international order? Amy Myers Jaffe provides an expert look at the promises and challenges of the future of energy, highlighting what the United States needs to do to maintain its global influence in a post-oil era.
She surveys new advances coming to market in on-demand travel services, automation, logistics, energy storage, artificial intelligence, and 3-D printing and explores how this rapid pace of innovation is altering international security dynamics in fundamental ways. As the United States vacillates politically about its energy trajectory, China is proactively striving to become the global frontrunner in a full-scale global energy transformation.