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.... purchase of electric cars (Tesla, Coda, Wheego, Ford Fusion and Nissan Leaf) and plug-in hybrids (such as the Chevy Volt and Fisker Karma). There is now a huge $7, 500 tax credit for buying such electric or quasi-electric cars, which President Obamaa#39;s 2012 ... Much of that subsidy actually goes to producers of BEVs and PHEVs, since it allows them to charge a higher price than they could get awayanbsp;...
|Title||:||Handbook of Oil Politics|
|Author||:||Robert E. Looney|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2012-01-25|