The Energy Report: Bill, you have a new book coming out next spring entitled “Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth.” What is your basic argument?
Bill Powers: My thesis is that the importance of shale gas has been grossly overstated; the U.S. has nowhere close to a 100-year supply. This myth has been perpetuated by self-interested industry, media and politicians. Their mantra is that exploiting shale gas resources will promote untold economic growth, new jobs and lead us toward energy independence.
In the book, I take a very hard look … [visit site to read more]