Over the past forty years, our energy policies have left us in a place that is dangerous to our economy, our national security, and our climate. But we still have a chance to get it right. In Conversations About Energy, members of the Hoover Energy Task Force offer ideas and recommendations that might improve the performance of the United States in responding to the energy challenge. Their recommendations cover a number of key policy areas, including: distributed energy, energy efficiency, internationalizing the nuclear fuel cycle, synthetic biology issues and prospects, putting a price on carbon, sustained support for research and development, and emerging international energy relationships.
In addition to members of the Hoover Energy Task Force, other energy experts, entrepreneurs, scientists, and economists offer their input, all sharing the conviction that formulating good energy policy is one of the nation’s most important challenges. If we can learn from the mistakes of the past that we have made in these and other policy areas, we can build a bridge to a cleaner and more secure energy future.
secret intelligence in a time of war. This book provides a close-up look at the ingenious methods used to obtain and analyze secret material and deliver it to operational forces at sea during the age of fighting sail. It brings together information from a variety of sources to present a concise analysis of the use and development of intelligence, focusing on the British experience from 1793 to 1815, but it also covers French and American activity. In addition the book examines how commanders used the information to develop strategy and tactics and win--or sometime lose--naval battles.
Paullin's History of Naval Administration 1775-1911: A Collection of Articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings
Nelson’s Refuge examines Gibraltar’s growth during the two decade struggle with Napoleonic France. As a forward base for the operations of the Royal Navy and Army, the peninsula allowed Horatio Nelson to achieve his victories at the Nile and at Trafalgar. The book also describes how Gibraltar served as the base of secret negotiations that brought Spain to the British side during the Peninsular War and further served as the most forward operations base for the British in that war.