Energy and EV Secrets not
only spells out how your oil dependence is undermining your individual bank
accounts; it shows how imported oil is impacting the security of our troops,
the health of our economy, and the creation of good jobs. The first half of the
book will make it crystal clear that changing these conditions is a pressing
priority. That priority will only increase as the global competition for oil intensifies over the coming decades with
direct impacts on your gas prices.
The book provides reliable facts and figures from national and
international sources to create readily understandable graphics. These graphics
and the accompanying descriptions provide a clear picture of the global oil
challenges and the need to save energy. When you see these facts, it will show
you the way to move forward.
The EV Solution
The book goes on to show how to stop the oil dependence by making the transition to the electric vehicle
(EV) solution. The EV solution saves energy and involves cutting your fuel
costs to pay for the electric cars and e-bikes. It can stop the need for
importing oil and free you from the tyranny of gas prices. It takes all of the
wrong minded ideas about electric vehicles, e-bikes and plug-in hybrids like
the Volt and puts those ideas to rest. You will learn how the old ideas and
outdated excuses about EVs are all part of the mindset that keeps us addicted
Energy and EV Secrets makes
it clear that you can free yourself from the age of the internal combustion
engine – the ICE age. It will help you to develop the EV Mindset to become oil free and to cut the drain of money
that goes with rising gas prices.
Russell Sydney is uniquely qualified to write about the burgeoning use of electric cars, plug-in hybrids and e-bikes – the Electric Vehicle (EV) Solution.
Russell is a seasoned and experienced writer and international seminar leader. He has a gift for turning technical information about things like electric cars into readily usable and understandable language. He has been the Editor and Principle Writer for the Sustainable Transport Club Newsletter since 2004. He is the author of the best-selling Bust the Y2K Bug and A History of the Farmers Markets Movement in California.
His professional career has included rising to the top of the training field. Russell has trained people on technology throughout the United States, all across Canada, around the U.K., and down into the Caribbean. This work helped over 300 companies adopt new technologies and over 8,000 people with various aspects of business and computerization.
Russell Sydney also helped create one of the leading Electric Vehicle Areas in the U.S. This EV Area stretches from Long Beach to Santa Monica and up to Santa Barbara. It has one of the highest concentrations of electric cars, plug-in hybrids and e-bikes in the U.S. He has worked with many of the top EV leaders and developers as well as hundreds of electric car drivers and e-bike riders around the country. He is communicating their knowledge about handling high gas prices and how to save energy. In addition, he is communicating his own personal experiences with EVs. He is a Chevy Volt driver and has been driving and testing all sorts of electric cars and e-bikes since 2003.
Russell Sydney has a Master’s Degree in International Development from UC Davis.
Transportation dominates our daily existence. Thousands, even millions, of miles are embedded in everything we do and touch. We live in a door-to-door universe that works so well most Americans are scarcely aware of it. The grand ballet in which we move ourselves and our stuff is equivalent to building the Great Pyramid, the Hoover Dam, and the Empire State Building all in a day. Every day. And yet, in the one highly visible part of the transportation world—the part we drive—we suffer grinding commutes, a violent death every fifteen minutes, a dire injury every twelve seconds, and crumbling infrastructure.
Now, the way we move ourselves and our stuff is on the brink of great change, as a new mobility revolution upends the car culture that, for better and worse, built modern America. This unfolding revolution will disrupt lives and global trade, transforming our commutes, our vehicles, our cities, our jobs, and every aspect of culture, commerce, and the environment. We are, quite literally, at a fork in the road, though whether it will lead us to Carmageddon or Carmaheaven has yet to be determined.
Using interviews, data and deep exploration of the hidden world of ports, traffic control centers, and the research labs defining our transportation future, acclaimed journalist Edward Humes breaks down the complex movements of humans, goods, and machines as never before, from increasingly car-less citizens to the distance UPS goes to deliver a leopard-printed phone case. Tracking one day in the life of his family in Southern California, Humes uses their commutes, traffic jams, grocery stops, and online shopping excursions as a springboard to explore the paradoxes and challenges inherent in our system. He ultimately makes clear that transportation is one of the few big things we can change—our personal choices do have a profound impact, and that fork in the road is coming up fast.
Door to Door is a fascinating detective story, investigating the worldwide cast of supporting characters and technologies that have enabled us to move from here to there—past, present, and future.
The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include:
Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets
Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.
Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.
"Guaranteed to make blood boil." —Janet Maslin, New York Times
In Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together—some of them walking away from seven-figure salaries—to investigate, expose, and reform the insidious new ways that Wall Street generates profits. If you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you.