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Unstoppable - Harnessing Science to Change the World book by Bill Nye  "Unstoppable: Harnessing Science To Change The World" [2015]
by Bill Nye, Edited by Corey S. Powell

'TV Science Guy' Bill Nye debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming, issuing a new challenge to today's generation: to make a cleaner, more efficient, and happier world. When you are done reading this, you'll be enlightened and empowered, and chances are you'll be ready to join Bill and change the world.
Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [11/2015] for $9.99
St. Martin's Griffin 8¼x5½ pb [10/2016] for $9.85
St. Martin's Press 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2015] for $14.99

The Tesla Revolution / Energy War book by Willem Middelkoop & Rembrandt Koppelaar  "The Tesla Revolution: Why Big Oil Has Lost The Energy War" [2016]
by Willem Middelkoop & Rembrandt Koppelaar

Amsterdam Univ Press pb [DUE Dec 2016] pre-order for $21.25
SuperFuel Thorium book by Richard Martin  "SuperFuel: Thorium, The Green Energy Source For The Future" [2012]
by Richard Martin

Kindle Edition from Palgrave Macmillan [5/2012] for $8.89
Palgrave Macmillan 9x6 pb [8/2013] for $13.78
Palgrave Macmillan 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2012] for $19.23
Thorium Energy Cheaper Than Coal book by Robert Hargraves  "Thorium: Energy Cheaper Than Coal" [2012]
by Robert Hargraves

Kindle Edition from ADVFN Books [11/2013] for $9.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [7/2012] for $22.50
Power Hungry book by Robert Bryce  "Power Hungry: The Myths of 'Green' Energy and The Real Fuels of The Future"
[2010] by Robert Bryce

Author makes a case for permanent dependence on fossil fuels in America (and the world), which requires continued work on efficiency and reduced usage.
Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [4/2011] for $9.99
PublicAffairs 9¼x6 pb [4/2011] for $14.31
PublicAffairs 9¼x6 hardcover [4/2010] out of print/many, many used
Gusher of Lies / Energy Independence book by Robert Bryce  "Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence" [2008]
by Robert Bryce

Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [2008 edition] for $10.44
PublicAffairs 8¼x5½ pb [3/2009] for $14.85
PublicAffairs 9¼x6 hardcover [3/2008] for $26.95
Wind Farm Scam book by John Etherington   "The Wind Farm Scam: An Ecologist's Evaluation (Independent Minds Series)" [2009]
by John Etherington (retired British academic), Foreword by Christopher Booker

Kindle Edition from Stacey Intl. [2/2012] for $9.99
Stacey Intl. 7¾x5 pb [9/2009] for $15.01
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil book by Andrew Nikiforuk  "Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and The Future of A Continent" [2010]
by Andrew Nikiforuk
, winner of a Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit, 2009
Greystone Books Revised & Updated 8x5 pb [7/2010] for $13.46
author's official website
Peak Oil and The Second Great Depression book by Kenneth D. Worth  "Peak Oil and The Second Great Depression (2010-2030): A Survival Guide For Investors and Savers After Peak Oil" [2010] by Kenneth D. Worth
Outskirts Press 9x6 pb [6/2010] for $12.95
End of Energy book by Michael J. Graetz  "The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America's Environment, Security, and Independence" [2011] by Michael J. Graetz
Kindle Edition from M.I.T. Press [4/2011] for $7.36
The M.I.T. Press 9x6 pb [2/2013] for $16.12
The M.I.T. Press 9x6 hardcover [3/2011] for $7.75

Books About The Energy Crisis
{ in chronological order }

Brotherhood of Oil book by Robert Engler  "The Brotherhood of Oil: Energy Policy & The Public Interest" [1977 classic]
by Robert Engler

Univ of Chicago Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/77] out of print/used
Powerline by Wellstone & Casper  "Powerline: The First Battle of America's Energy War" [1981]
by Paul Wellstone & Barry M. Casper

Univ MN Press 8¼x5½ pb [9/2003] for $17.95
Univ MA Press hardcover [2/81] out of print/used
Coastal Alert manual by Dwight Holing  "Coastal Alert: Energy Ecosystems and Offshore Oil Drilling" [1990]
by Dwight Holing, Foreword by Ted Danson

A well-written handbook for environmental activists running a grassroots campaign to stop offshore oil drilling that can be applied to other local and regional campaigns.
Island Press 9x6 pb [9/90] out of print/used
Prize / Oil, Money & Power  "The Prize: The Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power" [1991]
bestseller & winner of the Pulitzer Prize – by Daniel Yergin

Free Press 9½x6 pb [1/93] for $14.96
Pocket 9x6 pb [12/91] out of print/used
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [1/91] out of print/used
"The Prize" P.B.S. 8-part mini-series [1992] Narration by Donald Sutherland
Home Vision color video [6/2000] 4 tape set; out of prodn/used

Hubbert's Peak  "Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage" [2001]
by Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [8/2003] for $11.02
Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2001] for $35.00
official Hubbert Peak website
Hydrogen Economy  "The Hydrogen Economy: The Creation of The Worldwide Energy Web & The Redistribution of Power On Earth" [2002] by Jeremy Rifkin
"Recommended." — Time Magazine Green Century Special Issue
Tarcher Putnam 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2002] for $17.47
Coal History  "Coal: A Human History" [2003]
by Barbara Freese

Penguin 7x5¼ pb [1/2004] for $13.72
Perseus Books 8½x6¾ hardcover [1/2003] for $16.50
Party's Over book by Richard Heinberg  "The Party's Over: Oil, War & The Fate of Industrial Societies" [2003]
by Richard Heinberg

New Society 9x6¼ pb [6/2005] for $12.21
New Society 9x6 pb [4/2003] out of print/used
S.E.R. hardcover [4/2003] out of print/used
Power Play  "Power Play: The Twentieth-Century Struggle Over Electricity" [2003]
by Sharon Beder

"Deeply alarming ... Couldn't be timelier, particularly for Californians."
— Merle Rubin, Los Angeles Times

New Press 9½x6¼ [8/2003] for $18.17
Smartest Guys / Enron  "The Smartest Guys In The Room: The Amazing Rise & Scandalous Fall of Enron" [2003] by Bethany McLean & Peter Elkind
Portfolio 8½x5½ pb [9/2004] for $10.88
Portfolio 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2003] for $17.79

see also Corporations vs. America / Enron Scandal Section at Working Minds

Smartest Guys In The Room movie poster  "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" [docu feature April 2005]
Co-written & directed by Alex Gibney; based on the book
Magnolia widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2006] for $14.49
Magnolia widescreen color DVD [1/2006] for $13.76
full credits from IMDb
Idiot's Guide to the Politics of Oil  "The Complete Idiot's Guide To The Politics of Oil" [2003]
by Lita Epstein, C.D. Jaco & Julianne C. Iwersen-Neiman

Alpha Books pb [11/2003] for $12.89
Oil Politics  "Oil Politics: A Modern History of Petroleum" [2004]
by Francisco Parra (former Secretary General of OPEC)

I.B.Tauris 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2004] for $60.28
Winning The Oil Endgame  "Winning The Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs & Security" [2004]
Edited by Beatrice T. Aranow; articles by Amory B. Lovins, E. Kyle Datta, Jonathan G. Koomey, Nathan J. Glasgow & others

Rocky Mountain Institute 10¾x8¼ pb [9/2004] for $38.00
Rocky Mountain Institute 11x8½ pb [1/2004] out of print/used
official booksite
Hype About Hydrogen  
"The Hype About Hydrogen: Fact & Fiction In The Race To Save The Climate" [2004] by Joseph J. Romm
Island Press 9&fracx6¼ hardcover [2/2004] for $17.00
National Academy of Sciences article/excerpt {in HTML} [3/2004] for $5.95
author's website 'Climate Progress'
Out of Gas   "Out of Gas: The End of The Age of Oil" [2004]
by David Goodstein [of Cal Tech]

W.W. Norton 8¼x5½ pb [2/2005] for $11.16
W.W. Norton 8½x5¾ hardcover [2/2004] for $14.93
End of Oil   "The End of Oil: On The Edge of A Perilous New World" [2004]
by Paul Roberts

Mariner 8½x5½ pb [4/2005] for $11.20
Houghton Mifflin 9.4x6.4 hardcover [5/2004] for $17.68
Halliburton Agenda  "The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil & Money" [2004]
by Dan Briody

Wiley & Sons 8½x5½ pb [12/2005] for $13.22
Wiley & Sons 9x6 hardcover [5/2004] for $24.95
Oil Addiction  "Oil Addiction: The World In Peril" [2004]
by Pierre Chomat, translated by Pamela Gilbert-Snyder

Universal Publrs 8½x5½ pb [11/2004] for $17.95
Beyond Oil  "Beyond Oil: The View From Hubbert's Peak" [2005]
by Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Hill & Wang 8x6½ pb [6/2006] for $10.01
Hill & Wang 9¼x6½ hardcover [2/2005] for $15.60
official Hubbert Peak website
Conspiracy of Fools book about Enron by Kurt Eichenwald  "Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story" [N.Y. Times bestseller 2005]
by Kurt Eichenwald

"Behind thick corporate walls, in the shadows of Wall Street, along the corridors of
political power, a scandal is brewing ..." - The mess that became the Enron Scandal.

Broadway Books 9x6 pb [12/2005] for $12.21
Broadway Books 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2005] out of print/hundreds used
Oil Age Is Over  "The Oil Age Is Over: What To Expect As The World Runs Out of Cheap Oil, 2005‑2050" [2005] by Matthew David Savinar
self-published pb [4/2005] for $15.00
author's website
Twilight in the Desert  "Twilight In The Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock & The World Economy" [2005] by Matthew R. Simmons
Wiley 9x6 pb [6/2006] for $11.53
Wiley 9½x6 hardcover [6/2005] for $16.47
Thousand Barrels A Second  "A Thousand Barrels A Second: The Coming Oil Break Point & The Challenges Facing An Energy Dependent World" [2006] by Peter Tertzakian
McGraw-Hill 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2006] for $17.61
Big Coal   "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future" [2006]
by Jeff Goodell

Houghton Mifflin pb [4/2007] for $10.17
Houghton Mifflin 9¼x6¾ hardcover [6/2006] for $17.13
Energy Switch / Proven Solutions  "Energy Switch: Proven Solutions For A Renewable Future" [2006]
by Craig Morris

New Society Publrs 9x6 pb [8/2006] for $13.22
Internal Combustion book by Edwin Black  "Internal Combustion: How Corporations & Governments Addicted The World To Oil & Derailed The Alternatives" [2006] by Edwin Black
"he has ... made his case with devastating clarity"
St. Martin's Griffin 8x5¼ pb [12/2007] for $11.66
St. Martin's Press 8¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2006] for $27.39
Blood of The Earth  "Blood of The Earth: The Battle For The World's Vanishing Oil Resources" [2006]
by Dilip Hiro

Nation Books 8¼x5½ pb [11/2006] for $10.85
Energy Autonomy  "Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social & Technological Case For Renewable Energy" [2007] by Hermann Scheer
Earthscan 8½x5¾ hardcover [1/2007] for $19.77
Moving Mountains / Big Coal  "Moving Mountains: How One Woman & Her Community Won Justice From Big Coal" [2007] by Penny Loeb
Univ Press of KY 9x6¼ hardcover [7/2007] for $18.45
Search for Arabian Oil  "Discovery!: The Search for Arabian Oil" [2007]
by Wallace Stegner

written on-hire for Aramco; finished & rejected in 1956; published only in Lebanon in 1971; 'reissued' in 2007, with a Foreword by Thomas W. Lippman
Selwa Press 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2007] for $16.47
Apollo's Fire / Clean Energy Economy  "Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy" [2007]
by Jay Inslee & Bracken Hendricks

Island Press hardcover [10/2007] for $17.13
Over A Barrel / Oil Dependence  "Over A Barrel: The Costs of U.S. Foreign Oil Dependence" [2007]
by John S. Duffield

Stanford Law & Politics hardcover [10/2007] for $18.45
Why We Hate the Oil Companies book by John Hofmeister  "Why We Hate The Oil Companies: Straight Talk From An Energy Insider" [2010]
by John Hofmeister {former president of Shell Oil, USA}

Although Hofmeister shifts the blame for energy problems from the corporations to the politicians, the reviewer consensus is that some of his pragmatic ideas may be useful.
Palgrave Macmillan 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2010] for $17.82
Hofmeister's Citizens for Affordable Energy website
Powers That Be, Global Energy book by Scott L. Montgomery  "The Powers That Be: Global Energy For The Twenty-First Century and Beyond" [2010]
by Scott L. Montgomery

Univ Chicago Press 9x6¼ hardcover [7/2010] for $23.10
Empires of Oil / Barbarian Worlds book by Duncan Clarke  "Empires of Oil: Corporate Oil In Barbarian Worlds" [2007]
by Duncan Clarke

Profile Books 8½x5½ hardcover [9/2007] for $23.82
Barbarians of Oil book by Sandy Franks & Sara Nunnally  Barbarians of Oil: How Oil Industries Are Destroying Prosperity and Three Investments To Protect Your Wealth" [2011] by Sandy Franks
Wiley & Sons hardcover [7/2011] for $11.57

Movies About Energy Resources

The Prize video  "The Prize" P.B.S. 8-part mini-series [1992] Narration by Donald Sutherland
Home Vision color video [6/2000] 4 tape set; out of stock/used
based on "The Prize: The Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power" [1991]
bestseller & winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize – by Daniel Yergin

Free Press 9½x6 pb [1/93] for $14.96
Pocket 9x6 pb [12/91] out of print/dozens used
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [1/91] out of print/dozens used
End of Suburbia video  "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion & The Collapse of The American Dream"
[2004 documentary feature film] Written & directed by Gregory Greene

Electric Wallpaper color DVD [5/2004] out of stock at Amazon
official website: purchase DVD
full credits from IMDb
Smartest Guys In The Room movie poster  "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" [docu feature April 2005]
Co-written & directed by Alex Gibney; based on the book
Magnolia widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2006] for $14.49
Magnolia widescreen color DVD [1/2006] for $13.76
full credits from IMDb
see also Corporations vs. America / Enron Scandal Section at Working Minds
Black Gold, The Story of Oil documentary  "Empires of Industry: Black Gold - The Story of Oil" [History Channel 2005]
50-minute documentary, billed as a comprehensive history of petroleum
Cast/crew unknown • not listed at IMDb or History Channel
A&E Home Video color DVD [12/2005] for $14.97
A Crude Awakening movie poster  "A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash" documentary [indep March 2006]
Co-produced & co-directed by Basil Gelpke & Ray McCormack

Docurama color DVD [7/2007] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
Modern Marvels episode on Renewable Energy at History Channel  "Modern Marvels: Renewable Energy" [History Channel Sept 2006]
50-minute documentary film showing how the combined forces of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, wave, and tidal power are ready to move the world beyond oil, coal, and other XIXth Century energy technologies.
Written & co-produced by Anthony Lacques
A&E Home Video color DVD [8/2008] for $22.40
full credits at IMDb
NOVA Saved By The Sun TV special  "NOVA: Solar Energy - Saved By The Sun" [P.B.S. aired April 2007]
An update on the urgency of replacing fossil fuels with renewable fuels, including a comparison of U.S. foot-dragging and Germany's very successful photovoltaic buildout. Co-produced & directed by Steven Latham; co-produced & written by Larry Klein & Evan I. Schwartz; narrated by Lance Lewman • full credits at IMDb
P.B.S. widescreen color DVD [7/2007] for $12.99
'Fields of Fuel' 2008 documentary from Josh Tickell  "Fields of Fuel" documentary feature [festival circuit 2008]
America is addicted to petroleum and it is time for an intervention. Eco-evangelist filmmaker Josh Ticknell, a man with a plan and a Veggie Van, tells the story of biodiesel – made from vegetable oil, it is non-toxic, has low carbon dioxide emissions, and can ultimately replace all liquid fuels used in the United States. Tickell takes on big oil, big government, and big soy to find solutions in places few people have looked. Co-produced by Rebecca Harrell Tickell; directed by Joshua Tickell; written by Johnny O'Hara; featuring attorney William Baggett, Roger Ballentine, Richard Branson, Dr. Colin Campbell, Larry David, Laurie Lennard David, Cong. Eliot Engel [D-NY], Dr. Hermann Frassen, Larry Hagman, Woody Harrelson, Ken Hern, activist Jim Hightower, Oliver Houck, Cong. Jay Inslee [D-WA], Jack Johnson, David Kittelson, Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D-AR], Dr. Gal Luft, Bill Mack, Robert McCormick, John McElroy, Robert McFar-lane, Dr. William Moomaw, Willie Nelson, Michael Noble, Julia Roberts, Florence Robinson, Chris Sanders, Dr. Bill Shepard, singer Smudo, Swedish Minister Lena Sommestadt, James Woolsey, Neil Young & attorney Beth Zilbert
DVD/Blu-ray not available • Amazon Instant Video [2008] rental $2.99, purchase $9.99
full credits at IMDb

Burning the Future, Coal in America TV special  "Burning The Future: Coal In America" TV special [indep May 2008]
120-minute documentary film that examines the conflict between the Coal Industry and resi-dents of West Virginia, who protest the devastation caused by Big Coal's anti-environmental extraction practices – toxic ground water, obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, dis-placed towns – and a government that appeases industry, in a struggle ignored by Big Media about protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life.
Co-produced, co-written & directed by David Novack • full credits at IMDb
New Video Group color DVD [8/2009] for $22.08

Blood and Oil 2008 documentary film  "Blood and Oil" documentary film [Media Education Foundation June 2008]
52-minute documentary film revealing the international diplomatic intrigue that has kept America bogged down in Middle East oil conflicts for over 60 years • Co-produced & co-written by Scott Morris; co-written & directed by Jeremy Earp; co-written & Michael Klare; with archive footage of Osama bin Laden, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, traitor Dick Cheney, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Thomas Friedman, Sean Hannity, Saddam Hussein, John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Bill O'Reilly, Ronald Reagan, Franklin Delano Roose-velt, Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld & Paul Wolfowitz • full credits at IMDb
Media Education Foundation color DVD [6/2008] for $19.95

Crude Independence docufilm by Noah Hutton  "Crude Independence" documentary feature [indep 2009]
When oil was discovered under North Dakota in the Bakken Shale formation in 2006, oil companies swarmed over the land, expecting to get rich very quickly. Filmmaker Hutton {son of Debra Winger} documented the changes that took place in the tiny (pop. 1300) town of Stanley. Exec produced by Jonathan Demme; directed by Noah Hutton
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • credits at IMDb
watch 9/2008 official trailer [4:20] at YouTube
'Fuel' documentary promoting solutions to peak oil  "Fuel" documentary feature [Greenlight Sept 2009]
The 11-year personal journey of filmmaker & eco-evangelist Josh Tickell, focusing on inspiring viewers, by looking into our future and offering hope via a wide-range of renewable energy & bio-fuel solutions. Directed by Joshua Tickell; written by Johnny O'Hara; featuring Joshua Tickell, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Richard Branson, Larry Hagman, Woody Harrelson, Robert Kennedy Jr., Willie Nelson, Julia Roberts & Neil Young
Cinema Libre Studio widescreen color Blu-ray [1/2011] for $18.93
Cinema Libre Studio widescreen color DVD [6/2010] for $16.93
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch official trailer [2:04] at YouTube

Gashole 2010 documentary feature  "Gashole" documentary feature [indep April 2010]
101-minute documentary film about oil company monopolies, market manipulation, and Congressional hearings, with barely a minute about Tom Ogle's vapor engine and early death.
Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Scott Roberts & Jeremy Wagener; narrated by Peter Gallagher
Cinema Libre Studio color DVD [8/00] for $12.36
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia • watch official trailer [2:07] at Vimeo
'Freedom' 2011 TV documentary from Josh Tickell  "Freedom: An Adventure To Uncover A Shocking Solution To America's Oil Addiction"
TV documentary [Canada Aug 2011]

Film focuses on alcohol fuel; was broadcast on the SuperChannel in Canada Co-produced & co-directed by Rebecca Harrell Tickell; co-directed by Joshua Tickell; written by Johnny O'Hara; featuring Ed Begley Jr., Tracy Mork, Jason Mraz, Michelle Rodriguez & Amy Smart
Green Planet Prodns color DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
credits at IMDb • watch official trailer [1:40] at YouTube
spOILed documentary film by Mark Mathis  "spOILed" documentary film [indep release Oct 2011]
"It's time to fill up on truth - for a change" and "A movie about the misinformation, distortions and even outright lies about oil" are the taglines; HOWEVER the posts on the producers' own website lean toward the conclusion that the movie is full of facts which are presented as a case for the oil & gas industry being the good guys – No way, Josι! This website stands for zero tolerance for any pollution, and the oil & gas industry are major bad guys in that arena. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Mark Mathis; co-produced & co-written by Kevin Miller; co-produced & edited by Steve Palmisano
DVD available on official website for $24.99 + s/h
credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch 6/2011 official trailer [2:20] at YouTube

Windfall 2010 documentary about wind turbine fields  "Windfall" documentary [festival circuit 2010, First Run Features Feb 2012]
83-minute docufilm co-produced & directed by Laura Israel; location filming in Lowville & Meredith & Tug Hill in New York; filmmakers attempt to expose 'the dark side' of renewable energy: there are side effects, it costs money to build wind farms . . . • featuring local residents & officials, and archive footage of T. Boone Pickens and U.S. Senators John Barrasso, Harry Reid & Bernie Sanders
First Run Features widescreen color DVD [5/2012] for $15.96
credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch official trailer [2:41] at YouTube
'The Big Fix' Gulf megaspill documentary from Josh Tickell  "The Big Fix" documentary feature [LionsGate VOD release June 2012]
"The truth is deep beneath the surface" 89-minute Gulf megaspill documentary was acquired by video-on-demand distribution company GoDigital, with LionsGate handling the same-day cable release. Co-produced, co-directed & co-hosted by Joshua Tickell & Rebecca Harrell Tickell; written by Johnny O'Hara; featuring Peter Fonda (co-pro-ducer), Amy Smart, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Jeff Goodell, Chris Hedges, David Korten, Nomi Prins, Sen. Bernie Sanders
Green Planet Prodns color DVD [6/2012] for $17.10
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:15] at YouTube

Greedy Lying Bastards poster  "Greedy Lying Bastards" [indep release March 2013]
Feature documentary filmed on location in Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Kenya, Peru, Tuvalu Islands & Uganda; an investigation of the influence that the fossil fuel industry has had on the political process and on efforts to combat climate change, the film is "a searing indictment of the influence, deceit, and corruption that defines the fossil fuel industry". Exec produced by Daryl Hannah; co-written & directed by Craig Scott Rosebraugh; co-written & edited by Patrick Gambuti Jr.
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
Fire In The Night documentary film about Piper Alpha rig explosion & sinking in 1988  "Fire In The Night" [Scottish TV June 2013]
Occidental Petroleum's Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea caught fire and sank in July 1988, killing 167 crew, with only 61 survivors; the British government's 'Cullen Report' was issued in 1990; the petroleum industry's resitance to safety standards still produces unsafe work environments at sea and on land.
Co-produced & directed by Anthony Wonke; co-produced, script & book by Stephen McGinty
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb • Piper Alpha entry at Wikipedia
"Fire In The Night: The Piper Alpha Disaster" book [2008] by Stephen McGinty
Kindle Edition from Pan Macmillan [11/2010] for $8.79
Pan Macmillan 8x5 pb [7/2009] for $14.12
Macmillan 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/2008] out of print/used

Cow Power documentary film  "Cow Power" [indep release 2013]
Dairy farmers and others in the state of Vermont organized a program called 'Cow Power' to produce electricity and other byproducts from the tons of manure produced by dairy cows every day. Participants include Green Mountain Power, Green Mountain College, Long Trail Brewing Co., Blue Spruce Farm, Pleasant Valley Farms & Foster Brothers Farm. Co-produced, written & directed by Allison Gillette
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch official trailer [2:24] at Vimeo

'Pump' documentary from Josh Tickell about alternative fuels  "Pump: The Movie" documentary feature [Submarine Deluxe Sept 2014]
Documentary from the director of 'Fuel' and 'The Big Fix' that offers real alternatives to fossil fuels
Co-produced & directed by Joshua Tickell & Rebecca Harrell Tickell; written by Johnny O'Hara; featuring Dr. Greg Anderson, Edwin Black, John Brackett, Todd Bradshaw, Daniel Ceasar, Alex Conger, Luiz 'Lula' da Silva, John Paul DeJoria (co-producer), Michael Dunne, Rogelio Goldfarb, Peter Goldmark, L. Hendricks, Andy Hernandez, David Hoffpay, John Hofmeister, Roland Hwang, Dr. Martin Jacques, Amy Meyers Jaffee, Marcos Jank, D.E. Johnson, Kevin Kidwell, Anne Korin, Zhang Ling, Luiz Paz Lins, Amory Lovins, Wladmin Martins, Chen Meng, Elon Musk {of Tesla Motors}, Cheryl & Phil Near, Dr. Raymond Pierrehumbert, Marc J. Rauch, author Jeremy Rifkin, Tom Rolfstad, Zhang Shenhua, Tina Soares, K.C. Tran, Theophilus Walker, Faye & John & Suzy Zhang & Dr. Robert Zubrin
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:14] at YouTube

The Great Invisible documentary on the Deepwater Horizon megaspill of 2010  "The Great Invisible" [RADiUS-TWC Oct 2014]
The first documentary feature to go beyond the media coverage to examine the Gulf of Mexico oil megaspill crisis in depth through the eyes of oil executives, survivors, and Gulf Coast residents who experienced the disaster first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on. Directed by Margaret Brown; featuring C-SPAN footage and interviews with Meccah Boynton-Brown, Doug Brown, Bob Cavnar, Brent Coon, Roosevelt Harris, Keith Jones, Latham Smith, Sara Lattis Stone & Stephen Stone; won SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Award
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch official trailer [3:04] at YouTube

Blood & Oil prime-time TV drama series  "Blood & Oil" [ABC-TV Sept-Dec 2015]
10-episode prime-time soap opera about an oil & ranching dynasty and a North Dakota oil boom.
Starring Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Scott Michael Foster, Amber Valletta, India de Beaufort, Delroy Lindo, Adan Canto, Miranda Rae Mayo
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb https://youtu.be/zt1i195Je9E

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