This new management guide has been written for business firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations seeking to rapidly move away from gasoline and petro-diesel fuels. Written in business language understandable by anyone, this focused and practical compendium provides specific answers to the question: "What can we do about peak oil, global warming, and dependence on foreign countries for petroleum?" The report provides a wide variety of management advice including:
(1) 30 specific reasons why organizations must now transition away from petroleum - these facts help convince top management that a transition effort away from petroleum is now required.
(2) 36 internal political impediments to moving ahead with this transition - these viewpoints must be addressed if top management is going to take action, because the facts alone are often not enough to compel action, even though a transition away from petroleum may clearly be in the best long-run interests of an organization.
(3) Pros and cons for 17 specific methods to conserve petroleum fuels - these pros and cons help management prudently decide which petroleum conservation methods are most suitable for a particular organization.
(4) Pros and cons for 32 new technologies to significantly boost the efficiency of vehicles still using petroleum fuels - these new technologies are going to be very important as long as an organization is still using gasoline and petro-diesel fuels.
(5) Pros and cons for 12 currently-available alternative transportation fuels - these points empower management to understand exactly why a particular alternative fuel should, or should not, be used by a certain organization.
(6) 34 action steps to guide a successful transition - this clearly laid-out sequence of steps assists managers to see the way forward when it comes to migrating their organizations to alternative fuels.
(7) 30 suggested criteria for making business-related transition decisions - these criteria explicitly define what is needed (such as compatibility with existing business strategies) in order for management to make a grounded decision to adopt a certain alternative fuel technology.
(8) 95 criteria with which to evaluate alternative fuels - this long checklist provides a roster from which organizations can select those factors important to them, when they make their own decision to pursue certain alternative fuel(s).
(9) 50 different management strategies for engineering a successful transition - these high-level management strategies help to assure that a minimum of resources are consumed by the transition effort, that the transition meets a particular organization's unique objectives, and also that an organization will be best prepared for high petroleum prices, petroleum-based fuel shortages, and related problems.
(10) An annotated list of over 1400 references - these links allow readers to quickly obtain additional information about the topics discussed in this important new report.
(11) Over 500 vendors that can assist with the transition - these firms offer products and services that can empower an organization to both accelerate and outsource the transition process.