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The Grand Energy Transition (GET)
Documentary released April 2012
See www.The-GET.com for information, including how to order your complimentary copy

Robert A. Hefner III’s The Grand Energy Transition documentary was narrated by Commander John B. Herrington, former NASA astronaut, and was written and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Greg Mellott. Executive Producer was Gray Frederickson, Academy Award-winning co-producer of “The Godfather Part II”; and Producers were MeiLi Hefner and Mark Stansberry. Robert A. Hefner III says: “It’s time we get serious about growing our economy by immediately expanding use of America’s abundant, clean and affordable natural gas.”


The Grand Energy Transition: The Rise of Energy Gases,
Sustainable Life and Growth, and the Next Great
Economic Expansion


By Robert A. Hefner III
Published by John Wiley & Sons

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Click here to read Chapter 7 of The Grand Energy Transition – Natural Gas Abundance;
Click here to read Chapter 12 of The Grand Energy Transition – Policies to Accelerate the GET.

During 2009 Robert A. Hefner III launched his book The Grand Energy Transition (The GET) with rollout events and interviews: See www.The-GET.com to watch videos of these events and interviews.

 

The Grand Energy Transition in Chinese

Published by CITIC Press Corporation

For more information, see China5e: http://www.china5e.com/subject/show_677.html

 


"Share Prices Are Higher" Blurb by Robert A. Hefner III in The Gartman Letter August 14, 2014 on the real cost of coal versus natural gas.
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“View From Abroad – Message to the UK: Tear up your old energy policy and start over with the new realities of natural gas,” article by Robert A. Hefner III published in Energy Focus, the journal of the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies, U.K., Volume 29, Number 3, December 2012.
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A new book out in January 2013 has a segment about the history of The GHK Company and Robert A. Hefner III. The book – sponsored by the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association – is entitled Prospects to Prosperity: The Story of Oklahoma’s Oil and Gas Industry.
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KECO 96.5 FM radio interview featuring Robert A. Hefner III. Hefner is interviewed on natural gas and GHK’s history by Kelly Rizley, Shawn Wilson and Nathan Brewer for KECO’s “Exploring Energy” program, which aired September 5 and 6, 2012.
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“Gas: The Transitional Fuel to America’s Energy and Economic Future…It’s a Natural,” cover article by Keith A. Eaton about Robert A. Hefner III in Distinctly Oklahoma magazine, July 2012
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“The Grand Energy Transition film (and book) present provocative and persuasive case for Natural Gas development,” article by Patrick McGuigan about Robert A. Hefner III in The City Sentinel, June 14, 2012
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“Industry Executive Advocates for Natural Gas Use in Documentary,” article about Robert A. Hefner III in Rigzone, April 27, 2012
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“Natural gas documentary to be released next week,” article by Adam Wilmoth about Robert A. Hefner III in The Oklahoman, April 14, 2012
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“We’re about to be saved by an energy bonanza,” article by Irwin Stelzer about energy and economic changes and discussing Robert A. Hefner III’s book The Grand Energy Transition in The Sunday Times, December 11, 2011.
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“Battle between big oil and natural gas flares,” article by Malcolm Berko discussing Robert A. Hefner III and “The Grand Energy Transition” in The Oklahoman, October 23, 2011
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“Harvard University Establishes James R. Schlesinger Professorship of Energy, National Security, and Foreign Policy,” press release from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, April 12, 2011. MeiLi and Robert A. Hefner III are the principal donors to launch this Professorship, honoring Dr. James Schlesinger, Hefner’s long-time friend, who has served the U.S. in various capacities, including as U.S. Secretary of Energy, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
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“The Past, Present and Future of Natural Gas in Oklahoma – Natural Gas: How Important Is It To Our Energy Future?”, article featuring Robert A. Hefner III by Mark Stansberry in GTD Group’s January 2011 publication 
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“Hefner Explores Ways to Solve Energy Dilemma,” review of The GET in National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s “Global-is-Asian” newsletter, April/June 2010
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Financial Sense Newshour with Jim Puplava, audio interview with Robert A. Hefner III, February 13, 2010
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“The List/Bestselling Business Books,” article showing ranking of The GET in The Globe and Mail, February 9, 2010
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“Books in Brief,” article reviewing The GET by Linda Sargent in Distinctly Oklahoma magazine, January 2010
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“S’pore should encourage more CNG use,” article featuring Robert A. Hefner III by Joyce Hooi in Business Times Singapore, January 8, 2010
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“Gas – the Forgotten Fuel in the Carbon Reduction,” article featuring Robert A. Hefner III by Judy Maksoud in Hart’s E&P magazine, November 2009
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“Debate on Climate Change,” article featuring Robert A. Hefner III in Economist.com, September 30, 2009
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National Public Radio September 22, 2009, broadcast featuring Robert A. Hefner III and examining new successes in getting gas out of shale rock. Hefner speaks of his long-held belief in natural gas abundance and says that natural gas is the fuel that can change everything for our nation if we increase its use in electrical generation and switch to vehicles run on compressed natural gas. Hefner argues that this big boost in the use of natural gas would benefit the nation by substantially lowering carbon emissions and reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
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National Public Radio September 23, 2009, broadcast featuring Robert A. Hefner III and explaining how and why the U.S. natural gas business has historically been dominated by small, independent, agile companies but that the development of shale gas looks so promising that “big oil” companies are considering getting back into the natural gas business.
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“Drowning in it: The economics of natural gas; what bigger estimates of America’s reserves could mean,” article featuring Robert A. Hefner III in The Economist magazine, August 15-21, 2009
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“Natural Gas – An Energy Option Favored by Ted Turner as Bridge to Sustainability,” article by Maria Saporta about Robert A. Hefner III and his book The GET, published online in the Saporta Report of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 3, 2009
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“Energy Bill Misses Mark,” Op-Ed by Robert A. Hefner III, published in The Oklahoman, July 25, 2009
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“How to Immediately and Significantly Reduce CO2 Emissions” by Robert A. Hefner III, June 2009
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“Chatting with Robert A. Hefner III,” article by Leslie Haines, published in Oil & Gas Investor, April 2009.
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“Getting The GET,” article by Jeanette Elliott about Robert A. Hefner III and his new book The GET, published in American Clean Skies magazine, Winter 2009
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“The Age of Gases: The Vital Role Natural Gas Must Play in National Energy Policy,” article by Robert A. Hefner III, published in American Clean Skies magazine, First Quarter 2008
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“China’s Opportunity for Global Energy Leadership,” paper by Robert A. Hefner III, October 2007.
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“It’s Not ‘Star Wars’: Energy’s Future – Robert Hefner says natural gas offers a bridge to a squeaky-clean ‘hydrogen economy’,” by Fareed Zakaria, published in Newsweek, October 1, 2007.
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“Our Global Energy Future: Asia’s Opportunity,” by Robert A. Hefner III, for Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s Distinguished Speaker Series, 2006.
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“The Age of Energy Gases: China’s Opportunity for Global Energy Leadership,” booklet published by Robert A. Hefner III, 2007.
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Click here to download booklet - Chinese (6.6MB PDF)

“The Age of Energy Gases: The Importance of Natural Gas in Energy Policy,” speech and paper by Robert A. Hefner III at the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Strategy Group’s conference “The Global Politics of Energy,” Aspen, Colorado, August 2007.
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