I'm in a discussion with a friend about our energy policy and especially our (United States) dependence on foreign oil. I'm trying to find good sources/books to learn about our energy problem. Can anyone recommend anything? I realize this is a vast topic. A lot of the argument I get from people is that they don't want to 'live like the Europeans with $8/gallon gas' so anything that changes our lifestyle or raises energy prices is a non-starter. I'm trying to argue that we could get off of foreign oil with a significant effort but that it's possible. I think we need to get off of oil (as much as possible) in general but we need to start somewhere.