Robert Rapier works in the energy industry and writes and speaks about energy and the environment. He has worked on cellulosic ethanol, butanol production, oil refining, natural gas production, and gas-to-liquids (GTL). He has a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University, and is currently the Chief Investment Strategist of The Energy Strategist. Robert's articles have appeared in Forbes, The Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor. His new book, Power Plays: Energy Options in the Age of Peak Oil (Apress, 2012), helps investors sort through doom and gloom, hype and misinformation to understand the true costs, benefits and trade-offs for each of our major energy options. You can read his weekly column by visiting http://www.investingdaily.com/energy-stocks.