Steve Hallett is the author, with John Wright, of Life without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future (March, Prometheus Books.) Hallett is an associate professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. Wright is a journalist specializing in energy and environmental issues with over twenty-five years of experience. He is currently the Latin America news editor for Energy News Today and the author of The Obama Haters.