"The Dynamic Energy Landscape"
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Oct. 25 - 28, 2015
Massive transformations in how and where energy is produced and consumed are drastically changing our energy economy. The theme of the 33rd USAEE/IAEE North American Conference is “The Dynamic Energy Landscape”, a title reflecting the challenges that face government and industry leaders as they make policy and investment decisions in order to balance the use of natural resources and their impacts on the environment and local economies.
The opening plenary will focus on natural gas and plans to explore the astonishing growth of natural gas production from the Marcellus and Utica shales. A panel of leading energy economists and stakeholders will define and probe the extent of the domestic and global resource, and discuss opportunities and challenges in capturing and sustaining the broad economic, employment, trade and even environmental benefits of shale gas, while ensuring public health and safety.
The 2015 conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of the main centers of American energy and an area that has witnessed an industrial resurgence, which will also be one of the planned plenary topics. In addition, a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) led topic will focus on water at the well-site and explore the challenges around its production, handling and disposal. Other plenaries plan to cover a wide range of topics that include Renewable Energy Integration, Climate, the Future of Coal, Geopolitics, Energy Infrastructure and current issues facing North American Energy. A post-conference technical tour to Range Resources’ Southwest Marcellus Shale natural gas producing operations is also planned.
Please mark your calendars for October 25-28 and plan to attend and to participate. The deadline for receipt of abstracts for both the Concurrent Sessions and the Student Poster Session is Thursday, May 21, 2015. Check the conference website at www.usaee.org/usaee2015 periodically for further information as our planning continues.
Other IAEE-Sanctioned Conferences in 2015
5th Latin America Energy Economics Meeting (ELAEE)
"Energy Outlook in Latin America and Caribbean: Challenges, Constraints and Opportunities"
March 16 - 18, 2015
8th NAEE/IAEE International Conference
Nigerian Association for Energy Economics
"Future Energy Options: Policy Formulation, Assessment and Implementation"
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
April 26 - 28, 2015
38th IAEE International Conference
"Economic, Environmental, Technological and Security Challenges for Energy"
May 24 - 27, 2015
The conference program is being prepared so as to make sure that critical issues of vital concern and importance to governments and industries are presented, considered and discussed from all perspectives. In this context, many exiting plenary and dual plenary sessions on key current energy issues, featuring internationally-established speakers and lively discussions, will be organized. The opening plenary will be focusing on climate change whereas the international implications of the US energy renaissance will be addressed at the closing plenary. Electricity market design, oil and gas transport and geopolitical issues as well as energy efficiency, access and economics of new technologies will be discussed within the dual plenary sessions.
With its informal social functions, the conference will provide a unique opportunity for networking and enhancing communication among energy concerned professionals from business, government, academia and other circles worldwide. The rich social program will include unique arrangements like various pre-conference tournaments including Golf, special cultural attractions and a beach party on the Mediterranean shore.
A conference workshop entitled "Shale Gas in North America: Resources, Deliverability, Demand and Global Implications" will be held on May 24th and again on May 28th 2015. The workshop will be given by Gürcan Gülen and Svetlana Ikonnikova from the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), The University of Texas at Austin and Dr. Scott Tinker, director of the BEG. The Bureau has been conducting the most in-depth, publicly available, interdisciplinary analysis of major shale plays in the U.S. Registration fee for the workshop is 100 USD.
Check out the conference web-site at www.iaee15.org for complete details and begin making your plans now to attend and to participate!
Volume 23, Number 1 Announcements