From the Editor

Robert Eric Borgström
Advisor on Regulatory Policy & Management
Washington, DC

In this issue of USAEE Dialogue we look forward to the IAEE International Conference to be held in New York City, June 15-18, 2014.  In addition to an overview by Jonathan McClelland of the program committee, you’ll find articles that highlight some of the conference’s plenary themes.  June may seem like a long time off, but we all know how the calendar gallops ahead. Make your plans now to attend and take note of two important deadlines:  the cut-off date for Concurrent Session Abstracts is January 10; and you can benefit from discounted early registration until April 14.  Full details can be found at http://www.usaee.org/usaee2014.

You’ll also find interesting reading in a range of topics covered by our USAEE colleages, including a report from the National Capital Area Chapter on their recent field trip to visit energy facilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania.  As you read through these contributions, I hope that you’ll also be thinking about sharing articles of your own research and business interests, as well as local chapter activities. 

USAEE Dialogue is an electronic publication that is posted at the USAEE web-site three times each year (January, May and October).  Dialogue pro-actively seeks contributed articles by USAEE members from all sectors of the energy economics’ community: business/consulting, government and academics (including students).

Articles are sought on recent research, analyses or case studies in energy economics that are (a) consistent with USAEE’s Mission and Disclaimer Statements and (b) likely to be of interest to significant segments of our membership. Articles are also sought from USAEE Chapter Presidents on the activities of local chapters around the USA. Guidelines for article submission may be found at:


Beginning with our next issue we shall also be publishing comments from members on articles appearing in Dialogue as well as other energy economics issues of interest to the membership. Comments should be 500 words or less and otherwise conform to the Guidelines for submission of articles. (See above.)  

Our next issue will appear on-line during the first week of May 2014 and contributions are welcome for consideration at any time prior to April 1.  Early submissions are always encouraged and to assist me in planning the editorial process, prospective authors are kindly requested to send me a non-binding expression of interest (EoI) in submitting an article as early in advance of the deadline as possible. EoI’s, questions and comments may be sent to me at: mailto:robertborgstrom2@gmail.com 

With best wishes to all for a Happy, Healthy and Successful 2014!