From the President of USAEE








Peter R. Hartley

Professor & Baker Institute Fellow

Rice University (Houston, Texas)

 

Excitement is building as the 2012 North American Conference in Austin draws near. Your conference organizing committee has drawn up a very interesting plenary session program, which you can view at http://www.usaee.org/usaee2012/program_2.aspx.

We have also had an extraordinary number of submissions for the concurrent sessions and the poster competition.

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From the Editor







Robert Eric Borgström

Advisor on Energy Regulatory Policy and Management

(Washington, DC)

 

Dear Colleagues

With the conclusion of the summer holidays, our attention returns to busy workday agendas and a focus on the critical national debate that will define the next steps of our economic recovery.  Many challenges and opportunities lie ahead for all of us and, appropriately, the theme of our 31st annual USAEE/IAEE North American Conference to be held in Austin, Texas, Nov. 4-7, 2012, is "Transition to a Sustainable Energy Era: Opportunities and Challenges".  In this issue of USAEE Dialogue, Conference Program Co-Chairs Mina Dioun and Peter Nance give a resume of some of the activities that have been planned.  Be sure to read their article and if you have not already registered to attend, please do so now at the conference web-site: http://www.usaee.org/usaee2012/

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What is planned for the USAEE/IAEE North American Conference in Austin (Nov 4-7, 2012)

From the Conference Program Co-Chairs:

Mina Dioun

President, Dioun Energy Consultants (Austin, Texas)

mdioun@diounenergy.com

Peter Nance

Senior Principal, Teknecon Energy Risk Advisers (Austin, Texas)

pnance@teknecon.com

 

 

We are delighted to invite you to attend the 31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, which will be held in our amazing city of Austin on November 4-7, 2012.

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First Annual USAEE Energy Economics Case Competition






Eric Hittinger

Ass't. Prof., Rochester Institute of Technology

eshgpt@rit.edu

Chair, USAEE Case Competition Committee

 

As the former USAEE Student Representative, I have seen firsthand how important student programs are to the organization.  The USAEE leadership is constantly thinking about how to develop the next generation of energy economists, and USAEE has several programs dedicated to improving the student experience.  In order to complement the existing programs, such as the Best Student Paper Award, USAEE has initiated an annual energy economics Case Competition involving teams from some of the best universities in North America and culminating with a special concurrent session at the 31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference in Austin, TX.

 

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Electric Vehicles: Public Acceptance, Infrastructure and Policy

Organized Concurrent Session at the 31st IAEE/USAEE North American Conference - Austin, Texas

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 at 2:00 PM










Sanya Carley

Asst. Prof., Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)

T. Donna Chen

Doctoral Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Kara Kockelman

Prof., University of Texas at Austin

Rachel Krause

Asst. Prof., University of Texas at El Paso

 

In 2009, the U.S. government highlighted electricity as a promising alternative transport technology to petroleum – one that offers societal benefits in the form of reduced reliance on foreign oil, less greenhouse gas emissions, and the advancement of domestic industrial innovation – and established an official domestic goal of putting one million plug-in electric vehicles on the road by 2015. In response to this goal and to associated government-sponsored manufacturer and consumer incentives, all major vehicle manufactures now have plans to offer personal passenger electric vehicles within the next five years.

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Economics of Barnett Shale

Organized Concurrent Session at the 31st IAEE/USAEE North American Conference, Austin, Texas

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 - 8:30 AM










Gürcan Gülen

Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

Svetlana Ikonnikova

Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

Kenneth Medlock

Baker Institute, Rice University (Houston, Texas)

 

In this session, we will discuss the economics of the Barnett shale play based on the results of a major interdisciplinary project at the Bureau of Economic Geology funded by the Sloan Foundation.

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The Unconventional Path for Domestic Crude Oil and Natural Gas Resources


 

Julie M. Carey

Director and Principal, Navigant Economics (Washington, DC)

julie.carey@navigant.com

Christopher L. Ring

Managing Consultant, Navigant Economics (Washington, DC)

chris.ring@navigant.com

 

 

Recent recognition of the vast extent of shale oil and gas reserves combined with the development of cost-effective extraction using hydraulic fracturing has catapulted these fuels’ domestic production.  This abrupt shift is reshaping the energy industry in ways that would have been unexpected just a few years ago, from the geographic location of the newfound resources to the sheer volume levels available from domestic sources and the impact that will have on many sectors of the economy.

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Derecho Outage Survey







Mark B. Lively

Consulting Engineer, Utility Economic Engineers (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

MbeLively@aol.com

 

The Washington, DC, area was hit by a derecho on Friday, 2012 June 29.  The derecho had strong wind and many lightning strikes, which felled many trees, which in turn knocked out power to perhaps a million customers in the Washington, DC, area.  The local utilities hired crews from hundreds of miles away to assist with the restoration efforts.

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35th IAEE International Conference Down Under Delivers Over and Above

The 35th IAEE International Conference Down Under Delivers Over and Above





Lori Smith Schell

President, Empowered Energy (Durango, Colorado)

2012 USAEE President-Elect

 

The 35th IAEE International Conference “Energy Markets Evolution under Global Carbon Constraints:  Assessing Kyoto and Looking Forward” was held from 24-27 June 2012 in Perth, Western Australia.

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Future USAEE and IAEE events:

Plan now to participate in these forthcoming USAEE and IAEE events:


2012

Nov. 4-7

31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference

Austin, Texas

http://www.usaee.org/usaee2012/

Register NOW at: https://www.usaee.org/usaee2012/onlineregistration.aspx

 

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