From the Editor

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

As we busy ourselves with fall activities, this issue of USAEE Dialogue reflects upon the highly successful IAEE International Conference that we enjoyed this summer in New York City.  Included herein is an overview of the conference by USAEE National Student Representative, Derek Nixon; write-ups on the Student Best Paper Award, the Student Poster Competition and the Case Study Competition; and summaries of selected Concurrent Session Presentations.

Also featured in this issue are the following full-length papers from our fellow USAEE members:

  • “From Rio to Kyoto to Paris: Hopes and Realities for Global Warming Policy,” by Joel Darmstadter, Senior Fellow of Resources for the Future and this year’s recipient of USAEE’s Adelman-Frankel Award.
  • “Energy in 2013 – Taking Stock: Highlights from the 2014 BP Statistical Review of World Energy,” by Mark Finley of BP America and his colleagues at BP plc in London.  And,
  • “EPA’s Program for Carbon Reductions Is in Line with Power Sector Trends,” by John R. Weinberger, an attorney and public power consultant specializing in energy and environmental issues.

Our newest USAEE Chapter, the Colorado School of Mines Chapter, is introduced in a write-up by its president, Braeton Smith. Omar Cabrales, president of the National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) reports on its 18th Annual Washington Policy Conference, a joint event of NCAC and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  And please check-out our previews of future IAEE and USAEE Conferences and begin making your plans to take advantage of these valuable learning and networking opportunities, which are an important benefit of our USAEE (IAEE) membership.

Lastly, but most importantly, please know that the content of USAEE Dialogue is member-driven.  Don’t stand on ceremony and wait to be invited to contribute articles on your research, case studies or chapter events.  This is your invitation!  Please check out “Guidelines” for submission of articles at http://www.usaee.org/pdf/blog/Dialogue_Article_Submission_Guidelines.pdf or contact me at robertborgstrom2@gmail.com for further information.  Your colleagues in USAEE and I are looking forward to reading about you and your work in the next issue of USAEE Dialogue.

Best to all,
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