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Do We Have the Talent to Manage America’s Energy Needs?

October 26, 2015
Our inability to provide enough skilled labor presents real and serious challenges to our ability to meet America’s energy demands over the coming decades. In recent years there has been a...
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Protecting the U.S. Electric Power Grid from Attack

October 13, 2015
Industry experts recently testified before Congress that more needs to be done to protect the nation’s electric grid from natural disasters, cyberattacks, physical threats and planned sabotage. Recent news stories...
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Low Oil Prices: Opportunity or Barrier for U.S. Industry?

September 28, 2015
Crude oil prices have dominated headlines and industry attention over the past year. In 2014 and continuing in 2015, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to unconstrained...
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Post-Event: What Will EPA’s Ozone Rule Mean for the Energy Sector?

September 21, 2015
On September 16th, 2015, OurEnergyPolicy.org (OEP) hosted a panel event moderated by Mark Drajem of Bloomberg News on EPA, ozone and the energy sector at the National Press Club in...
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Thermoelectrics: Converting Waste Heat to Power?

August 24, 2015
NASA has used thermoelectric energy, or the conversion of waste heat to electricity, for decades to power spacecraft and the Mars Science Laboratory Rover. However, thermoelectric energy has attracted minimal...
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Increasing U.S. Energy Security and Reducing Greenhouse Gases in the Transportation Sector: Electricity vs. Biofuels

July 14, 2015
U. S. renewable fuel policy has two primary objectives: 1) to reduce petroleum imports, increasing energy security and 2) to reduce greenhouse gas generation in the transportation sector. In this...
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Preparing the Next Generation of Energy Leaders

June 16, 2015
What determines the cost of a ton of coal? Is OPEC an oligopoly? Should we subsidize low-carbon energy or tax fossil fuels? Do Prius owners drive more? These are among the...
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Will Demand for Oil Peak by 2035?

June 2, 2015
Many are familiar with peak oil theory -- the idea that global oil production will hit a ceiling and then decline -- yet the concept of peak oil demand, where...
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Time-Variant Pricing in NY’s REV

March 23, 2015
Throughout most of the country, residential electricity customers pay the same price for electricity regardless of when it is consumed. Such flat rates mask the fact that true system costs...
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Climate Engineering: Solution or Problem?

March 18, 2015
On February 10, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released two major new reports on climate engineering (or "geoengineering"). The reports set out to summarize the scientific basis for what...
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