From the Editor


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

Welcome to the September 2015 issue of USAEE Dialogue!  In this issue we’re pleased to present the following articles:

        • "Findings from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy: North American Energy in 2014," by Mark Finley and Arminé Thompson of BP America;
        • "Broken Windows and Electricity Generation: The Cost of Prematurely Closing Existing Plants," by Travis Fisher and Mark Febrizio of the Institute for Energy Research;
        • "Day-Ahead Market Prices of Electricity and Economic Fundamentals: Preliminary Evidence from New York City," by Kevin Forbes and Ernest Zampelli of the Catholic University of America;
        • "Fairly Pricing Net Intervals While Keeping the Utility Financially Healthy," by Mark Lively, Consulting Engineer;
        • “Front Groups Play a Growing and Dangerous Role in Energy Policy,” by Thomas Lyon of the University of Michigan Energy Institute;
        • “Do Energy Forecasts Minimize the Need for Base Load Electricity Generation Renewal?” by Christopher Nichols and Gavin Pickenpaugh of DOE’s National Energy Technical Laboratory; and
        • A write-up of the National Capital Area Chapter’s 19th annual Washington Energy Policy Conference, a joint program with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

The content of USAEE Dialogue is entirely dependent upon member input and, as ever, we are appreciative of these contributions by our colleagues. Now as we return from our summer holidays and re-focus our attention onto business and academic pursuits, USAEE members are encouraged to share their research and professional experiences as well as to comment on current energy issues. In particular, and with our North American Conference in Pittsburgh near at hand, members who will be making presentations during that conference next month are invited to submit summaries of their presentations for inclusion in the January 2016 issue of USAEE Dialogue. The deadline for input to that issue is Nov. 30, 2015.  Members interested in contributing articles or summaries should contact me well in advance of the deadline to allow sufficient time for editorial consideration. Guidelines for article submission may be found at http://www.usaee.org/pdf/blog/Dialogue_Article_Submission_Guidelines.pdf.  

Lastly, in our continuing effort to improve USAEE Dialogue I welcome your comments and suggestions. I look forward to your e-mails and to visiting with you at our annual conference in Pittsburgh.




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