From the Editor

Robert Eric Borgström

Advisor on Energy Regulatory Policy and Management

(Washington, DC)



Dear Colleagues,

As our USAEE President writes, it is an “exciting time to be part of the world of energy”.  In that respect, I am greatly appreciative of the interesting contributions made to this issue of Dialogue by members from around the USA.  However, we are just scratching the surface of a vast reserve of information and experiences.  The objective of Dialogue is to be an effective medium for sharing information about the research and case studies by USAEE members from all sectors of the energy economics community (business/consulting, government and academia, including students) as well as the activities of our organization.  I encourage all members of USAEE, as well as IAEE members in Canada and Mexico, to propose articles that will share with your fellow members the excitement that we all feel in being a part of today’s energy dialogue.


Please review our “Guidelines” and contact me at your earliest with your suggestions for a contribution to our next issue. Articles in final form are due by September 15, 2013, but drafts for consideration should be submitted well in advance of this deadline for review and editing.  For further information, please follow the link to "Guidelines for Submissions of Articles"

In the meantime, I wish you good reading and look forward to seeing all of you at our 32nd USAEE/IAEE North American Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, July 27-31, 2013.

And as always, your comments and suggestions for improvement of Dialogue are invited and will be welcome at

Best to all,



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