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Historical IAEE Energy Forum (Newsletter) articles are available for download. For Energy Forum issues from 2008-present, please use the Energy Forum Index.

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2006
4th Quarter 2006
3.05 MB


Peter Davies and Neelish Nerurkar, using data from the 2006 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, discuss the global energy "story" of 2005 and 2006. Majid Al-Moneef discusses energy security of supply from the perspective of an oil and gas supplier in the mid-east. Horace Herring discusses Stanley Jevon's theory in today’s light and concludes that though promoting energy efficiency is a valuable tool to save money and stimulate economic productivity, it will not lead to a reduction in energy use. Hadi Hallouche, one of the student advisers to the IAEE Council, explains the Gas Exporting Countries Forum and how it relates to the EU. Paul Tempest, long-time IAEE member, comments briefly on the founding of IAEE and its road traveled since then, concluding with remarks on the 29th International Conference in Potsdam, Germany.
3rd Quarter 2006
4.24 MB


This issue of the IAEE Newsletter includes several keynote speeches from the Potsdam Conference as well as a summary of the meeting by Georg Erdmann. Lord David Howell, former UK Secretary of State for Energy posits that there is no such thing as full energy security and that the best kind of security, as far as it can be obtained, comes from diversity and the ability to switch between a variety of energy sources. Matthias Platzeck, in the opening address at the Potsdam Conference, discusses the energy situation in the State of Brandenburg, noting the importance of the brown coal industry to the State and to Germany. Vijay Vaitheeswaran argues that there are three powerful trends going on that promise to rewrite the rules of the energy game: the global move toward the liberalization of energy markets, the growing popular appeal of environmentalism and the recent surge of technological innovation in areas such as hydrogen fuel cells. Mamdouh Salameh comments that with the continued weakening of the U.S. dollar since 200 and with OPEC’s eleven members heavily reliant on oil revenues, OPEC members should seriously consider restructuring their oil-pricing policy by switching from the U.S. dollar to a basket of currencies made up of three equally-weighted currencies, namely the dollar, yen and euro. Guy Maisonnier notes that on the European continent, the price of natural gas is still directly linked to the oil market. Phillia Restiani, one of IAEE’s current student advisors, discusses the synergies between climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, noting that both are responses to climate change policies.
2nd Quarter 2006
2.18 MB


Roger Bentley writes that geology and ‘P50’ discovery data indicate that many countries are past resource-limited peak of conventional oil production, and that the global conventional oil peak is close. Olivier Rech traces oil supply and demand from late 2003 to the present arguing that a new oil market paradigm has occurred. Christoph Frei claims that access to energy, supply security, energy costs, environmental issues and social acceptance are not subject to trade-off, but to a hierarchy that underlies the importance of satisfying lower order needs before addressing the higher order ones. Christopher Jablonowski examines the decision to evacuate offshore oil and gas facilities for hurricanes to identify the variables that drive these decisions.
1st Quarter 2006
1.83 MB


Dena Wiggins examines the need for LNG imports in the context of existing U.S. energy policy and the impact of the Domenici-Barton Energy Policy Act of 2005. Kenneth Zimmerman answers the question, "can energy companies meet the need for workable and fair solutions to energy issues?" with a probable, "no". Doug Reynolds looks at why energy prices are likely to stay high and why we should encourage large oil producers to reduce output and maximize their profits. PeckYean Gan, who won a best paper award at the Denver North American meeting, reports on an econometric model comparison of a business as usual case for Malaysian energy demand with a renewable energy alternative.
2005
4th Quarter 2005
7.32 MB
Donald Hertzmark examines the restructuring needs of Iraq’s oil sector against five different production scenarios over the next five to six years. Erdem Catak and Omowumi Iledare investigate the European gas market in terms of reserves, production, consumption, import dependency and Europe’s desire to diversify supply needs. Gerald Westbrook notes that the average reader may ask: why should they accept input on the global warming issue from any "skeptic". Hadi Hallouche, one of the student advisors to the IAEE Council, discusses the Barcelona Process Initiative on its 10th anniversary.
3rd Quarter 2005
4.39 MB
Russia will need over 150mt/yr of new export infrastructure within a decade. A pipeline connection to Indiga would be less costly than Murmansk. But overall, Indiga would be the more expensive option because of severe ice conditions. Paul de Zardain discusses the pros and cons of the two ports. Ali Hussain details nine reasons why, given the rise in prices, oil demand remains high and production has not increased significantly to meet the demand. James Dorian, Herman Franssen, and Dale Simbeck note that environmental and security concerns are stimulating global interest in hydrogen power, renewable energy and advanced transportation technologies, but no significant movement away from oil and a carbon-based world economy is expected soon. Matthew Siniawski notes that the field of tribology has been involved in increasing energy efficiency for thousands of years. Scenes and a report from the 28th IAEE Internation Conference held in Taipei, Taiwan.
2nd Quarter 2005
1.35 MB
Maureen Crandall focusses on the Caspian energy situation and concludes that its energy promise has been overstated and that production from the area will not make a major or lasting contribution to the world’s energy supplies and its energy security. Seth Blumsack and Lester Lave posit that conventional measures of market structure give a misleading picture of the competitiveness of electric power markets. William Edwards discusses the impact of OPEC’s re-cently stated intention to use U.S. inventory levels as a guide in making its production/price decisions; the idea being that the way to keep prices high is to restrain production so that inventories never rise to comfortable levels. Frits van Oostvoorn examines European gas supply se-curity over the medium and longer term.
1st Quarter 2005
1.64 MB
Jean-Thomas Bernard, Frederic Clavet and Jean-Cleophas Ondo exam the Canadian government's program that puts a ceiling on the price of emission permits paid by industrial users and that allocates permits on the basis of output. Joseph Cavicchi and Andrew Kolesnikov provide a layman's overview of the problems many US wholesale electricity markets face regarding ensuring adequate future supplies. Robert Bergstrom reviews some of the lessons he has learned in working on big-ticket energy projects in and with transitional economies, primarily in Central and Eastern Europe and Central and Southern Asia, within the last decade and a half. David McKeagen provides a note on measuring fuel economies and the effect on greenhouse gases. Lorna Greening notes that uncertainty about the future plays a major role in the formulation of policy options.
2004
4th Quarter 2004
2.46 MB
Fereidun Fesharaki comments on the global oil market asking the question has the market reached a new plateau or is this just another cycle. Toshihiko Nakata and Ryo Kinugasa examine the introduction of clean coal technologies into the electricity market in Japan, and explore the policy options for the promotion of clean coal technologies. Malika Saidkhodjaeva reviews the energy position of five central Asian states, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic and then places them within the wider framework of the Euro-Asian energy market. Mazraati and Mehran Amirmoeni provide an overview of the changes in the structure of the Iranian oil industry from the discovery of oil there in 1908 up to the present. Fereidoon Sioshansi discusses the changing roles of natural gas, oil, coal, nuclear and renewables, worldwide and asks the question, "how are going to wean our fossil-based economies from increasing reliance on oil?"
3rd Quarter 2004
1.87 MB
James Sweeney comments on the three issues that have always been considered in energy policy:(1) reducing the environmental impacts of energy producttion, distribution,etc.,(2)providing security against disruption of the supply system,and (3)supplying and using energy at a reasonable cost. Carol Dahl and Balázs Nagy report that Enertrprise Application Integration (EAI)techologies are becoming more and more popular in energy indsutries. Petter Osmundsen,Frank Asche and Klaus Mohn examine the return on capital employed as an indicator of market value for a select group of oil and gas companies. Poul Morthorst notes that within the past ten years the global installed capacity of wind power has increased from approximately 2.3 GW in 1991 to more than 40 GW at the end of 2003,an annual growth rate of more than 25%. Roger Bentley and Michael Smith note that many petroleum geologists now recognise that the decline in global discovery of onshore and offshore oil reserves since the mid-1960s will lead to a period in which the world will begin to want more oil that it can produce and that this will occur in the near to medium term.
2nd Quarter 2004
1.15 MB
Erling Mork takes issue with Ferdinand Banks’ article in the First Quarter 2004 issue of the IAEE Newsletter, denigrating the Nordic Electricity Exchange, Nord Pool. Tony Baldwin explains why electricity market price volatility is not a flaw, but an inherent part of an efficient electricity spot market. Paul Tempest traces the history of Qatar in the framework of the Mid-East oil and gas industry, noting the fundamental difference between oil and gas and how Qatar has moved to the technological forefront in developing outlets for its gas. Pierre-Olivier Peneau notes that due to its unique characteristics, electricity has never been clearly categorized, nor included, as a good or a service in international trade agreements. Jon Ludwigson, Frank Rusco and David Walls examine a database of power plant developments in North America and explore the nature of the decision of when and where to build. Jyoti Painuly and Norbert Wohlgemuth report that a lack of financing has been one of the important barriers adversely affecting the widespread use of renewable energy technologies.
1st Quarter 2004
2.65 MB
Cavicchi examines various approaches that can be utilized to estimate costs to serve retail consumers relying primarily on publicly available wholesale electricity market data. John Brodman looks at U.S. Energy Security Policy noting that though supply disruptions are unpredictable, they are inevitable. Doug Reynolds finishes his series of articles based on his book on Alaska.Paul Tempest notes that twenty years ago one-third of Gulf oil exports went east while two-thirds went west. Fred Banks posits that electricity deregulation has failed in Sweden, given that the price of electricity has increased much faster than the Swedish consumer price index in recent years.
2003
4th Quarter 2003
4.32 MB
The fall 2003 Issue of Newsletter contains four articles. Tony Owen reviews life cycle analysis research into alternative automotive engine and fuel technologies in terms of both their private and societal costs. Lorna Greening and Erich Schneider note that Nuclear generation currently accounts for roughly 20% of annual electricity generation in the U.S. with relatively low emissions of greenhouse gases. A group from CERI, led by Paul Mortensen, reports on a recent study of the long-term potential for Canadian Natural gas. Lastly, Doug Reynolds continues his series of articles based on his book.
3rd Quarter 2003
1.88 MB
Topics in this issue of the IAEE Newsletter include reports on the Montreaux Energy Roundtable held in June, an article on the Lithuanian energy sectors transition from a centrally planned economy to a free market economy, a look at Ontario Canada as a case of a failed electricity restructuring, and a photo recap of the 2003 International Conference in Prague, Czech Republic.
2nd Quarter 2003
831 KB
Ivan Benes and Monika Mechurova present the results conducted in the Czech Republic related to the safety against the danger of terrorist attacks, Michael Canes examines the economics of hybrid electric vehicles, a group from Sandia National Laboratories discusses the Electricity Generation Cost Simulation Model (GenSim) and Malika Saidhodjaeva discusses the Uzbekistan economy and its transition experiences following the break-up of the Soviet Union.
1st Quarter 2003
618 KB
The first issue of 2003 presents an outlook for the year from the IAEE president. Articles include a historical look at Energy Security in the United States by Leonard Coburn, a review of the Mexican energy picture by Pablo Mulas & Gerardo Bazan, a discussion on the Canadian-US energy relationship by Andre Plourde, and the role hydropower generators might play in the Nordic power market by Tor Arnt Johnsen.

2002

4th Quarter 2002
480 KB
A synopsis of the previous year and where the organization stands for the upcoming year is provided, along with an overview of the Aberdeen conference. Articles on the BP perspective of North Sea Oil, the ratification of the Kyoto protocal in Australia, and regulartory issues in the Mexican power market can also be found in this issue.
3rd Quarter 2002
399 KB
A wrap-up of the 2002 International Conference in Aberdeen, the 2002 Student Best Paper, an examination of oil and gas production in the offshore Alaskan Arctic and a description of the potential of the Caspian Basin are highlighted in this issue.
2nd Quarter 2002
274 KB
An overview of recent IAEE activities and future plans, an analysis of OPEC and 10 guidelines to their strategy, regulatory process in Australia, the economic impacts of offshore drilling, and the impact of EU deregulation directives on German, French, Belgium and Netherlands power markets are included in this issue.
1st Quarter 2002
875 KB
A preview of activities and goals for the IAEE in the year of 2002, papers by our 2001 student advisors, the changes in Mexico's natural gas value chain post 1995, a look at using emission permits and green certificates as regulatory mechanisms in Denmark along with other articles included in the first issue of 2002.
2001
4th Quarter 2001
820 KB
What faces the world energy markets after September 11th, and the greater need for organizations like IAEE with an international membership? How efficient is Mexico's electricity system? What are the risks in an oil market controlled by national oil companies? The newsletter for the fall, 2001 addresses these issues and more.
3rd Quarter 2001
392 KB
Aspects of international gas trade and gas resources, agenda items for the upcoming London meetings, the cultural and social aspects needed to manage global interests, OPEC and supply management, and an update of the California power situation are items covered in this issue.
2nd Quarter 2001
308 KB
Several papers presented at the 24th International Conference in Houston are included with this issue of the IAEE Newsletter. Authors include Michael Milligan, Kim Coffman, Timothy Considine and Andrew Kleit, Tony Owen, and Gale Boyd & John Laitner.
1st Quarter 2001
6.72 MB
In this issue, we look at a tentative outlook on gas prices and changes due to the EU Gas Directive, an update on the California gas crisis, and take time to examine the impact of removing energy subsidies in developing and transitioning economies.
2000
4th Quarter 2000
486 KB
This issue of the newsletter outlines recent updates to the iaee.org website, along with articles on the transitioning of Baltic States from national to a free market, renewable energies and sustainable development in Iran and the argument for a United Nations mandate to require prompt and accurate statistics by oil producing nations.
3rd Quarter 2000
275 KB
A review of the IAEE strategy is outlined for members in this issue, along with articles that address the long-term strengths of OPEC, the evolution of electronic energy, the role of government in managing the energy sector, the outlook for Brazilian petroleum and more.
2nd Quarter 2000
261 KB
An itinerary of future IAEE conferences in Europe, North America and Internationally is provided along with a wide range of issue being covered including articles on long term energy scenarios in the Czech Republic, refinery investment decisions, the questioning of oil's ability to retain high prices, the necessity of effective cooperation in southeastern Europe and the unexpected rise in California electricity prices.
1st Quarter 2000
244 KB
This issue, guest edited by Mike Lynch, is themed around the Kyoto Protocal. Ron Sutherland opens by reviewing the articles in The Energy Journal while Rob Bradley expresses skepticism about the scientific case for GHG reduction policies. In terms of implementation, Robert Lempert, Mark Bernstein and David Robalino argue for employing incentives and punitive measures in combination, and Paul Monfils says that economic modeling implies that use of a "double bubble" emissions trading systems has significant benefits.
1999
4th Quarter 1999
324 KB
The 20th century is closed out with what defined us in energy, how petroleum has been transformed from 7 major to 3 major companies, a tracing of UK energy policies from 1979 to the present and a summary of the BIEE's meetings in Oxford.
3rd Quarter 1999
449 KB
This issue of the Newsletter contains an article on the Exxon case and global climate change, along with multiple papers which were presented at our International Conference in Rome. A list of items which will appear in future issues of the newsletter is also included.
2nd Quarter 1999
300 KB
A look at Asia's oil industry at a regional level is provided, efforts to deregulate Europe's gas market, the progress of energy market reform in the Ukraine and the Czech view of liberalization is contained in this issue of the Dialogue.
1st Quarter 1999
328 KB
A summary of the ENERGEX98 conference in Bahrain is provided, along with an analysis of the Iran/OPEC dispute over baseline production figures, economic aspects of the nuclear retreat by Germany and Sweden, and the growing place for solar in the home and workplace is presented in this issue.
1998
4th Quarter 1998
5.03 MB
This issue offers a close look at two industries, the European oil industry and the wind-energy industry. An analysis of strategic petroleum reserves in the United States, an update on IAEE affiliate status and responsibilities.
3rd Quarter 1998
5.44 MB
In this issue, we present papers given at the 21st annual conference in Quebec City, and two from the G8 conference in Moscow.
2nd Quarter 1998
5.07 MB
This issue of Dialogue contains an update on IAEE's finances and status, a review of the meeting in Quebec City, and a collection of articles assembled by Guy Caruso relating to the Kyoto Protocol. The president of the Czech affiliate also reports on energy usage in the Republic.
1st Quarter 1998
4.46 MB
A look at the petroleum picture in Venezuela, it's long term production and capacity objectives, the unexpected growth of electricity in China, the prospect of oil being on its last leg in a few decades and a report on the 15th World Energy Conference from Beijing, China.
1997
4th Quarter 1997
5.16 MB
In this issue of Dialogue, we discuss the need for professionals to understand the worlds energy demands, a detailing of petroleum product demand, an examination of energy security in the Asia-Pacific region and the deviation of the United States strategic oil supply from its original intent.
3rd Quarter 1997
5.05 MB
A prediction of the future status of oil production on the UK continental shelf and Angola, Oil level predictions through 2005 and the demands it will have on OPEC, an examination of the usage of general circulation models, and the outlook for oil in the dynamic Asian regions highlight the Summer 1997 issue of the Dialogue.
2nd Quarter 1997
5.25 MB
A review of the New Delhi meeting, along with a selection of papers presented at the conference. IAEE recommends that members submit articles they would like to have published for consideration in the Dialogue.
1st Quarter 1997
5.21 MB
Inside this issue, we present papers based on talks given at the 17th annual North American Conference in Boston, Mass. Does choice in electricity make for a sound public policy in the United States? What is the impact of deregulation on the oil industry? What are the relations like between Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the United States like and why should the later two be kept at a distance?
1996
4th Quarter 1996
6.58 MB
A review of the years progress within IAEE, and reports from the 19th International Conference in Budapest are included in this issue. Papers cover an examination of the Asia-Pacific region nations and their demands for oil consumption, oil consumption for the United States through 2005, and the opportunities for western companies in the former Soviet Union.
3rd Quarter 1996
6.04 MB
Highlights on the successful IAEE International Conference in Budapest, papers by the Secretary General of OPEC, the standing of where oil journalism stands and how it fits in with the industry, and the role of energy economists all bring strong opinions to this issue of the newsletter.
2nd Quarter 1996
3.05 MB
A number of thought provoking papers are presented with this issue, including a look at the decline of the UK coal industry, threats to stability in Saudi Arabia, and a report on financing oil, gas and power projects in Latin America.
1st Quarter 1996
4.72 MB
We are please to bring you papers this issue dealing with Electric Power, Emissions & Economic Development, a summary of the BIEE/IAEE conference in London, and summaries of two workshops that took issue with the Eastern European energy situation, with optimistic results.