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IB2E Current Events December 2, 2014

By John Macomber The slides from today’s discussion about current events are here: IBEE Current Events 2014.12.02 The post that underscored the meaning of lower oil prices is here. By the way, natural gas prices have not dropped along with oil prices (below).  It could be argued that natural gas is a better benchmark for […]

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Response: “Is current shale production a decoy?”

(This is a further response to the original post here and a comment here. It’s entered as a new post to preserve formatting and graphics – John M). By Kate Your comment is absolutely on point: there is a surfeit of misleading articles, data, and graphs that certainly make the topic confusing for all but […]

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Is current shale production a decoy?

By Kate While cynics would argue that the precipitous decline in the price of oil stems from yet a new chapter in geopolitical oil-driven politics, as Saudi Arabia and the OPEC oil cartel have driven prices down to destroy the US shale revolution, such tunnel vision causes many to miss the bigger picture. While significant […]

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The Future of the Monterey Shale: Invest or Divest?

By Mohammed With the recent Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) downward revision of the Monterey Shale reserves from 2011 estimates of 15.42 billion to 600 million (only 4% of the 2011 estimates) barrels of recoverable oil and California’s constant oil production decline since 1985, is the oil and gas industry in the nation’s third largest oil […]

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How to best employ nuclear power and natural gas in the United States

By Jason W. Carmen Nobel’s 10/7/13 Working Knowledge article “The Case for Combating Climate Change with Nuclear Power and Fracking” highlighted Professor Lassiter’s thoughts on the role of nuclear power and natural gas and caused me to think about how to employ these abundant, more carbon friendly fuels in the context of US energy consumption.  […]

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For debate: Should shale gas be extracted in the UK?

By Clare Today’s Colbun-related discussions about energy mix decisions, building on the property of many private citizens, and the different perspectives on what is “environmentally friendly”, reminded me of the debate in the UK about shale gas. The estimate for the amount of shale gas found in Britain doubled during this summer to 1329 trillion […]

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Can China’s entrepreneurs help meet the nation’s ambitious energy targets?

By Thomas With our recent class revolving around environmental issues in China, it is clear that in addition to waste and water, energy is of paramount importance to the government and its continued GDP growth. This blog post will lay out a few of the issues in this area and make a case for entrepreneurs […]

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