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The AAPG Advisory Council is entrusted with matters involving ethics and discipline, long-range planning, constitutional review, nominations for officers and honors and awards and other special projects as requested by the Executive Committee. That long-range planning piece is very important, yet easily lost in the flurry of nominations and honors and awards. Fortunately, under the leadership of past presidents Rick Fritz, Mike Party and Denise Cox, the AC is examining the status of geoscientists and how they are viewed within the industry and by the public, the future of petroleum and energy, and the future for geoscientists.

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The global shift from greenhouse gas-intense, carbon-based fuels toward alternative energy sources and technologies sometimes produces unintended negative impacts. Experts at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin are mounting a major study of these effects – the Comparing Electricity Options research consortium – with the intention of helping to identify and mitigate such unintended outcomes.

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It’s been another tumultuous year for AAPG – with the termination of merger talks with SPE being probably the most substantive event for the Association overall. Whether you were pro-merger or against it, we now have to chart a course to determine the future of the Association. There are many issues that need to be addressed, and if you have new ideas for how to do so, please consider volunteering and getting more involved with AAPG or its divisions, regions and sections.

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