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EMD’s Energy Economics and Technology Committee is a resource center for individuals with interests in business, planning and forecasting aspects of the energy industries.

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“Winning the future,” is how President Barack Obama characterized the challenge facing the United States in his State of the Union address. And while his goal lacked the specificity of President John F. Kennedy’s charge to put a man on the moon, Obama clearly wanted to mobilize the country.

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In 2005 the National Academies released a report titled “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future.”The report’s objective, with the bipartisan encouragement of a concerned Congress, was to assess the nation’s scientific and technological enterprise and recommend specific policy steps to ensure that it would continue delivering the advances necessary to ensure U.S. competitiveness and prosperity.

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When it comes to natural gas and its potential in the future energy mix, there’s both pessimism and optimism – depending on who’s talking. 

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Encore presentation: Last year was the biggest and most successful year ever for AAPG's international Distinguished Lecture program – and organizers are hoping this year brings more of the same.

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Take closer look at rare earth elements (REE) that are not making their way out of Chinese waters to the rest of the world. Will this create a global squeeze on our world?

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Discussion about the potential of gas hydrates – and the role they will play in the world's energy future – gets a new boost from a new AAPG memoir.

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The last 10 years has witnessed an expansion by the oil and gas industry in the type of energy resources that are being developed. Coalbed methane, gas shales, oil sand, oil shale and tight gas sands have seen growth in numerous places worldwide as companies look for dwindling reserves to maintain operations and societal demand for greater amounts of energy production.

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The circum-Arctic region has ample energy potential, but innovative technology is essential for future exploration. One research geologist explains the need for combining tried and true geology basics with new, creative methods to get the best results.

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A whole lotta shakin’ is going on – but the matter of human induced seismicity remains a complex and heavily researched mystery.

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