EPP Faculty Featured Prominently at CMU Energy Week
The second annual CMU Energy Week kicks off March 27. This campus-wide event held in Pittsburgh is organized by the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, and focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. EPP faculty will be sharing their work and fostering dialogue about energy issues during this week-long celebration.
Jay Apt, panelist
Much of the laws and regulations governing the production and transportation of oil and gas in this region was developed long before the recent boom in production from the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations. Courts and regulators in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York have significantly changed oil and gas law in this region as they grapple with the issues of horizontal wells, hydraulic fracturing, pooling of leases into production units, the impact of post-production costs on royalties, the impact of increased production on interstate pipelines and many other issues.
Inês Azevedo, panelist
Electricity generation in the United States is undergoing a significant transformation as utilities are shifting rapidly to reduce the carbon emissions of their generating portfolios. This transformation is driven to some extent by environmental regulations (including EPA’s Clean Power Plan) and utility procurement obligations such as renewable portfolio standards, but is also driven to a large extent by economic forces, as shale gas development has resulted in a plentiful and relatively cheap supply of natural gas and the costs of wind and solar generation continue to decline through improved technology and economies of scale, resulting in displacement of coal-fired generation.
Jared Cohon, moderator
The E3 (Energy, Environment, and Equity) Technology Investors Conference is sponsored by the Energy Innovation Center and Carnegie Mellon's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.
Joel Tarr, panelist
Andy Talks are brief 20 minute talks by CMU faculty, moderated by Dr. Jared Cohon.