28th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference - December 3-5, 2008
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Tour Lady Bird Lake Trail Hiking

8:30am - 10:30am

This tour is hiking alongside Lady Bird Lake which is one of the most popular places for scenic hiking and biking. The group will leave Sheraton Lobby at 8:30am and will return around 10:30am. This tour will require about 4 miles of walking; comfortable walking shoes are recommended. A few members of the Central Texas Association for Energy Economics Chapter will be your tour guides.

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USAEE Council Meeting

8:30am - 12:00n • Creekside I Room

USAEE Council Lunch (By Invitation)

12:00 - 1:00pm • Creekside II Room
Sponsored By: Texas Gas Service


12:00 - 7:00pm • Outside Bickler Room

Tour Pecan Street's Pike Power Commercialization Lab & Smart Grid Demonstration Project at Mueller Community

1:00pm - 3:30pm

In this tour we will visit the Lab's Commercialization and Education Center where home and office equipment will be showcased. The Lab also offers testing capabilities to support a wide range of consumer solutions testing scenarios. Furthermore, we will visit the Testing Center where we can observe battery, fuel cell, automotive, and metering technologies.

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Opening Reception/Networking Dinner/Student Happy Hour

4:15pm - 8:30pm • Oasis Restaurant

Arrive early in Austin and join us to watch the sunset over beautiful Lake Travis. The Opening Reception, Networking Dinners and Student Happy Hour will all take place at the Oasis Restaurant: a venue and an event you don't want to miss.

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7:00am - 7:00pm • Outside Bickler Room

Continental Breakfast

7:30am - 8:30am • Capitol Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored By: ConocoPhillips

Student Breakfast Meeting

7:30am - 8:30am • Creekside I & II Room
Sponsored By: Chevron

Presider's Huddle

8:10am - 8:25am • Capitol Ballroom E

Welcome and Introduction

8:30am - 9:00am • Capitol Ballroom A-D

Opening Plenary Session: Putting the "Sustainable" in Sustainable Energy Future

9:00am - 10:30am • Capitol Ballroom A-D

This session will feature a roundtable discussion introducing many of the issues that will be addressed in more detail throughout the conference. Some of the questions panelists will discuss include whether "sustainability"
should be seen as as an objective -- something to be pursued in its own right -- or as a constraint or set of constraints on how far we attempt to pursue some other objectives. Does energy sustainability refer to affordability, amelioration of energy poverty, environmental acceptability, extent of energy security, political feasibility, social acceptability or all or only some of the above? More generally, what are some of the key trade-offs in energy policy both domestically and internationally, and how should we choose between them?

Peter R. Hartley (Presiding)
Professor & Baker Institute Fellow, Rice University

Evan Hillebrand
Professor Patterson School of Diplomacy, University of Kentucky
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Jaime Williams
President - Energy Commission, Private Sector Coordination Council (CCE)
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Rachid Bencherif
Senior Policy Analyst and Head of the Grants Unit, OPEC Fund for International Development

Karen Palmer
Research Director and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
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Coffee Break

10:30am - 11:00am • Capitol Ballroom Foyer

Concurrent Sessions 1 - 9

11:00am - 12:30pm

Awards Luncheon

12:30pm - 2:30pm • Capitol Ballroom E-H
Sponsored By: AOL Energy

IAEE Outstanding Contributions to the Profession Award presented to Daniel Yergin

Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian (Keynote Speaker)
Founding Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University
"The Arab Awakening and Implications for United States Policy"

Dual Plenary Session: Future Outlook for Oil & Gas Production

2:30pm - 4:00pm • Capitol Ballroom A-C

Topics addressed will include long range oil and natural gas supply outlooks, the ranges of uncertainty around energy projections and the potential for unconventional oil and gas resources and their impact on global market balances.

Marianne S. Kah (Presiding)
Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips

Mark Finley
GM Global Energy Markets, BP
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R. Dean Foreman
Chief Economist, Talisman Energy
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Todd Onderdonk
Senior Energy Advisor, Corporate Strategic Planning, ExxonMobil Corporation
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Dual Plenary Session: Electricity Market Design

2:30pm - 4:00pm • Capitol Ballroom D

This dual plenary session will discuss and debate the highlights and lowlights in the deployment of clean energy in power markets around the world with a particular focus on market design.

Pat Wood III (Presiding)
Principal, Wood3 Resources

Lars Bergman
President and Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
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Ross Baldick
Professor, University of Texas at Austin
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William W. Hogan
Professor Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
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Coffee Break

4:00pm 4:30pm • Capitol Ballroom Foyer

Concurrent Sessions 10 - 18

4:30pm - 6:00pm

USAEE Chapter Leadership Meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm • Outside Bickler Room

Special Plenary Session: Quest - The Future of Energy

6:00pm - 6:30pm • Capitol Ballroom D

Peter R. Hartley (Presiding)
Professor & Baker Institute Fellow, Rice University

Daniel Yergin (Keynote Speaker)
Vice Chairman of IHS and Founder, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Student Poster Session and Networking Reception

6:30pm - 8:00pm • Capitol Ballroom E-H

1. Investigating the Economic Viability of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)
Ahmed Abdulla
Granger Morgan
InĂªs L Azevedo
Carnegie Mellon University
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2. Wind Turbine Upgrades in Denmark: Timing Decisions and the Impact of Government Policies
Jonathan A Cook
C.-Y. Cynthia Lin
University of California, Davis
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3. Location-Allocation Modeling Approach for Waste-Based Bioenergy
Marcello Graziano
Natalia Vorotyntseva
University of Connecticut
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4. Incentives and Manipulations of CBL in Demand Response in PJM Territory
Xu Chen
Andrew N Kleit
Penn State University
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5. Direct and Indirect Rebound Effects for U.S. Households with Input-Output Analysis
Brinda A Thomas
Carnegie Mellon
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6. Exploring the Modeling Implications of Alternative Learning-by-Doing Specifications
Marie Tamba
PhD Candidate, Economics Department, University of Strathclyde
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7. Trends of the Net Energy of Petroleum Products in Different Countries Using Energy Intensity Ratios
John P Maxwell
Carey W King
University of Texas at Austin
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8. The Effects of Shale Gas Development on The U.S. Energy Supply
Yang Yang
Tufts University
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9. Iranian Oil Embargo: a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model-based Analysis
Jalal Dehnavi
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and University of Vienna
Hossein Tavakolian
University of Tehran, Iran
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10. Modeling Primary Energy Consumption under Model Uncertainty
Zsuzsanna Csereklyei
Stefan Humer
Vienna University of Economics and Business
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11. Impacts of Wind Resources and Environmental Regulation to Future Generation Portfolio and its Capacity Factor in ERCOT
Joo Hyun Jin
Ross Baldick
University of Texas at Austin
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12. The Effects of North American Shale Gas on World Natural Gas Markets
Burcu Cigerli
Rice University
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13. Integrating Remote Wind Resources: The Role of Energy Storage
Julian Lamy
Carnegie Mellon University
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