Monday Jun 24, 2013
- Tuesday Jun 25, 2013 -
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - USA
Data Informed´s Marketing Analytics and Customer Engagement provides marketing, sales, and customer support managers with the information they need to create an effective data-driven customer strategy. more...
Monday May 20, 2013
- Saturday May 25, 2013
- 8:30 AM Eastern -
Stowe, Vermont - USA
Legal Essentials for Utility Executives: May 19 to 25, 2013 and October 6 to 12, 2013 This rigorous, two-week course will provide electric utility executives with the legal foundation to more fully understand the utility regulatory framework, the role of more...
Jim Hartung is President, GlobalEnergySolutions.org, an internet-based company he formed in 2012 to provide information about energy and energy-related subjects. Before starting this company, Jim retired from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne after a 35-year career in energy and aerospace. His most recent position there was Director, Energy Systems, where he led development of several innovative energy technologies and business strategies. Prior to that he was Direct, System Engineering, for the International Space Station electric power system. Jim's energy experience includes solar energy (photovoltaics and power towers), gasification (coal and biomass), nuclear power (military and commercial), gas turbines, and enhanced oil and gas recovery technologies. His experience working with a wide variety of energy companies, electric utilities, independent power producers, power plant equipment supplies, oilfield service companies, government organizations, and advanced technologies provides a unique perspective to address energy issues. Jim received a BS in Physics from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Engineering Management from the University of California, Los Angeles.
The United States needs fundamental tax, spending, and entitlement reforms to grow and sustain its economy and restore fiscal discipline. As the next President and Congress deliberate such reforms, a carbon tax should be at the top of their list because it will stimulate investment, innovation, and economic growth and make the U.S. more competitive.
During the last decade, technologies have been developed and demonstrated at scale to economically produce natural gas from shale rock formations. As a result, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that the US has about 800 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas. Just ten years ago, this shale gas was considered uneconomic.