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Gov. Martinez of New Mexico unveils ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan; first plan in 25 years “There is no reason we should not be an energy leader”


For the complete article use this link–> http://www.abqjournal.com/643822/biz/biz-most-recent/gov-martinez-to-unveil-new-state-energy-plan.html
By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer
Published: Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 8:50am
Updated: Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 10:32pm
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday unveiled a broad “all-of-the-above” plan to develop New Mexico’s energy resources, the first such comprehensive policy outline for the state in 25 years.

The governor recommended a broad array of strategies and policies that includes traditional fossil fuels, such as oil, natural gas and coal, and renewables, such as wind and solar, and new technologies, such as “small modular reactors,” to harness nuclear energy.

It’s all about building and diversifying New Mexico’s economy to provide well-paying jobs, Martinez said.

“New Mexico is one of the most energy-rich and energy-diverse states in the nation, and we have an excellent opportunity to utilize this position to grow our economy and create more jobs,” Martinez said in a prepared statement.

“Improving our energy infrastructure, responsibly developing and producing energy of all types and better preparing our workforce for the needs of our energy sector are all critical components not only of a strong economic future, but of helping lead America to energy independence.”

Responses to the plan are likely to be varied, given the broad range of policies it promotes.

Energy expert Daniel Fine discusses impact of falling global oil prices John Locke Foundation (video)


Published on Aug 21, 2015 Please Share!

Dr. Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, discusses the impact of falling oil prices on the domestic energy industry. Fine offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio (CarolinaJournalRadio.com) Program No. 640. Video courtesy of CarolinaJournal.tv.

The John Locke Foundation presents The GeoPolitics of Oil Price-Resource War with oil and gas expert Dr. Daniel Fine RSVP NOW!


The John Locke Foundation presents

The Geopolitics of Oil Price-Resource War

In this presentation, Dr. Fine will discuss Saudi Arabian market share strategy and its threat to U.S. higher-cost shale oil. He will review how it began, the impact on new capital expenditure and drilling, how American technology is fighting back, and the impact on the Western states.

About Dr. Fine
Dr. Daniel Fine is the Associate Director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and is a Senior Policy Analyst in the New Mexico State Department of Energy Minerals and Natural Resources. He has given testimony on strategic natural resources before the U.S. Senate Committees on Foreign Affairs and Energy and Natural Resources. Dr. Fine is co-editor of Resource War in 3-D: Dependence, Diplomacy and Defense, and has contributed to Business Week, the Engineering and Mining Journal, The Washington Times and the Energy Magazine/Daily Times, Farmington, New Mexico. Dr. Fine participated in the Atlantic Council Workshop on Central Asian Energy Policy and the Hudson Institute Russia-United States Relations Project (Oil and Gas). He was a member of the Director’s Advisory Board of the South Carolina Research Authority and a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Energy and Materials). He was also a contributor to the Harvard University Business School Study on Energy Futures.

Shaftesbury Luncheon talks are free and open to the public. An optional lunch is available for purchase at the event, or participants may brown bag a lunch if they choose.


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Potential Bounty for North Carolina


By Dr. Daniel I. Fine

Nearly 40 years ago, when the first oil price shock from the Middle East and OPEC disrupted the American economy, North Carolina and Appalachia briefly became an oil and gas frontier. Following geological investigations, Chevron drilled an exploratory well in the Deep River Basin beneath Lee County, N.C. Oil was discovered at 5,000 feet, but it contained excessive paraffin and Chevron plugged the well.

It remains there today as a new natural gas and oil technology has emerged: the capability of opening tight rock formations or shale through hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

Why is North Carolina not yet a site for drilling rigs, mud and service companies? Why is there shale gas exploration and production in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and on different rock formations in Arkansas, Texas and in the Rocky Mountains?

The answer is political.

DENR: With safeguards, fracking is OK in North Carolina


Great story for Shale Gas creation in America! Pass it on!

RALEIGH State environmental regulators say the process of extracting natural gas from underground shale deposits, known as “fracking,” can be done safely if adequate protections are in place.

That’s the conclusion the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources reached in a study released Friday that legislators last year required it conduct with the Department of Commerce.

But the study cautions that not enough is known about many environmental and economic consequences of the practice of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. And, it says, because the oil and gas industry has been able to escape some federal environmental laws that apply to other industries, the state must clearly define its regulatory authority in order to protect people from contaminated water and other risks.

Fracking proponents hailed the study as proof that fracking is safe and viable for North Carolina, where it has been prohibited by law.

Dr. Daniel Fine discusses North Carolina’s approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing


Dr. Daniel Fine discusses North Carolina’s approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing.

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“Shale Gas Wars: From Pennsylvania to North Carolina.” with energy expert Dr. Daniel Fine, New Mexico Center for Energy policy


The John Locke Foundation and the Jesse Helms Center
Cordially invites you to
a meeting of the Shaftesbury Society
with our special guest
Dr. Daniel I. Fine
– Research Associate – Mining and Minerals Resources Institute, MIT
“Shale Gas Wars: From Pennsylvania to North Carolina.”
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Monday, February 27, 2012
12:00 pm Noon
John Locke Foundation, 200 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Price:$10.00
Dr. Daniel Fine is a Research Associate at the Mining and Minerals Resources Institute, MIT. Dr. Fine is also a current Policy Adviser on Non-Conventional Oil and Gas. He is co-editor of Resource War in 3-D: Dependence, Diplomacy and Defense, and has contributed to Business Week, the Engineering and Mining Journal and the Washington Times. Dr. Fine participated in the Atlantic Council Workshop on Central Asian Policy and the Hudson Institute Russia-United States Relations Project. He has given testimony on strategic natural resources before the U.S. Senate Committees on Foreign Affairs and the Energy and Natural Resources. Dr. Fine was a member of the Domestic Energy Production Issue Team of the Center For The Study Of The Presidency and Congress “Strengthening America’s Future Initiative.” He has participated as a panelist on energy public policy at the Rocky Mountain Global New Energy Summit.
Shaftesbury Luncheon talks are free and open to the public. An optional lunch is available for purchase at the event, or participants may brown bag a lunch if they choose.

See Dr. Daniel Fine on Shale Gas and Fracturing on You Tube! go there and spread the word!  ——>http://youtu.be/4Lbn9diK1PA

 

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