IN researching and gathering together resources for the last issue of 2013, there merged a theme we had not originally considered – policy. While examining
industry milestones and their infuence on the energy workforce, what continued to
stand out are the existing and evolving policies behind these developments.
We open the fnal issue of 2013 with two timely examinations of U.S. energy policy
from industry leaders at BDO and Primus Green Energy. Our frst editorial feature
presents key considerations for the U.S. on page 3, highlighting the need for a cohesive
national energy policy in ensuring continued progress.
Explored next are the outdated U.S. energy policies as they apply to alternative fuel
resources on page 5. At the center of this editorial is an examination of the current
Renewable Fuel Standard and the limitations it imposes on the energy industry through
its outmoded structure.
PennEnergy then offers
international insights on the
infuence of policy in an
examination of emerging
energy diversity in the
Middle East on page 12 and
developments in the Asia-Pacifc region on page 15.
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Finally, we are offered a look at how integrated management systems can help meet
rounded out by a look at the
policies that shape the business of energy through its workforce. Learn the challenges
and advantages for emerging Millennials in the industry on page 7 as they navigate a
corporate culture still working to catch up with more stringent modern policies.
the demands of policy and regulation on page 10. Find out how companies are using
IMS to stay compliant and save money.
What we have put together for this issue offers a lot of insight, but in truth, just
brushes the surface. Our goal is to encourage new dialogue on the impact of policy on
the energy industry. We want to hear more from you. Who else could paint the most
honest picture of what the evolving shifts in global policy have meant and may mean
for us going forward?
So be certain to join the conversation at PennEnergy.com and connect with us on
Google +, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. You will also fnd us at POWER-GEN
International November 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
—Dorothy Davis Ballard
The Policy Issue
“Our goal is to encourage new
dialogue on the impact of policy
for the energy industry.”