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Live Blog: JU Public Policy Institute: Energy Policy Event
« on: October 28, 2014, 03:00:03 AM »
JU Public Policy Institute: Energy Policy Event



Energy Policy: Outrageous Energy Prices is the topic of this years Hesburgh Lecture Series at Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute. The lecture is this Thursday, October 30, at 6pm.

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« Last Edit: October 30, 2014, 07:02:32 PM by TheCat »

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Re: JU Public Policy Institute: Energy Policy Event
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 07:01:58 PM »
Professor of Economics, Dr. Thomas A Gresik is soon to take the podium.

Drinks are being downed and fancy finger foods are being eaten while we wait.




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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 07:07:11 PM »
Dr. Frieberger, Ethics in Philosophy professor, has just walked in. He was on the drone panel discussion group with Stephen Dare, last year.

Future Drones:

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-oct-jus-public-policy-institute-hosts-panel-on-drones/page/


Freiberger's JU Page:

http://www.ju.edu/philosophy/Pages/Erich-Freiberger.aspx

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 07:14:10 PM »
Rick Mullaney is introducing the President of JU, Tim Cost. His bio is "this guy is the king of awesome business" and "he knows public policy".

Rick Mullaney:

http://www.ju.edu/PPI/Pages/Jacksonville-University%E2%80%99s-Rick-Mullaney-tackles-political-topics-on-WJXT%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98This-Week-in-Jacksonville%E2%80%99.aspx


JU seems to be in the start of a golden era, if you will, and not many people are critical of Tim Cost's leadership (I haven't heard one person be critical...I'm sure it exist somewhere). Cost seems to be universally appreciated for his work and efforts as the president of the JU.

He is at the podium now...and he is talking about JU's recent land acquisitions. They just received an 8 figure contribution by the state to the college. It doesn't hurt that the speaker of the florida house is an alumni of JU.

Whoa, the president of Pepsico is coming to JU next month. She is accepting JU's first ever global citizen award. Cost, was a higher up in the world of pepsico.

Rick is back at the podium with a self effacing joke about his lost bid for mayor ,"the people got together and said "Rick, we'd like you to move into private life."

So, tonight's lecture is part of the Hesburgh Lecture series which comes out of Notre Dame. JU PPI has partnered with the ND alumni group to extend the Hesburgh Lectures to Jacksonville. It is an annual event.





« Last Edit: October 30, 2014, 07:17:59 PM by TheCat »

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Re: Live Blog: JU Public Policy Institute: Energy Policy Event
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 07:21:13 PM »
he's just in attendance. Although, he's known to take notes during these types of talks. I'm assuming he goes back to his office and writes out his thoughtful response.


 Dr. Thomas A Gresik is now at the podium.

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 07:23:04 PM »
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Outrageous Energy Prices
Thomas A. Gresik, Ph.D., Professor, Economics; Fellow,
Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Americans have witnessed tremendous swings in energy
prices over the last few years. How do current U.S. policies
and international events contribute to these volatile prices?
Is Congress pursuing policies that will promote stable and
affordable energy prices, while also promoting environmental
protection and energy security? This lecture explores the
many sources of our current energy situation and discusses
the likely impact of current initiatives and policy proposals

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Re: Live Blog: JU Public Policy Institute: Energy Policy Event
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 07:26:41 PM »
We're looking at the gas prices since 2005. From $1.75 in 2005. We leap to around $4.00 in 2008. We drop back to 1.50 in 09. Prices gradually moved up and have leveled out.

hearing between the lines with an off the cuff joke by Gresik, I think his point may be high gas prices means a more productive economy.

But he is explaining the nuances of the dips, dives and climbs right now.


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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 07:29:54 PM »
Who knows, man. Those notes are not available for me to see.

He is posing the questions "why are we having such "roller coaster" like energy prices. We've moved on to Natural gas prices. Which, despite significant dives and climbs...has steadily decrease.


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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2014, 07:37:45 PM »
"We have a system under stress."

Where do the stress points come from:

The issues are global- it's not about us (united states).

Interesting, as consumption of oil by developed countries is dropping, consumption by developing countries (read china and India) is increasing. Those trajectories have converged this year.




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Re: Live Blog: JU Public Policy Institute: Energy Policy Event
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2014, 07:39:33 PM »
"Dear God, please forgive me for making an assumptive statement about the quality of Dr. Freiberger's notes based on the general personality and characteristics of the man himself. "  ;D




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Re: Live Blog: JU Public Policy Institute: Energy Policy Event
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2014, 07:41:05 PM »
But, no, they are not published...as far as I know.


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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2014, 07:42:45 PM »
Fyi, we have 147 refineries in the usa. Some are much larger than others.

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2014, 07:44:23 PM »
Gresik is going through how significant the refineries are on the general prices of gasoline.

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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2014, 07:46:49 PM »
The common refrain "we have not built a new refinery in our country in decades..." BUT the existing refineries have and are expanding. since 1990 refining capacity has increased by 15 percent.

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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2014, 07:49:22 PM »
Delta owns and operates a refinery! They have a dedicated source for jet fuel that protects them from price fluctuations.