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Energy Economics in the 21st Century

Energy Economics in the 21st Century
Dr. Bonnie Colby, University of Arizona Energy Economist

University of Arizona
March 3, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Even with the development of alternative energy sources, our ever-growing global energy needs mean we will continue to face basic economic questions about energy: What kind of energy should we produce; how will we produce it, and how will we allocate it? Energy economics is a vibrant theme in global, national and local dialogues. 

Join us for a workshop about energy economics that will cover these issues and more:

  • Producing and using renewable vs. conventional energy
  • The energy tradeoffs for households, businesses and communities
  • The externalities of energy production and use

During this workshop, teachers will engage in decision-making activities about energy production and use that they can take back to their classrooms. Teachers, help your students learn about the economics of energy decisions we face today, and those they will face in the future.

Dr. Bonnie Colby is a faculty member at The University of Arizona in the Departments of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences and Geography. Her research, teaching, and outreach focus on economic tradeoffs in water and energy management, climate change adaptation, and incentive-based agreements to improve energy and water supply reliability for agricultural, environmental, and urban needs. She has been modeling patterns of seasonal water and energy demand under various climate scenarios. 

Dr. Colby provides invited testimony to state legislatures, state and federal courts and the U.S. Congress. She has taught at Harvard University’s Executive Training Programs and in professional training programs for judges and water masters, attorneys, engineers, appraisers and international conservation leaders from all continents.