FORA.tv Speaker - Peter Balash
Peter C. Balash, Ph.D., is senior economist at the United States Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has followed energy markets, energy security, and technology issues for NETL since 2002, focusing on the interaction of upstream fuel market developments with downstream, or end-use, sectors.
Current duties include studying the near and medium term economic impacts of climate change mitigation policy and assessing energy security options in a carbon-constrained world, inclusive of coal to liquids. He has also recently directed a study of scenarios to simultaneously reduce petroleum consumption and carbon emissions. These scenarios focus on linkages between the transport, electricity, and petroleum markets.
Previously Mr. Balash worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Houston, Texas, engaged in multinational corporate audits and transfer pricing issues. Mr. Balash earned his doctorate in economics in 1992 from the University of Texas at Austin. He received a bachelor's in economics from Xavier University, Cincinnati, in 1987. He resides with his family in McMurray, Pennsylvania.
06.23.09 | 01:33:15 min
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