Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, 4/11 at 8 am in FEDC’s conference room: 330 Wendell Ave, Ste E.
Our speaker will be Dr. Douglas B. Reynolds, a professor of petroleum and energy economics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His presentation will be “Alaska: Energy, Development and National Security.”
Dr. Douglas B. Reynolds worked as a mechanical engineer in the 1980s for the defense industry. He taught economics in the former Soviet Union, in Almaty, Kazakstan, in the mid 1990s and was on sabbatical at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland and the American University in Paris, and has spent time in Mexico, Norway, and Russia.
He has done research in oil and natural gas supply, Alaskan natural gas pipeline projects and the states oil fiscal system. He has extensive experience in Alaska’s and the world’s oil, natural gas and energy industries. He has also worked on the North Slope Borough’s consumer costs and housing issues.
He has published multiple articles in professional journals, books and book chapters related to energy systems and economics, including his previous book, Energy Civilization, which explores historical economies and energy.
His current book “Cold War Energy” explains how oil scarcity caused the fall of the Soviet Union, and how the world needs to re-examine that economic collapse in order to learn what can happen to our own Western and Globalized world economy.