The International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development (ICEED) is a non-profit organization that provides relevant information and research on national and international energy issues. ICEED, founded in 1974, continues its mission of disseminating global views of energy usage, sustainability, economic growth, and development through four avenues:

1) ICEED’S ENERGY CONFERENCES: These conferences are among the most well-established of their type. Representatives from 40-plus countries have joined in these informal exchanges of information among government officials, business leaders, and academia to discuss current trends in energy markets.

Since 1974 the ICEED has been organizing conferences unique in the mix of attendees and participants: high-ranking representatives and specialists in industry, finance, and national/multinational governmental agencies.  The sessions are noted for their valuable contacts as well as the formal and informal exchange of views and data. Attendance at these conferences is by invitation and reservation only; attendees are sent by their respective agencies, companies, or institutions.

We have just concluded our 43rd ICEED International Energy Conference on "Energy Price Recovery: Are We at a Turning Point?" in Boulder, Colorado (April 24-27, 2016).

The 43rd Annual International Energy Conference addressed a range of topics around low energy prices, the energy supply glut, and global economic and demand outlooks.

Energy Prices: Lower for Longer, but the Question is How Low and for How Much Longer?

  • What are the short-, medium-, and longer-term price outlooks? Does natural gas win at the expense of coal? What are the impacts on producers and the financial markets?

A Complicated Supply-Side Environment:

  • Implications of Iran’s return to the market; OPEC’s quest for market share and continuation on the current path; is non-OPEC supply more resilient than anticipated; what is the significance of U.S. crude oil exports; is U.S. shale more resilient than expected and can it be a swing producer; could rapid development potential of U.S. shale resources cap any price recovery and create a wide trading range; geopolitically, can some higher-cost producers survive the downturn?

Regional Perspectives:

  • Asia, the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Europe, and Latin America

Storm Clouds Gathering for Energy Demand:

  • Concerns about global growth (China and Asian markets), falling commodity prices, and the perspective of major energy consumers

Climate Change Policies, Renewables, and the Automotive Sector:

  • How is the automotive sector affected by lower oil prices, is cheap oil an ally or enemy for renewables, and what are the effects of the Paris Climate Change conference

2) THE JOURNAL OF ENERGY AND DEVELOPMENT: ICEED has published The Journal of Energy and Development since 1975. This biannual periodical covers international energy and development issues offering perspectives from authors around the world. Articles focus on energy-related topics, conservation, the environment, hydrocarbon development and management, alternative energy, sustainable economic development, macroeconomic trends, and policies of energy-producing and consuming countries. Past volumes and articles are now available for purchase at  Volume 40, joint issue of numbers 1 and 2 has been shipped to subscribers and Volume 41 is to be published in September 2016.

3) ICEED’S OCCASIONAL PAPERS & BOOKS: ICEED’s occasional papers series provides timely works by leaders in the fields of energy and the environment. Topics include the development of alternative energy, markets and deregulation, geopolitics, energy supply security, and environmental trends.

4) PRIVATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH: ICEED undertakes specific research studies on a variety of energy-related topics. We have provided briefings to clients on U.S. energy policy and regulation, oil and gasoline price forecasts, shale and non-conventional energy development, among other topics. For briefings, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Mailing address: ICEED, 850 Willowbrook Rd., Boulder, CO, 80302, U.S.A.


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