D. Ray Long

Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege of serving as a consultant for the US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency, the associate director for a national non-profit organization, and the educational program manager for a professional development association. My experience encompasses a variety of roles from strategic communications, energy efficiency analysis, oil & energy policy, energy content development, social media strategy, and event management – where I’ve organized and implemented eight conferences across the nation over the past decade.

My two degrees in engineering  are from Michigan State University (MSU) and Wayne State University (WSU).
The Bachelors of Science degree from MSU in Applied Engineering Sciences (AES) is a program that combines the technical engineering coursework with a concentration in supply chain management – which included courses in finance, marketing, management, and business law. The goal of the AES program was to blend the engineering and business worlds and develop graduates’ ability for solid technical problem solving in a business context.

At WSU, my Masters of Science degree is in the Alternative Energy Technology program, where I studied renewable energy systems including hydrogen fuel cell, solar heating and photovoltaic, wind turbine, and biomass conversion.

I am an individual member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and a Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP).

Today I continue to write on energy policy and other topics my blog: raylong.co/blog

Don’t Confuse Peak Oil And The Peak Oil Debate

In the past five years of writing about energy one of my favorite observations has been that people get into trouble because they “confuse Peak Oil and the Peak Oil Debate.” In other words, they confuse what Peak Oil IS and what Peak Oil MEANS.

February 27, 2018

In Search of Oil Realism

Russell Gold’s Wall Street Journal article "Why Peak-Oil Predictions Haven’t Come True" hit the web yesterday. 

October 2, 2014

A tribute to Roscoe Bartlett

Here in the Washington DC area and around the nation, election day was a constant stream of poll results, election updates, and pundit analysis. But missed by many was the contest in Maryland’s 6th district, where Roscoe Bartlett — the second-oldest serving member of the US House of Representatives – was denied his bid to serve his district for an 11th term.

November 12, 2012

The “Switch Energy Project” highlights the scale of our energy challenges

Every year in Washington DC, the annual Environmental Film Festival screens thought-provoking films. And at this year’s festival in March 2012, one of the world premieres was the film”Switch.” Switch follows Dr. Scott Tinker on a spectacular journey to explore the world of energy in a sweeping period of transition.

September 24, 2012

Commentary: Peak Oil, Declining EROI and the New Energy-Economic Reality

This week in the ASPO-USA Webinar series, Dr. Charles A.S. Hall presented his talk “Peak Oil, Declining EROI and the New Energy-Economic Reality. Dr. Hall was trained as a systems ecologist by Howard Odum at the University of North Carolina. Today he is ESF Foundation Distinguished Professor at State University of New York in the College of Environmental Science & Forestry. He is also the author of Energy and the Wealth of Nations: Understanding the Biophysical Economy.

August 6, 2012

Peak oil review – July 2

A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including:
-Quote of the week
-Ten to follow on Twitter

July 2, 2012

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