Paul Precht Energy Economics Ltd
Paul Precht Energy Economics (P2) is a Canadian consultancy in energy economics working at the intersection between governmental energy policy makers and the private oil and gas industry.
It seeks to foster resource development by:
1. Assisting government clients in establishing energy policies, resource management structures and regulatory frameworks that will promote and protect the public interest.
2. Assisting companies developing energy resources to work efficiently and effectively within good resource development policies and frameworks.
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About Paul Precht
Paul Precht, founder of Paul Precht Energy Economics Ltd, is a Canadian-based energy economist, with over 35 years of experience in government, consulting and teaching. Paul has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Political Science, and a Master of Arts Degree in Economics, from the University of Alberta.
Paul’s experience, including over 20 years with Alberta Energy, provides a solid foundation for the work of Paul Precht Energy Economics Ltd, with highlights that include:
Paul Precht Energy Economics Ltd, the company he founded in 2000, is a consultancy focusing on energy economics.
It specializes in the application of economic analysis and policy analysis to energy management and development issues, in Canada and internationally. The company works both independently and as a member of consortia and teams. As a consultant, Paul has worked in many jurisdictions in Canada as well as internationally in Latin America, Africa and Asia. His work extends to:
A small sampling of some highlights from Paul’s consulting work include:
This project included amalgamating 4 regulations relating to oil and gas exploration and development, converting all language to a goal-oriented approach and identifying and addressing gaps and issues. Paul served as contract manager and principal drafter for a team of 7 policy and technical experts.
For more information on the nature of his work and how he can assist you in issues you are facing, please contact Paul directly.
What Paul is Reading
I am an avid reader. For a number of years I sought to share about some of what I was reading on my website, posting book reviews that might prompt others to pick these books up. While I continue to read, I have found in recent years that I have not been as motivated to write and post reviews.
The result was that my website included a number of reviews of books that were somewhat dated, to the point it was becoming a bit of an embarrassment to me. So I have decided to delete these book reviews and replace them with something briefer and more current, which I shall seek to update periodically.
Following are some books I have recently read, with some brief annotations and in no particular order. If you live in Edmonton vicinity, I’d be happy to get together to discuss. I may even lend you my copy.
I tend to buy hard copies, maybe because that’s just what I’m used to and most comfortable with. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Plutocrats: The Rise of the new Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, by Chystia Freeland, Penguin Books, 2012
Oil’s Deep State: How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming – in Alberta, and in Ottawa, by Kevin Taft, Lorimer, 2017
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, by Jane Meyer, Doubleday, 2016