Introduction (J.R. Moroney). Are international agreements to regulate global warming necessary? (S. Devarajan, R.J. Weiner). Energy, carbon dioxide emissions, and economic growth (J.R. Moroney). U.S. oil production and energy consumption (A. Al-Jarri, R. Startzman). The increasing sustainability of conventional energy (R.L. Bradley Jr). The wolf at the door or crying wolf? Fears about the next oil crisis (M.C. Lynch). Behavior of tight gas reservoirs (R.A. Wattenbarger et al.). Structure and economics of the natural gas industry following deregulation (D.F. Reiter, M.J. Economides). Competition and electric power generation (D.A. Norman).