Systems Analyses, Economics, and Net Energy

2017:

Feng, Jingxuan, Feng, Lianyong, Wang, Jianliang, and King, Carey W. Modeling the Point of Use EROI and Its Implications for Economic Growth in China, Energy, (in press), available online November 11, 2017: online link.

King, Carey W. Delusions of Grandeur in Building a Low-Carbon FutureEarth Magazine, August 2017, 32-37, online link.

Rhodes, Joshua D., King, Carey, Gülen, Gürcan, Olmstead, Sheila M., Dyer, James S., Hebner, Robert E., Beach, Fred C., Edgar,Thomas F., Webber, Michael E.. “A geographically resolved method to estimate levelized power plant costs with environmental externalities,” Energy Policy, 2017, 102 (March 2017), 491-499, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.12.025.  View paper free online here (link), or download pdf: pdficon_small link.

 

2016:

King, Carey W.  Information Theory to Assess Relations Between Energy and Structure of the U.S. Economy Over Time. Biophysical Economics and Resource Quality, 2016, 1 (2), 10. doi: 10.1007/s41247-016-0011-y.  View paper free online here: link, or download a pre-print draft: pdficon_small link.   Read an extensive blog discussing the interpretation of this paper.

2015:

King, Carey W., Maxwell, John P., and Donovan, Alyssa. Comparing world economic and net energy metrics, Part 1: Single Technology and Commodity PerspectiveEnergies, 20158, 12949-12974 (article online and as pdficon_small PDF.  SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Excel file with calculations, and pdficon_small PDF with explanation of methods.

King, Carey W., Maxwell, John P., and Donovan, Alyssa. Comparing world economic and net energy metrics, Part 2: Total Economy Expenditure PerspectiveEnergies, 2015, 8, 12975-12996 (article online and as pdficon_small PDF).  SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Excel file with calculations, and pdficon_small PDF with explanation of methods.

King, Carey W.  Comparing world economic and net energy metrics, Part 3: Macroeconomic Historical and Future PerspectivesEnergies, 2015, 8, 12997-13020 (article online and as pdficon_small PDF).  SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Excel file with calculations, and pdficon_small PDF with explanation of methods.

King, Carey W, The Rising Cost of Resources and Global Indicators of Change, American Scientist, 103 (6), November/December, 2015 (article online and as pdficon_small PDF).

Chaianong, Aksornchan, and King, Carey W.  An Analysis for Promoting Residential-scale Solar Photovoltaic (PV) in Bangkok, Thailand. Poster at the 33rd USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 25-28, 2015,  pdficon_small PDF.

 

2014:

King, C. W. Matrix method for comparing system and individual energy return ratios when considering an energy transition. Energy, 72, 254-265, 2014 (article online).

King, Carey W.On Relating US and UK Energy Expenditures (net energy), Debt, and Interest Rates, 37th 2014 International Association for Energy Economics Conference, New York, NY, June 15-18, 2014 pdficon_small PDF

Donovan, A. and King, C. W.  Trends in Country and Global Energy Industry Own Use and Production between 1960-2010. Poster at the 37th  2014 International Association for Energy Economics Conference, New York, NY, June 15-18, 2014pdficon_small PDF

 

2013:

King, Carey W, Gülen, Gürcan, Cohen, Stuart M, and Nuñez-Lopez, Vanessa, The system-wide economics of a carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage network: Texas Gulf Coast w/ pure CO2–EOR flood, Environmental Research Letters, 8, 034030, 2013.   Online Abstract     pdficon_small PDF       Video Abstract

 

2012:

Beal, Colin M., Stillwell, Ashlynn S., King, Carey W., Cohen, Stuart M., Berberoglu, Halil, Bhattarai, Rajendra P., Connelly, Rhykka, Webber, Michael E., Hebner, Robert E., Energy Return on Investment for Algal Biofuel Production Coupled with Wastewater Treatment, Water Environment Research, 84 (9), 2012, 692-710; doi: 10.2175/106143012X13378023685718.  pdficon_small  PDF

Beal, Colin M., Hebner, Robert E., Webber, Michael E., Ruoff, Rodney S., Siebert, A. Frank, and King, Carey W., Comprehensive Evaluation of Algal Biofuel Production: Experimental and Target Results, Energies, 5 (6), 2012:1943-1981, doi:10.3390/en5061943.  Abstract here pdficon_small  PDF

Baldick, Ross; Webber, Michael, and King, Carey, 2012, Techno-economic Modeling of the Integration of 20% Wind and Large-Scale Energy Storage in ERCOT by 2030, DE-EE0001385, available May 6, 2013  pdficon_small PDF.

Meehan, Colin M., King, Carey W., Garrison, Jared B., and Webber, Michael E. “The Total Impact of Wind Energy Variability on Fossil Fuel Emission Rates in Texas,” presented paper at 31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, Austin, TX, November 4-7, 2012.

Maxwell, John P.., King, Carey W. “Trends of the Net Energy of Petroleum Products in Different Countries Using Energy Intensity Ratios,” presented poster at 31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, Austin, TX, November 4-7, 2012.

 

2011:

King, C. W. and Hall, C. A. S. Relating financial and energy return on investment. Sustainability, 3 (10) 2011, 1810-1832; doi:10.3390/su3101810. Abstract here pdficon_small  PDF

— Discussed in The Economist, April 21-27, 2012, Buttonwood: “Feeling Peaky”

Henshaw, Philip F., King, Carey, and Zarnikau, Jay. System Energy Assessment (SEA), Defining a Standard Measure of EROI for Energy Businesses as Whole Systems. Sustainability, 3(10), 2011, 1908-1943; doi:10.3390/su3101908. Abstract here.  pdficon_small PDF

Alhajeri, N. S., Donohoo, P., Stillwell, A. S., King, C. W., Webster, M. D., Webber, M. E. & Allen, D. T. (2011) Using market-based dispatching with environmental price signals to reduce emissions and water use at power plants in the Texas grid. Environmental Research Letters, 6, 044018 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/044018. Abstract here.  pdficon_small PDF

Stuart M Cohen, Hannah L Chalmers, Michael E Webber, and Carey W King. Comparing post-combustion CO2 capture operation at retrofitted coal-fired power plants in the Texas and Great Britain electric gridsEnvironmental Research Letters 6, 2011 024001 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/6/2/024001. Abstract here.  pdficon_small PDF

King, Carey, Energy and Economics 2011-2012: Long-term Fiscal Issues Need to Consider Energy Possibilities, Earth, December 2011, 45-46. Article here.

King, C., Coleman, S., Cohen, S. & Gülen, G. 2011. The economics of an integrated CO2 capture and sequestration system: Texas Gulf Coast case study. Energy Procedia, 4, 2588-2595.  Abstract here.  pdficon_small PDF

Hill, D. and King, C. “Using the energy intensity ratio as an assessment tool for near term energy strategy in transportation and petrochemicals,” Paper ES2011-54349. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Washington, DC, August 7-10, 2011.

Dodder, R., Felgenhauer, T., Yelverton, W., and King, C. “Water and greenhouse gas tradeoffs associated with a transition to a low carbon transportation system,” Paper IMECE-63991. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO, November 11-17, 2011.

 

2010:

King, C. W. Energy intensity ratios as net energy measures of United States energy production and expenditures. Environmental Research Letters 5, 2010 044006 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/5/4/044006. Abstract here.  pdficon_small PDF

– – – Awarded the “Rosenfeld Plaque” and Selected as a “Highlight of 2010” for Environ. Res. Lett. – – –

King, C., Zarnikau, J., and Henshaw, P. “Defining a standard measure for whole system EROI combining Economic “top-down” and LCA “bottom-up” accounting.”  Paper ES2010-90414. Proceedings of the ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Phoenix, AZ, May 17-22, 2010. pdficon_small PDF

– – – Awarded “Best Paper” of the ASME Energy Sustainability 2010 Conference – – –

King, C., Coleman, S., Cohen, S., Gülen, G. “The economics of an integrated CO2 capture and sequestration system: Texas Gulf Coast case study.”  Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 19-23, 2010.

2009:

King, C., Gülen, G., Essandoh-Yeddu, J. and Hovorka, S. “Economic Analysis of an Integrated Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Network for Capture and Enhanced Oil Recovery along the Texas Gulf Coast,” Paper ES2009-90415, Proceedings of the ASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, San Francisco, CA, July 19-23, 2009.

Lott, M., King, C., and Webber, M. “Analyzing Tradeoffs in Electricity Choices using the Texas Interactive Power Simulator (TIPS),” Paper ES2009-90135, Proceedings of the ASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, San Francisco, CA, July 19-23, 2009.

2005:

King, C.W., Campbell, M.I., Beaman, J. J., and Sreenivasan, S. V. Synthesis of Multistable Linkage System using an Optimization Approach. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. 2005, 29, No. 6, pp. 477-487.

 

2004:

King, C., Beaman, J. J., Sreenivasan, S. V., and Campbell, M. Multistable Equilibrium System Design Methodology and Demonstration. Journal of Mechanical Design, 2004, 126, No. 6, pp. 1036-1046.

King, C., Campbell, M., Beaman, J. J., “On the Design Synthesis of Multistable Equilibrium Systems,” Technical Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2004.

Kollata, E., King, C., and Campbell, M. “Design Synthesis of Multistable Compliant Structures,” Proceedings of the 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Albany, NY, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2004.

 

2003:

Limaye, A. A.; King, C. W.; and Campbell, M. C. “Analysis of Multiple Equilibrium Positions in a Magnetostatic Field,” Technical Proceedings of the 2003 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Chicago, IL, Sept. 2-5, 2003.