Tips for Skiers

 

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A Yale graduate and former executive with Shell, David Lawrence offers over 30 years of experience in the energy sector through Lawrence Energy Group, LLC, in his role as chief executive. During his time away from work, past Shell executive David Lawrence enjoys skiing.

A Yale graduate and former executive with Shell, David Lawrence offers over 30 years of experience in the energy sector through Lawrence Energy Group, LLC, in his role as chief executive. During his time away from work, past Shell executive David Lawrence enjoys skiing.

A Yale graduate and former executive with Shell, David Lawrence offers over 30 years of experience in the energy sector through Lawrence Energy Group, LLC, in his role as chief executive. During his time away from work, past Shell executive David Lawrence enjoys skiing. A Yale graduate and former executive with Shell, David Lawrence offers over 30 years of experience in the energy sector through Lawrence Energy Group, LLC, in his role as chief executive. During his time away from work, past Shell executive David Lawrence enjoys skiing.

Common Mistakes of the Novice Pianist

 

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Novice Pianist
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A seasoned energy industry executive and Yale graduate, David Lawrence served Shell as its executive vice president of exploration and commercial enterprises prior to establishing Lawrence Energy Group, LLC. When away from his work, former Shell executive David Lawrence enjoys playing the piano. Here are some common mistakes novice pianists should try to avoid:

1. Pitches and notes. Many novices mistakenly believe the piano’s keys represent different notes, whereas in actuality they play pitches that correspond to different notes. For example, the G-flat and F-sharp notes are played using the same key on the piano. Understanding the distinction between pitches and notes is vital.

2. Inconsistent tempo. Upon first starting to learn a piece, novices often play too quickly, leading to more mistakes. Further, as they gain familiarity with the piece, many novices inadvertently increase the tempo of easier passages, likely with the aim of reaching difficult parts more quickly.

3. Avoiding scales. Scales, which are all of the notes of a particular key played in sequence, offer students the opportunity to practice the fundamentals of piano playing. However, many novices avoid scales or fail to practice them as intently as they should.

The Need for More Energy and Less CO2

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Energy Transition
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David Lawrence, a highly proficient geologist and business leader, earned degrees from Lawrence University and Yale University, and possesses decades of experience in the oil, gas and energy industry with Royal Dutch Shell. After retiring from Shell, David Lawrence founded Lawrence Energy Group and has established himself as an expert in the subject area of energy transitions and the need for energy expansion. Recently, Mr. Lawrence published an article in Western Confluence magazine titled Energy Transition, Our World Needs More Energy and Less CO2. Western Confluence is a magazine that partners with the Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming to provide content on issues affecting natural resources in the western United States. The energy transition article discusses the challenge of meeting the increasing global demands for energy while also simultaneously decreasing CO2 emissions. The need for leadership, innovation, and research and development is also important, in order to move closer to the ideal energy system which features affordability and availability while also being safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. For the full article, visit http://www.westernconfluence.org/energy-transition/.

The University Carbon Fund – Schools Battling Climate Change

 

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University Carbon Fund
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A former executive at Shell, David Lawrence was involved in exploration, commercial development, and wind energy. The chief executive of Lawrence Energy Group, LLC, David Lawrence enjoys sharing perspectives and advice on energy and climate change issues.

Learning institutions can play a significant role in the reduction of carbon emissions. One way they can do this is by establishing a University Carbon Fund. Here’s how this works:

1. A university establishes baselines for its energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Many universities have a sustainability office, which already has this information broken down to department or campus level. For those without one, faculty and students can work together to establish these figures. They can even make it a term project.

2. Set goals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Have a clear cut strategy to do this. If your target is to reduce carbon emissions by 20 percent over the coming five years, have a target for each department or campus and a review calendar to assess the progress of each. Give the most attention to departments with higher carbon emissions.

3. Establish an energy-savings target and implement strategies to do so. This should complement your carbon-emissions reduction. Consider options such as solar energy, recycling, innovative building redesigning, and lower carbon-emitting travel options, such as walking or riding a bicycle.

4. Establish a price for carbon emissions, say $10-30 per ton of carbon dioxide. Start with a conservative figure before raising it progressively and aggressively. Save the funds received in a University Carbon Fund.

5. Use the funds in the carbon fund to invest in renewable energy companies or in improving the institution’s pool of renewable energy sources.