Interviews By Category: "Energy"
Russ is on the road, sending in interviews from the Shell Eco-marathon in Houston. Shell Oil Co. sponsors a series of global competitions that challenge students to design, build and drive the most energy efficient vehicles. Mark Singer, Global Project Manager of the Shell Eco-marathon, provides a tour of this fascinating competition, its requirements and history.
Russ visits with Courtney Jennings, a chemical engineering major and competitor on the team representing Louisiana Tech in the Shell Eco-marathon. At the time of the interview, the team’s roadster held the North American record for fuel efficiency in its category at 647 mpg.
Russ visits with Jake Nyquest, head of the team representing St. John’s High School. This team has an electric car powered by a lithium polymer battery entered in the race. Jake tells us that aerodynamics is the most difficult part of designing and building a competing vehicle.
Houston is on a roll. It’s been named the best place to visit, the best place to start a business AND to start a career, the economy is booming, and more. Now, Bloomberg Philanthropies has awarded Houston $1 million for its “One Bin for All” recycling proposal. It’s hard to believe the Fossil Fuel Capital of the World could also be green. You will be surprised at just how green Houston is becoming. Paul Dickerson interviews Laura Spanjian, director of sustainability for the City of Houston.
Mark Hass began his career as a journalist. Says he always followed his heart professionally, so when the Internet began to emerge, he followed a digital star. His communication abilities have served him well; three years ago he joined Edelman to run its China operation. Today he heads the U.S. operation of the world’s largest public relations firm with more than 4,500 employees in 64 countries worldwide. Russ interviews the CEO of Edelman USA.
Dr. Michael Economides has more credentials than we have room to mention here. He is a Stanford PhD, consults globally, has written extensively, authored 15 books and, by anyone’s standards, he is considered expert in global oil, gas and energy issues. And, yes, he has opinions on all our energy controversies. Russ conducts a wonderful interview with an amazing intellect.
Scott Noble founded Noble Royalties in 1997 after 12 years of drilling. Noble Royalties manages oil, gas and coal royalties and has interests in more than 145,000 producing wells. He has spent decades in the fossil fuels industry, so is a great source to interview about the current and future state of our energy industry.
If you think Waste Management is all about hauling off garbage, you’re making a mistake. They also include ‘environmental services’ and ‘renewable energy’ in their company description. Among their many little-known activities: Waste Management installs gas recovery wells in their landfill sites to harness the methane gas generated by the landfill’s decomposition. The Waste Management operation produces more renewable energy than the entire solar power industry. It’s a fascinating story, and one that you probably did not know. Russ interviews David Unger, Director of Renewable Energy for Waste Management Inc.
How do you market a low-interest service to consumers? Well, first you build awareness. Robin Tooms interviews David Quin, director of brand and communications strategies at CenterPoint Energy.
Ron Bolen, Managing Director of da3co, sits down with Paul Dickerson where they discuss domestic natural gas and this can change the landscape of the US as a price taker in the fuels market to a price maker.
Can you run a retail operation completely off the grid? Dan Bretch has composting toilets, collects rainwater, generates his own power and, yes, lives completely off the grid. He has a greenhouse, a butterfly garden and an art gallery. And he also runs the non-general General Store; it’s off the power grid too. Russ interviews Dan Bretch, a “sustainable” man who does it all.
What if you could fill up your car for less than $1.00? And what if you could do that at home? Jean Durdin owns and operates the massive Parkway Family car dealerships; Parkway Chevrolet reports $100 million in sales annually. In 2009, Parkway began converting vehicles to natural gas. Today Parkway NGV leads the industry in conversions. It’s a game-changer and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will probably change our lives over the near future. Jean is right on the leading edge of that revolution. This is an interview EVERYONE should hear.
How do you empower your customers? Host Robin Tooms discusses the TrueCost Electric Portal along with the success of their website with David Quin, director of brand and communications strategies at CenterPoint Energy.
Why is PKF sponsoring the Total Energy USA conference and why do we need to know about it? Greg Price visits with PKF tax director Gary Voth, a panel moderator at the conference.
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