Outreach

Renewable Reality Check: You Can’t Have Solar and Wind Power without Fossil Fuels

Last month, I attended an event co-hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters at which Governor Terry McAuliffe formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan. The plan (461 pages in length) focuses on...

/ November 6, 2014

No Matter Where You Look, Industry Helping New Mexico

No private-sector industry employs more New Mexicans than the oil and gas industry. In fact, about one in 10 people in New Mexico work in the sector, and 25 percent of the state’s general fund—which provides funding for public schools,...

/ November 5, 2014

Supporting STEM in Our Community: Energy Day 2014

One of the fastest-growing job segments in our economy is in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) sector – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the STEM fields are expected to contribute over 9 million jobs to our...

/ October 20, 2014

When and Why Do Children Make STEM Career Choices

Greetings from Vienna, Austria. This week I have the opportunity to attend the European Petrochemical Association’s annual conference. One of the sessions I attended was “When and Why Do Children Make STEM Career Choices?” I was curious to get a...

/ October 6, 2014