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James Crandall | February 2018

2 Feb 2018 2:14 PM | Anonymous

Please note your affiliation and years of experience in the energy and/or environmental field. 

American Petroleum Institute; 14 years

Any particular achievement/interest in energy/environment you would like to mention?

Interest in future disruptive battery technology and its impact on electricity generation and liquid fuels consumption 

Interest in better understanding the inverse relation in Washington, D.C. of expertise in all forms of energy and policymakers/policymaking irrespective of political bias

In your opinion, what are important issues facing the energy industry today?

  1. Cost-effective ways to manage climate change
  2. Continuing improvements in lithium-ion battery technology
  3. Financial viability of investments required for the development of large conventional offshore oil and gas projects
  4. Finding and retaining younger STEM-educated professionals to replace retiring baby boomers 
  5. Cybersecurity

How long have you been a member of NCAC? Any particular NCAC memory you would like to share with us? 

12 years; the 2009 trip to Oil City, PA to commemorate Colonel Edwin Drake drilling the first successful commercial well

Any other thoughts?

A question: Where did the proponents of peak oil go? They were quite vocal ten years ago.

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