John Wenk | April 2019

11 Apr 2019 1:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

I am currently an undergraduate senior at George Washington University, and I will be graduating in May. I took my first class on energy during fall of my junior year; it was Global Energy Security. It was my professor for the class who first suggested that I join NCAC, and since then I have continued to take coursework on the energy industry.

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

I am particularly interested in energy as it relates to geopolitics; that is a very important factor in how countries interreact with one another. To further this interest, I am helping a student organization I am involved in host an event on April 10th about the geopolitical and economic implications of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline between Germany and Russia.

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

As the negative effects of climate change continue to impact the planet, it is undeniable that profound changes will need to take place in how companies that rely on and produce hydrocarbons do business. For example, Shell’s recent decision to withdraw from AFPM due to disagreements on climate related policy may be a sign of things to come.

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

I joined NCAC in the fall of 2017. My best memory with NCAC so far was the Annual Dinner in February at the Canadian Embassy. It was a great venue, an interesting discussion, and I met many amazing NCAC members from all around the DC area.

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