Thursday, June 12, 2008

R. James Woolsey & the Virtual Energy Forum


On June 10, I had the great pleasure of meeting and interviewing R. James Woolsey, former CIA director and current energy advisor to the McCain campaign. Jim presents not only an impressive resume of service to our country, but he also has superlative communication abilities. More on that in a second.

The event was the Virtual Energy Forum, an online energy conference that allowed global interaction among presenters and attendees. Organized by PlatformQ, The Virtual Energy Forum was conducted June 10-11 as a timely, multi-track discussion of energy policy, programs, technologies, and business strategies. All presentations are accessible from www.virtualenergyforum.com. Registration is free.

Jim Woolsey is one of the few proponents of energy efficiency whose credentials allow him to be taken seriously by hard-nosed business leaders. Personable and down-to-earth, Jim can talk about energy in simple, every-day terms so that people outside the labs and the boiler rooms can understand what's really at stake. I learned a lot from our discussion, as I hope you will too, if you take a minute to download the video.


The same event also gave me an opportunity to share the highlights from my book, The Industrial Energy Harvest, and the many lessons learned from my
face-to-face interaction with manufacturers all over the country who struggle to "do something" about their energy costs. A separate video captures my interview, moderated by Nicole Silverman of Waggener Edstrom.

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At 1:56 PM, Anonymous John Bergdoll, Creative Solutions said...

Hi Chris,

I enjoyed your interview and appreciate your keen insights as a thought leader in the energy industry.

I particularly like the parody of how businesses are so concerned with making a profit in every segment of business but at the same time they’re using energy and not even close to tracking the energy in any of those phases.

Looking forward to reading your book.

Best regards,
John Bergdoll

 

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