This image is the reason we need to fight climate change.
Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes in today’s more digitally linked society and that has massive implications for the energy sector. For instance, oil and gas giant Shell (RDS.A) is increasingly letting the general public share and debate emerging ideas through a sponsored LinkedIn forum called “Future of Energy by Shell” and, more importantly, through an accelerator-type social investment model appropriately named “GameChanger.”
Seismologist Austin Holland of the Oklahoma Geological Survey recently told Reuters that the state of Oklahoma has already surpassed 252 earthquakes thus far in 2014, which is already more than record 222 quakes seen in all of 2013. This is insane considering that fracking has been linked to earthquakes, largely due to the wastewater from the controversial drilling technique being reinjected into the earth’s core.
Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” documentary sent shock waves across the global investment community with ripples still being felt today as more focus than ever is given to climate change in political and corporate circles alike. Now there is a renewed buzz on the subject matter post Superstorm Sandy, the California droughts and a severe 2014 winter season. That new buzz came from
Shares of Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNG) have risen exponentially (2,650%) over the past four years and nearly 50% year to date alone as the allure of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been amplified around the world while the potential for the U.S. to export natural gas has become more of a mainstream conversation. The problem is
John is a great energy strategist. I first noticed his writings in connection to the nuclear and uranium sector over 2 years ago. While uranium/nuclear was going through a slow period John had the vision to see the short/medium/long term potential of this energy source. John has continued to be a visionary and ahead of the pack in understanding this sector.
John Licata delivers thought provoking analyses on the realities of climate change, filling a much needed void in the discussion and applicable across many disciplines.
John is not only a thought leader in his industry but more importantly his ideas and how he conceptualizes complex markets is visionary and innovative. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a partner!
John’s professional experience combined with his deep passion for cleaner sources of energy and transportation and reduced dependence on foreign sources of oil, make him a strong candidate to analyze the corporate vehicles fleet sector and develop key data on existing fleet petroleum use and emissions output.
John Licata’s insight on some of the emerging issues for energy supply brought an additional dimension to our panel discussion on the future of energy.