Last week, I attended the Western Governors’ Association meeting, a non partisan gathering of state governors, staff and industry focused on improving how the west collaborates on regional problems. Several speaker panels focused on how best to make progress in generating energy from renewable sources.
As Americans we don’t shrink from challenges, we embrace them. In the 19th century, we united the nation’s economy with the first transcontinental railroad. In the 20th century, we powered the Southwest with the largest hydroelectric power station in the world. We recognized that these challenges were not merely about laying track or building a dam, but about securing the future of our nation.
The question of how we will create, store and use energy is the great challenge of the 21st century. It threatens our economy, our security and our planet.
Trade shows can be exhausting! If you’ve ever worked one you can relate. Countless hours spent in back-to-back meetings, working the booth and attending conference sessions. It all seems to rival an endurance race. Think Badwater Ultramarathon…on a bad day!