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The Future of Energy – Expert Round Table

We sat down with professionals from the wind, oil & gas, and nuclear energy fields to talk about common misconceptions, innovations, and predictions in their areas of expertise.

With binding agreements in place to cut US carbon emissions in half by 2030, are energy alternatives up to the task?

Questions Covered:

  • Legislation – This year, a number of new nations- the U.S. among them – signed on to binding initiatives to dramatically reduce carbon emissions by 2030. What do you think the impact of this legislative shift will be?
  • The Public – what are your thoughts on public sentiment around energy consumption and the environment? Do you believe that it is reflected well in policy? What do you think are the biggest misconceptions around these topics?
  • Innovations – There seems to a long list of technological ‘game changers’ within the energy industry, from mega-battery storage for wind and solar, to Thorium-based nuclear, to the latest iteration of fusion power. What do you have your eye on? What current or future innovation do you think really could change the industry landscape?
  • Predictions – Where do we see things going? What will the state of the energy industry be in 2030? How will the economy and daily life and habits be affected as a result?

Be sure to check out our recently published article, “Whatever Happened to the Fuel of the Future?” by Nathan Smolensky and subscribe to our Youtube channel for more videos like this.


Note: The views expressed by the guests of this round table are the opinions the guests alone and should not be construed to be the views of 2ndLook News.

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By Stacia Wilson

Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Stacia Wilson is a writer and entrepreneur. She grew up traveling between the US and Japan as the child of Christian missionaries, and has been to over 20 countries as a digital nomad. To empower others to travel, she wrote the ebook How to Travel Without Time or Money.

Stacia’s background as a partner dance instructor and world traveler has given her a unique perspective on human connection, language, and culture. She has a wide-ranging skillset that allowed her to freelance remotely before becoming an entrepreneur. She has managed teams while working as editor-in-chief of multiple commercial blogs, such as Wandering Westie, a lifestyle brand, and SwayD, a dance shoe brand.

She has a BS in Anthropology from the University of La Verne (magna cum laude) and is a member of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society. As part of receiving her degree, she conducted multiple hands-on ethnographic studies. These included on-the-ground networking, interviews, and documentation of cultural events. Her senior thesis was an ethnography which involved conducting and analyzing research in Europe, Asia, and across the United States.

  Stacia has completed personal development and leadership programs with Landmark Worldwide, Powerteam International, and Mindvalley. Her last entrepreneurial endeavor before Covid was an online dance training program (in Japanese) for women in Japan. Most recently, she was a volunteer for Unity2020, a movement designed to encourage solutions-oriented perspectives and uncover options beyond the two-party political system that dominates American media and politics.

  Stacia founded 2ndLook News from a desire to reimagine news—from a system of misaligned incentives producing skewed information which results in division and chaos, to one that facilitates sound decision-making and common understanding.

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