Jon Wellinghoff & Robert Bryce

Renowned Experts on the Future of Energy
Jon Wellinghoff & Robert Bryce

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No one is better positioned to discuss the future of energy in the United States than Jon Wellinghoff and Robert Bryce. With Bryce on the right representing oil and shale and Wellinghoff on the left discussing renewables (though both are moderate in their political positions), the pair shares eye-opening visuals and can’t miss insights as they debate what the right energy policies are and what’s possible politically and technologically. Audiences walk away with a well-rounded understanding of the policy, resources, and economics involved in the energy debate and a plan for how to best capitalize on what’s coming.

Jon Wellinghoff is the immediate past chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. A “new breed” of chairman according to the Washington Post, he ushered in a monumental shift in energy policy. The longest serving chair of the FERC, he brings to the table 40 years of leadership and expertise in the energy sector. He advocates for building a stronger national power grid through the use of renewable energies, working to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign energy. Animated and entertaining, he shares the fascinating energy trends audiences need to know.

Robert Bryce, one of America’s most prominent energy journalists, is the author of five books, including Power Hungry and his latest, Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper, which looks at how we are innovating our way toward energy independence. A senior fellow with the Center for Energy Policy and the Environment at the Manhattan Institute and a passionate and engaging speaker, he skillfully explains the scale, physics, and math behind our energy and power systems while exposing the myriad myths about energy.

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The Future of Energy in the United States. Robert Bryce and Jon Wellinghoff team up to give an exciting talk on the state of energy in our nation. With Bryce on the right representing oil and shale and Wellinghoff on the left discussing renewables (though both are moderate in their political positions), the pair offers a point/counterpoint on what the future holds for energy, the role of cyber and physical security, how energy security affects our place on the geopolitical stage, and the politics of energy policy and regulation. From where we’ve been, where we are today, and, most importantly, where we’re going, their engaging and smart presentation trades insights on the drivers of innovation in the energy sector, green energy, fuels of the future, and how the right mix of economic policy can have dramatic effects on the economy both at home and abroad. Two of the nation’s preeminent voices on energy issues, they share eye-opening visuals and can’t miss insights as they debate what the right energy policies are and what’s possible politically and technologically. Audiences walk away with a well-rounded understanding of the policy, resources, and economics involved in the energy debate and a plan for how to best capitalize on what’s coming.

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