The first International Energy Policy Conference was held in 1992. One of the speakers of the conference stated, “I think most Americans would welcome messages from an industry expressly committed to the importance of what it does, confident in its ability to manage risks, and willing to defend its important work against extremist assault. Most Americans understand the need for secure supplies of affordable energy. And they always embrace conviction.” This quote best summarizes the importance of the conference, and especially dialogue. The conference theme and dialogue has been and continues to be “striving for energy efficiency and environmental preservation.”
Since the inception of the conference, it has hosted dignitaries, Fortune 500 companies, industry experts, ambassadors, and delegations to discuss energy efficiency, environmental preservation, and the whys, hows and solutions of a national energy plan. The conference, which launched in the Oklahoma City area, has hosted events in Tulsa, Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, and Dallas as well as other cities throughout the U.S.
National Energy Talk: Present and Future
We found, for example, that our Facebook page “America Needs America’s Energy” has a following of over 22,000 people across the U.S. Therefore, this is an example of an area where National Energy Talk can complement the industry and be an active voice on social media.
With the launch of National Energy Talk (NET), what once was an annual conference has expanded into a media-driven platform with year-round engagement. Today, NET is helping lead a national dialogue on energy issues, views, and solutions through events, publications, video, audio and online content. NET believes in the power of people: “Nothing moves without energy.”
NET is National
National Energy Talk is a platform engaging a national dialogue on energy issues, views and solutions. We address the needs, plans and issues that all types of energy face today. Through discussion, we can create a national energy vision.
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The founding principle of NET remains steadfast: the availability of reasonably priced energy is paramount to the economic and business development both in the United States and in other countries around the world. Your involvement can help continue to bring about this change.
A National Energy Conversation in the Heartland
National Energy Talk officially launched on May 1st, 2017. Many thanks to Exploring Energy Radio Show for airing the announcement and to OILMAN Magazine and GTR Newspapers for their great support through our columns!
The 2019 and 2020 plans are underway. Keep up with the activities of NET (National Energy Talk) by visiting the National Energy Talk page on Facebook.
It is important that the message is national in scope. Therefore, future goals include visits in Washington, D.C., Houston and other U.S. cities. As consumers and stakeholders of energy, we must drive the process, evaluating how we can best leverage our natural resources here at home to ensure long-term energy independence and security.
Future generations are depending on us. America needs America’s energy!
Mark A. Stansberry, Chairman of The GTD Group, is an award-winning author, columnist, film and music producer, radio talk show host and 2009 Western Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee. Stansberry has written five energy-related books. He has been active in the oil and gas industry for over 44 years, having served as CEO/President of Moore-Stansberry, Inc., and The Oklahoma Royalty Company. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma, Chairman 2016-2017 of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum/Oklahoma Hall of Fame Board of Directors, Lifetime Trustee of Oklahoma Christian University, and Board Emeritus of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. He has served on several public and private boards. He is currently on the advisory board of IngenuitE, Inc.
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