The energy sector sits at the center of America's economic and political future. But as always, controversy and differing opinions about this future abound.
Technological innovations related to gas, renewables, and new forms of power generation are creating exciting new opportunities that are shifting the energy mix. The shift from coal to gas is enabling the US to become more energy independent. Investments in renewable energy, such as wind power, are growing, though slowly. What are the most promising opportunities in and how significant are they? And what challenges and infrastructure changes must be overcome to capitalize on new technologies and achieve a sustainable energy mix?
This interactive Harvard Business Review panel discussion, featuring George Mason University professor Gregory Unruh, author of Earth, Inc., Randy Zwirn, CEO of Siemens Energy US, Jane Okun Bomba, SVP/Chief Sustainability Officer of IHS, and a panel of the sector's leading future influencers, assesses the opportunities and challenges facing this pivotal industry. Members of the Future Influencers, an online global community of emerging leaders initiated by Siemens, present their framework idea ""Saying Goodbye to the Baseload"" as part of the discussion.