Robert Hefner: The Grand Energy Transition

Via ForaTv - Robert Hefner, author of The GET: The Grand Energy Transition, argues compellingly at the Aspen Institute Forum earlier this year, that the United States needs to lead the world in transitioning from oil and coal for power generation, to natural gas, an energy source he considers cleaner burning and more abundant.

Source: ForaTV, 2009,

Bio: Robert Hefner, isĀ  author of "The GET: The Grand Energy Transition" (Seeking Alpha), and is Founder and Owner of GHK Exploration (, a private natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City. He pioneered ultradeep natural gas exploration and production. GHK led the development of innovative technology needed to successfully drill and produce many of the world's deepest and highest pressure natural gas wells setting many industry world records along the way.

In the 1970s, Hefner was a leader in the industry's successful efforts to deregulate the price of natural gas. These technological and political accomplishments led to the development of vast new domestic natural gas resources. Since the 1980s, Hefner has pursued his interest in China in the areas of energy, foreign affairs, and contemporary Chinese art, The Hefner Collection (

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London, a member of Singapore's International Advisory Panel (IAP) on Energy, and a Member of the International Council at the Belfer Center at Harvard. He is an Advisory Director of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and has established the Hefner Initiative on Energy and National Security at CNAS. Hefner and his wife MeiLi initiated and support the Hefner China Fund which has brought rising young Chinese government officials to study in the fields of energy, culture and foreign policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He holds a Petroleum Geology degree from the University of Oklahoma.

(H/t: Simoleon Sense)

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