Energy Workforce & Technology Council SVP Government Affairs Tim Tarpley participated last week in a radio panel interview on the “Labor & Energy Show” hosted by Joe “JDoc” Dougherty and Joe “Krausey” Krause. This Pennsylvania-based show focuses on labor issues and their intersection with the energy industry.
Tarpley was joined on the panel by Energy Workforce Member Chris Wright, CEO, Liberty Energy, along with Kathleen Sgamma, President, Western Energy Alliance, and Rikki Hrenko-Browning, President, Utah Petroleum Association. The panel delved into the topic of clean energy technology and how the industry has reduced emissions through the expansion of natural gas and the utilization of emission-reducing technologies.
Panelists discussed misconceptions about the oil and gas industry, including how negative rhetoric can take a toll on companies working to deliver energy in a reliable and efficient way. The importance of workforce development and retention was a common theme, specifically how shifts in labor markets can have major impacts in the industry.
The panelists’ robust discussion of the intersection between business and labor was an important look at the challenges and opportunities facing energy industry in the future. A full audio recording of the event is available.
If you are interested in Energy Workforce’s advocacy efforts or would like to join the Government Affairs Committee, contact SVP Government Affairs & Counsel Tim Tarpley.
Deidre Almstead Kohlrus, Director Government Affairs, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.