Host Jan Mueller talks about why The Energy Xchange was created, what it aims to accomplish, and how the conversations it will foster will be different than what you may get from other media and information sources.
- The Energy Xchange was developed to serve as a forum and an “honest broker” for thoughtful discourse. There’s no shortage of information sources on energy out there, but most of them come from a particular angle or with a certain agenda. In today’s fragmented media landscape, too many media outlets are essentially “preaching to the choir” and just reinforcing the existing views of their audience. The Energy Xchange, on the other hand, aims to bring together many different perspectives in order to help our audience form their own judgments and gain a clearer understanding of the truth.
- Energy issues are too often discussed in isolation—without addressing their broader context and wider implications for society. The Energy Xchange is not just about energy, it’s about how energy connects to the issues that ultimately matter most—in particular, the economy, national security, and sustainability. The interconnections among energy and these vital issues are growing tighter and more complex, accompanied by fundamental changes that are creating, in essence, a new reality for the 21st Century. The Energy Xchange aims to help decision-makers in the private and public sector, as well as the general public, to understand this new reality and navigate a changing world.
- Energy is a huge and vastly complex issue and many news and information sources attempt to “cover the universe.” But covering the latest hot topic or whatever seems interesting at the moment, it’s easy to lose sight of the most important issues. The Energy Xchange, rather, will focus on fundamental “big-picture” questions that often get glossed over or ignored by other sources. We are especially focused on how addressing these questions can inform actions by businesses, governments, communities, families, and individuals to create a more secure and sustainable future.