Dr. Porter will discuss answers to the following questions:
1) Why is shale gas so important to the nation’s future?
2) What does America’s energy future look like?
3) What policies are needed for affordable domestic energy?
Dr. J. Winston Porter is a leading environmental and management consultant, whose recent experience includes solid waste management, waste site remediation, urban rivers cleanup, agricultural biotechnology, water & energy resources, and global climate change.
His firm, Environmental Strategies, is an independent research and consulting organization which deals with environmental and energy management for both governmental and business organizations. In addition to his consulting activities, Dr. Porter is a frequent communicator on environmental and energy matters. He has spoken extensively on waste management and recycling, traditional and renewable energy sources, global climate change, agricultural biotechnology, federal facilities site remediation, urban rivers restoration, and improvements in site remediation programs.
Dr. Porter was previously the Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In this position, he was the national program manager for the Superfund and RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) programs. Dr. Porter also worked for Bechtel engineering and construction organization, where he managed the environmental department, and later directed the master plan for the $30 billion Jubail Industrial City in Saudi Arabia. He has served as a vice-president of several Bechtel affiliates in the Middle East.
Dr. Porter received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. in the same field from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a registered professional engineer in California, Texas, and Virginia. In 1999, he was named a “distinguished engineering graduate” by the University of Texas at Austin.