You could say Rob Threkeld's path to managing GM's global renewable energy strategy began with a love for pancakes.
When Rob Threlkeld was in second grade, he learned that acid rain affected the production of maple syrup.
As a kid without a fully developed worldview, this stuck with Rob because he loved pancakes.
Years later, he’s one of the few within General Motors who knew exactly what he wanted to do from a young age.
“That discussion about the impact on something simple like a breakfast topping really impacted me as a young kid,” said Rob. “It blossomed into something more when Mrs. O’Neal taught us about global warming in the 5thgrade.”
Is it solar? Wind? Landfill gas? A combination of all three?
What can companies and other influencers do to promote the use of renewable energy?
These were just some of the topics discussed during the recent Energy Thought Summit held in Austin, Tex. The conference brings together some of the world’s thought leaders for two days to debate the state and future of energy.