A refreshing interview with a knowledgable energy professional who has made it his life’s mission to bring new energy solutions to our world. Joel Garbon is a friend of mine whom I first met at a conference in 2013. I know very few people who are as committed to a better future as Joel. We discussed conventional and non-conventional energy breakthroughs that we might expect in the future. Toward the end of our conversation we began touching on some of the institutional obstacles that are standing in the way, something we continued in greater depth during the second segment of our talk.