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The Future State: Part 1

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Senior Partner, Head East Coast Energy & Utilities, West Monroe

Paul A. DeCotis is senior partner and east coast lead for West Monroe's Energy & Utilities practice, based in New York City. He leads the firm’s executive advisory and regulatory offerings...

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The Future State: Part I. For years and across multiple generations, humans have tried to predict the future. Some of the innovations and ways of life imagined then are now a routine part of life. Yet, they started out as prophesies of what could be imagined as possible someday. Humans had some wild predictions that are now commonplace. “The Jetsons” animated television series of 1962-63, for example, foresaw several innovations that overtime came to be realized and are now common. Star Trek and other popular shows and books continued the trend of imagining the future. In the energy industry today’s politicians and business leaders are reimaging the energy sector – where energy comes from, how it is delivered and used, how it is paid for, and how it can continue to be provided safely and reliably as a public good.

DeCotis, Paul A. (December 2021). “The future State: Part I.” Climate and Energy Journal. 38/5, ©2021 Wiley Periodicals, LLC. a Wiley company.


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