Spencer Dulal-Whiteway is passionate about improving the world, especially through political actions and positive change within the oil and energy sectors. His interest in politics stems from a very young age; he was born into a family of politicians in Trinidad and grew up inspired by their honesty, capability, and immense responsibilities. His stepfather in particular was heavily involved in national politics at a senior government level, and Spencer was exposed to many brilliant political and legal minds in his own home (he fondly recalls reading newspapers with his family as early as age three). These formative years, as well as his innate curiosity and sense of social responsibility to improve the lives of his fellow citizens, guided Spencer toward his eventual career.
As Spencer grew more interested in improving the state of his surroundings, he focused on a main factor that’s more relevant now than ever: energy production and consumption. Other than its obvious prominence in today’s media, particularly within the controversial concept of fracking, energy stood out to Spencer Dulal-Whiteway because he was born in an oil- and natural gas-producing nation. He has witnessed his home country under the direction of his own stepfather, the former Minister of Energy, boost efforts on a rewarding change in the energy industry: natural gas production.
Spencer Dulal-Whiteway’s unique views on the oil and energy industries are shaped by ideals and tempered by reality. He understands that these industries directly impact the global economy and that certain practices, such as over-drilling for oil and fracking, need to be addressed. However, he understands that fossil fuels offer a variety of benefits, from power conversion ratios to flexibility in use and, perhaps most important, its current ubiquity as a source in our society. It will always be the go-to for certain applications, such as aviation or rocket fuel, but Spencer believes and works towards a “sweet spot” in production versus conservation.
“The sweet spot is a high price which provides maximum profit per barrel, such that a smaller daily global supply provides equivalent economic gain for oil-producing countries as higher production at lower prices,” Spencer Dulal-Whiteway explains. His hope is that this method could limit usage by both consumers and producers to necessity only, and that it would endear more people to the concept of recycling because the price of new production would be increased.
Spencer Dulal-Whiteway has spent many years as an efficiency expert, particularly within Innovative Transit Solutions, a company that offers smarter solutions for commuters in New York City and decreases environmental pollutants and congestion in the process. He also has years of experience in managing the operations and power production arm of W.C. Roese and Company. As he moves forward in his career, he hopes to continue creating and implementing smarter, safer, and more environmentally friendly power solutions. And as governmental offices are increasingly populated by millennials, he hopes that new leaders can legislate these changes and lead the way to a cleaner, brighter future.