LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews renewable energy expert Doug Faulkner on his views regarding the current state and future of sustainable energy programs and clean water initiatives. Doug has 30 years experience as a senior federal government sustainability expert who is now active in the private sector. Doug defines sustainability as improving humankind’s quality of life through efficient use of the earth’s resources. Doug notes that we are in the early stage of an historic shift in the state of our environment. He notes that sustainability requires changes at the individual level, in the market place, in trade and takes advantage of developments in science and technology. Doug comments on the Paris Accord and gives his views on the future of sustainable energy programs under the Trump administration. When asked for his view on the requirements for a good leader, Doug lists deep knowledge of one’s field, adaptability, good communication, a good listener, emotional intelligence and strength of character. This is a very timely interview on a subject of great interest to many of our listeners.