Aubrey McClendon, the CEO of Chesapeake Energy, is a visionary leader who recognized many years ago that the United States has a tremendous store of methane and other flammable gases in shale formations like the Barnett Shale. He took that knowledge and applied it to building one of the fastest growing energy companies in the United States, a company that is now one of the largest independent natural gas producers in the country. Not only did he recognize that the resource existed, he worked hard to build up the human and technology base needed to exploit that resource.
In many ways, he has a lot in common with people like Mike Wallace of Constellation Energy a man who is doing the same kind of work in striving to make Unistar Nuclear succeed as an energy company with a fleet of identical nuclear power plants. One thing that sets Aubrey McClendon apart from nuclear advocates, however, is his recognition that successful energy industries must market their product. Maybe someday soon, we will see nuclear industry leaders making videos that explain how nuclear generation plants make CNG cheaper and more readily available for vehicles by replacing the need to burn natural gas in electric power plants.