Dr. Scott W. Tinker’s passion is education. He strives to reach those on all sides of the often entrenched energy conversation and believes that bridging ideological divides in the energy debate is the key to progress toward a sustainable future. Policy must reflect the scientific and economic reality of the world in which we live. Dr. Tinker is creating a platform to start a new conversation about energy and the world our grandchildren will inherit. He does this by building bridges between academia, industry, government, and the public. Dr. Tinker weaves energy, environment, and the economy into his work. He envisions a challenging, but positive, global future. He defines energy security as energy supply that is Available, Affordable, Reliable, and Environmentally Sustainable. This understanding must drive policy decisions. Efficiency and source diversity, which varies by geopolitical region, are the overriding elements of long term security. Ultimately, energy security requires a reasoned balance among energy source, the environment, economic factors, and sound policy.