Who is the Energy Innovator Who Helped Inject $4.2 Billion into Ontario Construction, Putting Many Ontarians to Work While Generating Serious Environmental Issues?
- His grandfather was a goat herder in Greece. His father ran a shoeshine and pressing shop in Texas.
- Very late in his life he produced an energy innovation that reshaped the North American energy industry
- His innovation has reshaped global geopolitics and the global economy
- He's also responsible for helping inject at least $4 Billion into Ontario Construction in the next few months.
Note: This Post is part of our "Sustainability Innovation for Ontario" and "Unconventional Oil and Gas" series. We’re strategic environmental assessment practitioners and we're keen on sustainability innovation in Ontario, so we believe in the importance of accurately understanding the impacts of change, harnessing change appropriately, and acknowledging and addressing negative impacts. We recognize that there are potential positive and negative impacts to the changes in natural gas infrastructure and use across Ontario. To really “get gas” you need to look closely at the benefits, trade-offs and potential negative impacts. You can keep track of recent developments at our Natural Gas Innovation for Ontario on our LinkedIn Group.
Meet George Mitchell
Most people have never heard of George Phydias Paraskevopoulos - better known as George Mitchell, the Greek-American businessman, real estate developer and philanthropist from Texas. Certainly, most people in Ontario have never heard of him, but everyday he touches our lives.