David Emery

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... August 2, 2018 Show 392 Hour 2

How does an Oglala Lakota Holy Man still change the way we see the world today?

Today we consider the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk.

You are invited to the South Dakota Hall of Fame Nicholas Black Elk Symposium today, Thursday, August 2, at tha SDPB Black Hills Studio in downton Rapid City.

David Emery, CEO of Black Hills Energy and grandson of James Emery, Miles Beacom and Brian Hagg, members of the South Dakota Hall of Fame, joined In The Moment with a preview of the event. 

Black Hills Corporation is an energy company based in Rapid City. In February, Black Hills Corp acquired Source Gas in a 1.9 billion dollar deal. The company now serves 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers in eight states, including South Dakota.

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray sat down with Chairman and CEO David Emery to talk about consolidation in the energy industry and the responsibility and challenges for companies like Black Hills Corp regarding renewable sources of energy for customers … and for the climate.