S. Wil VanLoh of Quantum Energy Partners is (figuratively, at least) the guy jumping up and down in the middle of Wall Street, waving his arms and shouting, “you’re going the wrong way!”

“I tell investors this all the time,” said VanLoh at Hart Energy’s inaugural Energy Transition Capital conference on Oct. 19. “If you really care about climate change, you should be doubling down on investment in North American oil and gas companies. You shouldn’t be divesting of them, you should be investing in them.”

VanLoh, CEO and founder of the private equity firm, conceded that most investors are backward-looking, focusing more on the lack of capital discipline of recent years than what is happening now.

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