Energy was a major issue during the 2012 US Presidential campaign, with both candidates repeatedly touting the multiple benefits associated with increased domestic oil and natural gas output, the need for renewable energy and more. But there was virtually no coverage of the officials who advised President Obama and Governor Romney on these issues.

This exclusive Breaking Energy series delves into who these advisors are, where they came from and the nature of their relationships with the candidates. With one hailing from business and the other rapidly rising through politics, their contrasting backgrounds and way of approaching important issues provides an insider look at where Obama and Romney received advice and information on a crucial election issue.