Kevin Book

As of the end of October, the Department of Energy (DOE) had 18 applications pending for authority to export liquefied natural gas (LNG).

International demand is growing and expert studies say the LNG market will need 15 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) more in five years. Keep reading →

There hasn’t been much about climate change in the Presidential election campaign – but that’s about to change.

A federal appeals court has put climate change front-and-center in the Presidential election.
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit June 26 strongly upheld a series of Environmental Protection Agency decisions over the last three years on regulating greenhouse gases. Keep reading →

Red-state voters spend more of their disposable income on energy than those in blue states, and this election year that has them seeing, well, red.

That’s among the conclusions of an analysis of energy and presidential politics done by Kevin Book, Managing Director of Research for ClearView Energy Partners in Washington, DC. Keep reading →

Energy policy in the US has been a prominent issue leading up to the elections this fall and the topic could gain momentum along the way. Commodity price manipulation, fracking, the Keystone pipeline and environmental regulations were just a few of the topics discussed at a breakfast panel held by the American Petroleum Institute in Washington DC this morning.

Recent upward trending US oil and natural gas production is great news for the nation, but the political system is driven by negatives, said former Senator and Congressman of North Dakota, Byron Dorgan. Keep reading →

With half a dozen renewable tax breaks slated to expire in three months, witnesses told a key House committee that simply letting them all die will cause “chaos” for the energy industry.

Virtually all today’s witnesses, speaking before a joint hearing of the House Ways & Means’ subcommittees on Select Revenue Measures and Oversight, favored phasing out current technology-specific tax credits, either as part of a full tax code overhaul or replacing them with technology-neutral incentive mechanisms. Keep reading →