Kevin Book: ‘There’s an energy-hungry world out there growing fast’


August 27, 2012 - Kevin Brook of Clearview Energy Partners at Washington Post Live's Energy & the Election breakfast forum at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. (Donald Lynd)

KEVIN BOOK

Clearview Energy Partners

There’s an energy-hungry world out there growing fast, while the United States is suddenly resplendent with resources to sell it.

That’s a big adjustment politically for a lot of folks. It raises a lot of the regulatory questions that you heard about the environmental questions that surround production.

That export question is probably going to be one of the big challenges for the political debate.

Voters want energy to be cheap and reliable. They also want it to be clean. Nobody likes dirty air, sick kids; nobody’s in favor of that.

You have to sort of reach to find where the differences are on most things.

Even after starting out without much love for oil and gas, the Obama administration had to face up to the fact that the American people want to have abundant and cheap oil and gas.

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