#017-How The Election Results Will Impact The Energy Sector with Brad Ayers
In today’s episode, Tom and Phil are joined by Brad Ayers, Senior Director of Government Affairs. They discuss energy policy and how Brad makes projections on policy in the energy sector. Brad covers current topics that could affect oil and gas, such as the Green New Deal and the Keystone XL pipeline. He also discusses why he is “a glass half-full” type of guy when it comes to the new administration.
1:41 How Brad got into policy
3:53 The sources Brad uses to make policy projections
7:49 Energy in politics
9:25 The influence of the political parties on the energy sector
10:26 How the new administration could affect energy
12:14 Changes in oil and gas with the new administration
14:48 Federal lease bans and the impact it will have on businesses
16:52 The timeframe for a new energy bill
20:27 Brad’s optimism with energy and the new administration
22:33 Status of the Keystone XL pipeline
About Brad Ayers:
Brad Ayers brings more than 20 years of experience in energy, trade, and infrastructure policy experience to his role as a consultant. He began his career in the Office of the US Senate Majority Leader and spent eight years as a senior congressional staff member before representing and working for multinational corporations, research institutions, municipalities and nonprofits at both the state and federal level. He served as the primary state lobbyist for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline from 2014-2018.
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