Keystone Energy Board Member, MIT Energy Initiative
RPSEA Strategic Advisory Board Member
Thompson Coburn LLP
Senior Advisor, 2019-Present
Kyle works with clients to build relationships with legislators, regulators, and policy makers on Capitol Hill to achieve legislative, regulatory, investment, and project development goals in the energy, environmental, natural resources, and foreign policy sectors. A problem-solving advocate, he seeks creative solutions to connect public policy and business realities.
With experience in the corporate world; federal, state, and local government; and private practice, Kyle offers his clients insight from various vantage points and understands the challenges each sector faces. He instinctively finds solutions to legal problems while also advancing business objectives.
As Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Kyle developed and oversaw domestic and international energy policy. As Associate Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy, he was responsible for the energy R&D programs related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural gas, oil and coal, and nuclear energy. He has been involved in major environmental initiatives, such as minimizing the environmental impact of natural gas and oil production, raising the efficiency of refrigerators and other appliances made in the United States, and spearheading the effort to lift the ban on the export of crude oil produced from the Alaska North Slope. He also worked to secure royalty relief for production of natural gas and oil from the Outer Continental Shelf and to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to pay for its repair and maintenance.
Kyle is working now with clients to implement workable incentives for carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS); develop environmentally superior energy projects that include natural gas production, transportation, liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities, and climate friendly electric power generating systems; manage the implementation of regulations that would be detrimental to clients' businesses; and, create and deploy new energy technologies and add value to natural gas reserves.
"New Incentives for CCS, 45Q Tax Credit-Will it Deliver as Promised?";
New Technologies & Economics for Carbon Capture/Sequestration Conference, Energy Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, March 2019
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