Keystone Energy Board Member, MIT Energy Initiative
RPSEA Strategic Advisory Board Member
Thompson Coburn LLP
Senior Advisor, 2019-Present
Kyle counsels clients on government relations, issue advocacy, project development and permit approval, compliance, and crisis response.
He works with clients to build relationships with legislators, regulators, and policy makers on Capitol Hill to achieve legislative, regulatory, and project development goals in the energy, environmental, natural resources, and foreign policy sectors.
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, minimizing the environmental impact of natural gas and oil production, such as 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 sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to pay for its repair and maintenance.
In recent years, Kyle has worked with companies to develop liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities, manage implementation of regulations that would be detrimental to clients' businesses, and create new energy technologies. In the wake of accidents, Kyle helps clients create programs to improve safety and to protect the environment.
Kyle is recognized in Washington and throughout the energy industry for his credibility, creativity, responsiveness, and thoroughness. A problem-solving advocate, he seeks creative solutions to connect public policy and business realities.
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