Hot Air Podcast: June 2018

American University Washington College of Law Professor Bill Snape, Hot Air Podcast Producer
Senior Counsel, Center for Biological Diversity; Environmental Law Fellow, American University Washington College of Law


Kevin Book
Managing Director, Research, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC
Kevin Book projects and interprets macroeconomic and political catalysts that can impact energy sector supply and demand fundamentals. Mr. Book's research marries policy analysis with economic with economic forecasting to provide clients with answers to two questions: "what's next?" and "what will it mean?" Focus areas include: alternative and renewable energy economics, climate surcharges for fossil fuels, clean energy financing, and oil price forecasts. Mr. Book appears frequently within print and broadcast media, contributes to policy forums convened by government and private organizations, and has delivered testimony before U.S. House and Senate Committees. Prior to joining, ClearView, Mr. Book worked as a senior energy analyst for a national investment bank. He holds an M.A. in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a B.A. in economics from Tufts University.

Jean Chemnick
Reporter, Environment & Energy Publishing
Jean Chemnick covers the policy and politics of climate change for Environment & Energy Publishing. She tracks congressional legislation, agency rulemakings, public opinion, and international policy developments for three publications: E&E Daily, Greenwire, and E&EPM. Before coming to E&E, Chemnick did stints at Platts, Politico, and CQ covering a variety of topics including Congress and influence and lobbying.

Toby S. Short
Private Energy Lawyer
Toby S. Short is private energy consultant.  He was formerly Director of Federal Governmental Affairs for Duke Energy Company in Washington, D.C. Before joining Duke Energy, Mr. Short worked on energy and environmental issues for more than a decade in the United States Senate for Senator Fritz Hollings from South Carolina and Senator Byron Dorgan from North Dakota. Additionally, he served as a Policy Advisor on energy and environmental issues for Governor Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana. A native of South Carolina, he is a graduate of Newberry College with a B.A. in History and Political Science and received his J.D. from George Mason School of Law.

Tyson Slocum
Director, Public Citizen's Energy Program
Tyson Theron Slocum joined Public Citizen's Energy Program in 2000 and is Director, promoting decentralized, sustainable energy, and providing affordable clean energy solutions for working families. Tyson covers the regulation of electricity, natural gas, and petroleum markets, including commodity futures and FERC-jurisdictional matters to promote stronger transparency measures. Tyson was appointed to serve on the CFTC's newly created Energy & Environmental Markets Advisory Committee. Tyson also covers federal legislative efforts to address climate change, particularly the impact such programs will have on the ability to moderate- and low-income households to afford access to sustainable energy. Tyson has expertise on federal subsidies for the energy sector, and promotes refocusing such incentives away from the nuclear, oil, and coal industries towards efficiency, renewable energy, and mass transit. Tyson is the author of numerous reports on these subjects presenting his findings in testimony before the U.S. Congress. He appears regularly in radio, print, and television media, including guest appearances on The Colbert Report. Prior to Public Citizen, Tyson was a policy analyst at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and grew up in Newport, Rhode Island.

Heather Coleman

Adrienne Hollis