As a run-up to the State of the Union, join RealClearPolitics for a discussion on ways that energy policy solutions can stimulate economic growth and facilitate job creation - all while protecting the environment.
Carl M. Cannon
Carl M. Cannon is the Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics. Carl is a past recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting and the Aldo Beckman Award, the two most prestigious awards for White House coverage. Previous positions include Executive Editor of PoliticsDaily.com, DC Bureau Chief for Reader's Digest and White House correspondent for both the Baltimore Sun and National Journal. He was a 2007 fellow-in-residence at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, a past president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, and is a published author.
Ross E. Eisenberg is vice president of energy and resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers, the largest industrial trade organization in the United States, representing over 13,000 small, medium and large manufacturers in all 50 states. Ross oversees the NAM’s energy and environmental policy work, and has expertise on issues ranging from energy production and use to air and water quality, climate change, energy efficiency and environmental regulation. He is a key voice for manufacturing on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies and across all forms of media.
Dan Kish is a senior vice president for policy at the Institute for Energy Research (IER).
Kish has more than 25 years of experience on congressional committees focused principally upon natural resource and energy policies. His service includes the principal resource committees in the House and Senate, including six years as chief of staff for the Republicans on the House Resources Committee and four years on the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee staff.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was sworn into the United States Senate on November 15, 2010 to fill the seat left vacant by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd. For Senator Manchin, serving as West Virginia’s Senator is truly an honor and a privilege.
Peter Ogden is a Senior Fellow and the Director of International Energy and Climate Policy at American Progress. From 2012–2013, he served on the White House National Security Staff as director for climate change and environmental policy. Prior to that, he served on the White House Domestic Policy Council as senior director for energy and climate change and at the State Department as chief of staff to the special envoy for climate change. Before joining the Obama administration in 2009, he was Chief of Staff of the Center for American Progress, where he also worked on energy, climate, and foreign policy issues.
William Yeatman is an energy policy analyst on the energy and global warming team at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Prior to joining CEI, William was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic, where he taught entrepreneurship and small business management to rural women. Before that, he ran a homeless shelter in Denver, Colorado.