AXIOS: Washington Energy Veterans Launch New Firm

 

Four Washington veterans are today launching a new energy and environmental consultancy, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The firm, called COEFFICIENT Group, brings together a rare mix of expertise that cuts across fossil fuels, climate change and, yes, the political aisle too. The group's formation is hyper relevant with the energy and environmental worlds scrambling to respond to President Trump as he unwinds most of what his predecessor did in this area.

The people behind the firm:

  • Tom Lawler, a former top adviser to Sen. Tom Carper (D., Del.)
  • Cameron Prell, a lawyer whose expertise includes clean energy and climate issues
  • Frank Fannon, most recently a top executive in the Washington office of BHP Billiton, one of the world's biggest mining and petroleum companies
  • Tom Hassenboehler, former top Republican energy adviser for the House Energy and Commerce Committee

One level deeper: The firm isn't shying away from work that includes both traditional energy and climate change. It has big goals to address issues as wide ranging as climate finance to digitization of the energy industry. It will also do more traditional government relations work.

Amy Harder