Kevin Book heads the research team at Washington, D.C.-based ClearView Energy Partners, LLC, an independent firm providing U.S.and international energy policy insights to institutional investors and corporate strategists. The firm’s data-backed and transparent research process marries economic forecasting with policy analysis to look ahead at the events and decisions that shape supply, demand, and price. Mr. Book’s research focuses on macro trends in oil, natural gas, coal, and biofuels. He appears frequently in print and broadcast media and actively contributes to public and private policy forums in Washington and around the world. He has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. He has also presented to the boards and senior management teams of oil, natural gas, power, mining, and industrial companies and to numerous energy industry trade associations. In 2012, he was appointed by the U.S. secretary of energy to the National Petroleum Council, a federally chartered and privately funded advisory committee to the Department of Energy. Mr. Book worked previously as senior vice president of energy policy, oil, and alternative energy research at FBR Capital Markets Corporation. His prior employment history also includes roles at the Motley Fool, Andersen Consulting, and the Advisory Board Company. 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.