CNBC: US Energy Success Hinges On Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization
Even with the recent drop in oil prices, the need for energy resources and infrastructure will continue—especially in emerging market countries. But the ability of U.S. companies to compete in these markets will be diminished if Congress fails to reauthorize a critical financing tool: the Export-Import Bank.
The Dodd-Frank Energy Train Wreck
There is an ironclad rule when it comes to energy politics: prices matter. And specifically when they spike up. Meanwhile, there is a reality in the business of energy that you can take to the bank-- energy is a volatile commodity and there are always spikes.
Oil Embargo Anniversary Is Reminder of Uncertainty in Energy Sector
As we mark the 40th anniversary of the OPEC oil embargo which prompted alarms in the United States about energy shortages, many energy commentators today are discussing whether there is a coming U.S. oil “glut.” This underscores the one certainty about the energy world over the past 40 years—and that is its uncertainty.
Making Sense of the Pipeline Debate
As a former Secretary of Energy, I can confirm what critics of U.S. energy policy often lament: our national conversation on energy has become so politicized that facts and the simple realities of a modern economy often take a back seat to the political needs of various organizations that dominate the debate in the media.
Abraham: we have at least a century or more of natural gas supplies
As the U.S. sets records for natural gas production, the specter of shortages and surging prices has been replaced by a debate over how much to sell overseas. The bounty has fueled speculation President Barack Obama is ready to expand exports.
Shale Gas Exports Will Aid US and its Allies
If there’s a bright spot in the gloomy recent history of the US economy, it is the expansion of our energy sector. A plentiful and inexpensive supply of natural gas from shale rock has led to cheaper electricity for consumers and industry, the revival of US manufacturing and greater US energy independence.
URANIUM: Former DOE head questions help for USEC
Former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham is blasting the Obama administration and Congress for supporting the embattled U.S. Enrichment Corp., known as USEC, and warned that changes in uranium supplies could damage the country's uranium mining industry.
Secretary Abraham Announces Changes to Board Affiliations
Secretary Spencer Abraham, Chairman and CEO of The Abraham Group LLC, today announced two changes in board affiliations in 2012.
The Abraham Group and Roetzel & Andress Law Firm Form New Bipartisan Government Affairs Company
Roetzel & Andress LPA, a full-service law firm with 13 offices, and the international strategic consulting firm The Abraham Group announced today that they have teamed up to start a new company that will provide a comprehensive range of government affairs and issue management services to prospective clients.
Former US energy chiefs say EIA budget cuts to increase price volatility
Three former US energy secretaries and other industry leaders urged Congress Tuesday to rethink funding cuts to the US Energy Information Administration, arguing the smaller budget could exacerbate market uncertainty and price swings.
Global Politics Likely Will Trigger Congressional Action on Energy
Despite predictions late last year that energy policy would be a back-burner issue for the 112th Congress, the perfect storm of global politics, Middle East unrest and growing U.S. demand may force lawmakers to move energy legislation this year, albeit more targeted than 2010’s sweeping carbon trading or renewable energy standards measures.
In Washington, a Renewed Interest in Diversifying Energy Sources
Diversification remains the nation’s best hope for guaranteeing a reliable and plentiful supply of energy far into the future—and the time may have finally arrived where the economics, politics and technology have aligned to compel Washington to forcefully champion a diversified energy strategy.
30-30-30 by 2030 Plan
In my recently published book, Lights Out: Ten Myths About and Real Solutions To Our Energy Crisis, I outlined a strategy for America’s power sector that could help us address our energy security and environmental challenges. I believe that with a focused effort and an aggressive federal commitment to devising constructive energy policy, we could dramatically revamp the composition of our power markets between now and 2030.
ENERGY POLICY: Middle East unrest justifies expanded domestic production -- Upton
House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton called today for expanded domestic production of conventional energy resources in the face of turmoil in the Middle East, but he left the door open slightly for passage of a "clean energy standard" (CES).
SENATE: Energy panel's Democratic staff chief highlights bipartisan opportunities
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's Democratic staff director predicted today that the panel would find opportunities for bipartisan cooperation on several fronts -- including boosting energy efficiency and creating a financing program for deploying clean energy technologies.
U.S. Should Lift Energy Production Amid Unrest, Upton Says
Political unrest in the Middle East may drive energy prices higher, and the U.S. should boost domestic energy production to limit damage to the economy, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton said.
Does the Constitution still matter?
It does in the House at least. The new Republican leadership, supported by its impressive freshman class, has adopted a rule change that would require every new bill introduced be accompanied by a statement of its constitutional authority.
Don’t Link START
We need nuclear modernization whether the treaty is ratified or not.
Upton & Abraham on Fortifying Our Energy Security
When the new Congress convenes, the central questions before it, and between Capitol Hill and the White House will be how to improve America’s economy and maintain U.S. national security. The answers to both questions are, in no small measure, the same: We need to strengthen our energy security.
Dyadic International engages The Abraham Group
Dyadic International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: DYAI), a global biotechnology company whose cutting-edge C1 platform technology addresses the needs of the multi-billion dollar biofuels market by producing...
THE HILL-Home Star builds bipartisanship, energy savings
Many Americans look with frustration at the acrimonious disputes in Congress between Democrats and Republicans, asking themselves: Can these people agree on anything?
New Nukes! A rallying cry for the 21st century
Since taking office, President Obama has consistently asserted that one of his foremost priorities is to transform America's energy landscape and move us away from high levels of carbon emissions and imported energy toward clean energy and less foreign dependence.
Smart Grid Moves on a Fast Track
The benefits of investing in the construction of a national Smart Grid, in terms of energy efficiency, green energy development and the long-term viability of the power sector, have always outweighed its costs. Still, the nation has been surprisingly slow to embrace the much-needed overhaul.
Offshore Wind Must Be Integral Part of Nation’s Energy Mix
As Congress works on the issues of carbon emissions and energy security, one of the measures that has moved to the forefront in both the House and Senate bills is a provision that would establish a national renewable energy standard (RES). If it becomes law, the RES would require power companies to generate approximately 15-20 percent (depending on the legislation’s final outcome) of their energy from renewable sources and energy efficiency by 2021.
Secretary Abraham to receive Bradley Foundation Award
Aspiring lawyers who believe the judiciary should say what the law is, not what it should be, are in a stronger position today to challenge the liberal orthodoxy that prevails in most law schools thanks to The Federalist Society. The key individuals who helped found the organization and turn into a national institution have been named as Bradley Prize winners.
Launching an Energy Tech Revolution
The Big Three automakers teeter on the edge of bankruptcy, the economy continues to slide, jobs are lost and credit remains elusive. In the midst of all the bad news, one economic number is giving people hope—the price of oil, which is around $100 cheaper than just a few months ago.
Grubb and Ellis grows with Persian Gulf building boom
Commercial real estate brokerage Grubb and Ellis is expanding its Persian Gulf projects, capitalizing on perhaps the largest boom in history.
Can the Smart Grid Save the Economy?
No one has been more involved in thinking through energy solutions this century than Spencer Abraham, former Secretary of Energy (2001-2004).
Abraham Says Action Needed On Host of Issues To Resolve Energy Shortage, Pipeline & Gas Journal
One-on-one interview with former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. Abraham provides a long-term perspective of the challenges facing America’s energy issues.
Persian Gulf Connection
Few corporate deals in recent years
have sparked as much political uproar
as the ill-fated effort in 2006
by Dubai Ports World to take over
operations at six major port facilities in the
From his perch running the Abraham Group, an international strategic consulting firm, former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham has been quietly constructing a business
fiefdom in Qatar and the larger Persian Gulf region.
Spencer Abraham Receives Prestigious United States Energy Award
Spencer Abraham, Former Secretary of the United States Department of Energy Receives Prestigious United States Energy Award.
The Abraham Group LLC Hosts Second Annual LNG Summit
Three of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting countries met today with U.S. industry and utility executives to explore future supply and demand.
Secretary Abraham Names Energy Policy the Most Daunting Challenge of 21st Century
Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham called energy policy the most daunting challenge facing America in the 21st century at a recent conference jointly sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP, a multi-practice law firm, and The Abraham Group LLC, an international strategic consulting firm founded by the Secretary.
Advisers for realty services set up in Qatar; Grubb & Ellis, Abraham Group are US Partners
DOHA - A new joint venture dubbed Grubb&Ellis/Gulf States Realty Advisors was set up here on Sunday to provide real estate services to Qatar and the Gulf region, company's representatives said.
Abraham Group Partners in New Middle East Real Estate Company
DOHA, QATAR • Daffa International Company yesterday announced the formation of Gulf States Realty Advisors, a joint venture which includes the US-based $450m Grubb and Ellis Company and the Abraham Group, an international strategic consulting firm.
Abraham Group, US real estate giants enter Qatar market
WELL-known US real estate organisation Grubb & Ellis and international strategic consulting firm The Abraham Group have announced their foray into Qatar’s real estate scenario with a strategic partnership with Daffa International Company, headed by former Qatar ambassador to the US Badar Omar al-Daffa.
Islamic Bank Raising Funds to Invest $10 Bln; Abraham Group to Advise on Energy Investments
DUBAI, (Reuters) - Dubai Islamic Bank will complete the collection of initial contributions next month for a set of Islamic funds that will invest $10 billion mainly in unlisted firms, fund officials said.
Spencer Abraham One-on-One Interview, Pension Real Estate Association Quarterly, Fall 2006
Spencer Abraham was the Secretary of Energy from January 2001 to February 2005. Prior to that, he served as a U.S. senator from Michigan for six years. Abraham is currently the Chairman and CEO of The Abraham Group, an international strategic consulting firm that uses his extensive public service experience to provide strategic advice and hands-on assistance for clients seeking opportunities or solutions in the United States and the global market. The Abraham Group has recently joined a partners
LNG Exporting Heavyweights Meet With U.S. Industry
Government officials from Nigeria, Algeria, Qatar and Egypt met with executives from about 30 U.S. companies.
The Abraham Group, LLC, Join Energy Solutions to Promote Pipeline Safety
Energy Solutions International, the Houston-based leading global supplier of oil and gas pipeline management software, and The Abraham Group, LLC, are pleased to announce that Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham will be an advisor to Energy Solutions.
Pepper Hamilton and The Abraham Group Form Strategic Alliance
Group Headed by Former U.S. Energy Secretary and Senator
Spencer Abraham Aligns with Law Firm.
Spencer Abraham Named Chairman of AREVA Inc.
AREVA announced today that former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham has accepted the appointment as Chairman of the Board of AREVA Inc.
Rentech, Inc. Engages The Abraham Group
Former US Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham to Advise on Coal-to-Liquids Initiatives
Areva Hires Abraham, Former Energy Czar, Wall Street Journal
Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham will join Areva Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the French-owned nuclear company Areva SA, as chairman of its board, the company said.
Abraham's Rechanneled Energy, Washington Post, Special Interests, Judy Sarasohn
Spencer Abraham is making good use of his experience as President Bush's first energy secretary. Along with two former top aides, he has set up the Abraham Group , an "international strategic consulting" shop.
Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Cheniere's Dear Friend, CNBC & TheStreet.com
Jim Cramer issued a "triple buy" Monday on Cheniere Energy (LNG:Amex) calling it a "pure play on cronyism" after the energy company hired The Abraham Group, former U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham's consulting firm, to help navigate the permitting process for its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities.
From The K Street Corridor, National Journal
Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham has put together a strategic consulting firm that he hopes will make a splash in advising U.S. companies on foreign business prospects and in helping overseas companies that want to invest in this country.
Abraham Opens Consulting Firm; Eyes Energy Hedge Fund, The Energy Daily
Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and several of his former Energy Department aides Thursday announced the formation of The Abraham Group LLC, a consulting firm that will focus on the international energy sector and also possibly open an "energy-dominant" hedge fund.
Abraham opens energy firm, The Hill
Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.) announced yesterday the formation of The Abraham Group, a consulting firm specializing in international energy issues.
Cheniere Energy Engages The Abraham Group
Former US Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham to Advise on LNG Transactions
Former Energy Secretary Abraham Launches International Consulting Firm
Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, who served during President George W. Bush's first four-year term, has formed an international energy consulting firm with some of his former top aides.
Former US Energy Sec Abraham Sets Up DC Consultancy, Dow Jones Newswires
Former US Energy Sec Abraham Sets Up DC Consultancy, Dow Jones Newswires
Energy battle raging in U.S., former energy czar says, The Trucker
There's an energy battle raging in the U.S., plain and simple, former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham told delegates to the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference and Exhibition on Oct. 17.
Ex-energy secretary: Costly diesel a long-term problem
Don't expect any major relief in diesel prices in the near future, a former U.S. energy secretary said Oct. 17.
The Nuclear Option: Time for policymakers to get over the China Syndrome.
NOW THAT CONGRESS HAS PASSED an energy bill with incentives for the development of more nuclear power, it remains to be seen whether this will lead to robust investment in nuclear energy and a new generation of nuclear plants. Results will depend on the response of some key players, specifically Congress, the investment markets, the environmental community, and the nuclear energy industry itself.
Day of reckoning nears for energy markets
As high oil and natural gas prices continue to take their toll on the bottom lines of households and key industrial sectors, a great deal of speculation is taking place in the business and political worlds about energy markets.