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Watch Live: 'Energy in the Presidential Debates'

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 18, 2012




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With all eyes on the upcoming election, join API President and CEO, Jack Gerard, today for a look at what role energy issues should play in the presidential debates.

Frank Sesno and Mr. Gerard will kick off the event with a fact-driven conversation, followed by an expert roundtable discussion moderated by Dr. Charles Ebinger, senior fellow and director of the Energy Security Initiative, Brookings Institution and featuring:

  • Kyle Isakower, vice president of regulatory and economic policy, API
  • Dr. Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
  • Kevin Smith, CEO, SolarReserve
  • Frank Verrasto, senior vice president and director of the Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

We encourage you to weigh in on the discussion in the comments below.


Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.