By Jim Snyder - 04/03/09 02:56 PM EDT
Chase Hutto, who advised Vice President Dick Cheney on energy policy; Kevin Kolevar, former assistant Energy secretary for electricity delivery and energy reliability; and Kevin Book, a former analyst at FBR Capital Markets, will open ClearView Energy Partners LLC next week.
Book, a frequent witness before energy committees on Capitol Hill, said the firm is targeting not only Wall Street investors but also companies that are involved in the energy sector.
“We’re targeting people who have big bets on energy,” Book said.
He said Washington’s importance to the business community has grown as it takes a larger role in the economy through the massive stimulus bill and efforts to rescue the financial services and automobile sectors.
“Now D.C. is seen as a way to be successful,” Book said.