Director of International Public Policy and Advocacy
Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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Robert Grant presently oversees energy as well as international government relations for Mitsubishi Corporation, from its Washington office. For the past decade, Robert has served as a policy-maker, political adviser and diplomat for both the British and American Governments, and as a consultant to think tanks and corporations. Most recently he advised the US State Department's Energy and Resources Bureau on strategy, outreach and communications. Immediately prior to that, he served as the UK Government’s chief representative on energy issues, at the British Embassy in Washington. During his time at the Embassy, Robert represented national and commercial interests to the US administration and Congress on international and domestic energy and environment policy. Before coming to Washington, Robert held various policy positions at the UK Environment Ministry, including as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister of State. Having worked at the center of US, European and global energy policy, Robert brings a sophisticated understanding of the intersection of international energy markets, environmental regulations and geo-politics. Robert received his undergraduate degree from the University of York, and a Master’s degree in Political Theory and Government from London School of Economics and Political Science.
Recent Posts by Robert Grant
- Fugitive Emissions and the Future of Gas
- Border Adjustment Tax: Will Consumers Pay At The Pump?
- Drilling in the Arctic
- Should U.S. Energy Policy Aim For “Stability” Or “Leverage” In Global Energy Markets?
Recent Comments by Robert Grant
- "Senator Barrasso should be commended for this sensible, bipartisan proposal. Carbon capture, utilization, and storage continues to need government sup"
USE IT Act: Reducing Emissions Through Carbon Use Innovation, Not Regulation
- "Chairman Upton,
Many thanks for taking the time to instigate this discussion on OEP and indeed for introducing your important legislation.
It is a l"
Energy Security Must Be High On The Agenda
- "It's not surprising that in the present budgetary and political environment, and with hugely increased national oil and gas reserves, that the SPR is "
Should We Use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a Revenue Stream?
- "Many thanks to Senator Murkowski for beginning this important discussion on OEP, and indeed for initiating the national conversation on energy exports"
End the Crude Oil Export Ban
- "Unfortunately I couldn't make the BPC event, but I wonder if one of the main conclusions was that it is helpful to make a distinction between a. deepw"
The New Geopolitics of Petroleum and Natural Gas: How Will the Tight Oil Boom Affect the Prospects for Arctic and Ultra-Deepwater Oil Development?
- "Elias -- thanks indeed for your thoughts. Your comments regarding the differences between gas markets -- less integrated, more regional, more likely t"
Should U.S. Energy Policy Aim For “Stability” Or “Leverage” In Global Energy Markets?
- "I agree that David Manning makes an excellent case for what is ultimately just another pipeline, albeit one that will have the most exacting environme"
The Keystone Pipeline Controversy: What’s Really At Stake?
- "Thanks for the opportunity to comment on a subject that I'm sure a number of others will have interesting views.
I suspect that to begin to do this"
A Look at the New Energy Leaders