Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Carlyle Snags Two Spots on National Council on Energy Policy

The Carlyle Group, a politically connected private equity underwriter (PEU), occupies two slots on the National Council on Energy Policy. Their two members are:

Robert E. Grady: Managing Partner, Carlyle Venture Partners, The Carlyle Group and former Executive Associate Director of the OMB

R. James Woolsey: Senior Executive Adviser, Booz Allen, Hamilton; former Director of Central Intelligence
Carlyle purchased Booz, Allen, Hamilton in June 2008. Energy policy has a history of driving military and economic tampering throughout the world. The Carlyle Group is uniquely qualified and connected to lever government assistance. Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein regularly chats and dines with high level Obama staffers. Another co-founder, William Conway hates a level playing field. What can they do to get Carlyle affiliates and joint venture partner Riverstone Holdings companies a bigger piece of the global energy pie? My guess is plenty.