R Street names new director of energy policy
The R Street Institute announced Monday it hired Travis Kavulla as director of energy and environmental policy,
Kavulia is currently vice president of the Montana Public Service Commission, to which he was first elected in 2010. He was also a former president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Kavulla, R Street notes, has been an advocate for competition in electricity markets, and has been outspoken against the Trump administration’s plan to subsidize failing coal and nuclear plants.
“I am excited to lead the R Street team through what has become an increasingly complex, highly regulated energy policy landscape,” Kavulia said. “It is essential that the conservative movement field people who actually understand the detail of energy regulation. In this respect, I cannot have asked for a better home than this organization.”
He starts work in January, and will be based in Washington D.C.