Michael Moore

Program Director
United States Energy Association

Mike Moore serves as a Program Director for USEA. He is also a managing partner of East-West Strategic Advisors, located in Washington, D.C. and focuses on energy assets, sovereign energy security, CO2-EOR, and domestic and international policy. In 2018 he co-founded the Energy Advance Center, which focuses on CCUS Policy, with Fred Eames of Hunton, Andrews, Kurth. He was also appointed by U.S. Energy Secretary Perry to the National Coal Council for 2018-2020 term, and is the Executive Director to the National Tribal Energy Association.

Mike was the Executive Director of The North American Carbon Capture Storage Association (NACCSA) in Washington, DC from September 2008 until April 2017, and a founding member and officer in the Texas Carbon Capture Association (TXCCSA).

Over the past 30 years Mike has been directly involved in (domestic and international):  carbon monetization projects and related asset development, CO2-EOR, low carbon projects, CO2 storage, policy & regulatory issues,and natural gas storage development utilizing depleted oil and gas reservoirs; the commercialization of gas storage capacity, interconnection agreements, permitting, land use, gas storage contracts, financing etc.; transacted with utilities, industrials, pipelines, producers and financial house; spent considerable time on policy and regulatory issues Federal and state; and he worked in and developed opportunities in the deregulated telecom, electricity and natural gas markets. 

His additional experience includes: a founding shareholder in several telecom/dotcom/electronic trading platforms which included management/operations, money raising and client development; partner and producing broker in deregulated power, data and consulting; crude oil market broker facilitating transactions in the physical and financial markets.

In 2015, he was awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by HM King Harald V with the rank of Knight 1st Class and officer of the Order. His work related to CCUS/CCS, energy infrastructure, markets, and energy security were some of the positive attributes for Norway that contributed to the award, as well as involvement in Norway’s recognition of the sovereignty of the Navajo Nation.