Dr. John N. O’Brien Appointed to New Florida Energy Commission

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Dr. John N. O’Brien, President and CEO of Vista Energy Group, Inc. has been appointed to the nine-member Florida Energy Commission. The Commission will be charged with making recommendations to the legislature to establish a state energy policy based on principles of reliability, efficiency, affordability and diversity.

As we move forward, we are going to face some changeling policy decisions concerning the development of an adequate and reliable energy supply and combine that with a sensible approach that will protect the environment. There is no single silver bullet solution. This will require a comprehensive examination of new types of energy sources and technologies comprising a mosaic of solutions

Dr. John N. O’Brien, President and CEO of Vista Energy Group, Inc. (http://www.vistaenergygroup.com) has been appointed to the nine-member Florida Energy Commission. The Commission will be charged with making recommendations to the legislature to establish a state energy policy based on principles of reliability, efficiency, affordability and diversity. Each of the members appointed is noted as an expert in relevant fields, including energy, natural-resource conservation, economics, and engineering. In May of 2006 the Florida Legislature enacted a comprehensive energy bill, which among other things established the Florida Energy Commission.

“As we move forward, we are going to face some changeling policy decisions concerning the development of an adequate and reliable energy supply and combine that with a sensible approach that will protect the environment. There is no single silver bullet solution. This will require a comprehensive examination of new types of energy sources and technologies comprising a mosaic of solutions,” said O’Brien.

Dr. O’Brien has expertise in restructuring and functioning of the electric and natural gas markets and infrastructure in the United States and Canada, investment banking and analysis in the energy sector; founding and building energy businesses, clean-coal technologies; generation plant siting, permitting and project finance, mergers and acquisitions, mineral-rights and royalty issues and energy-management and accounting systems.

Dr. O’Brien has 30 years of experience in the energy business. He is president and CEO of Vista Energy Group. Before joining Vista Energy, he served as president of Global Change Associates, principal at Skipping Stone, Inc., founder, president and CEO of Wheeled Electric Power Company, All Power Corporation, and Direct Gas Supply Corporation and served as full scientist in the Department of Nuclear Energy at the United States Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Vista Energy Group Inc. is an independent energy consulting organization committed to delivering timely information, market insight, and knowledge to its clients. As energy markets continue to evolve rapidly, Vista strategically serves its clients in various roles including advisors, facilitators, researchers, analysts and trainers.

Contact: Anna Bumbera, Vista Energy Group - Administrator

516-992-2133

http://www.vistaenergygroup.com

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