Infrastructure Permitting Expert Tom Sharp Joins Arbo

Former Federal Government official and NEPA attorney will expand services for energy transporters and traders and focus on projects enabling the energy transition. 

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Washington, D.C., August 16, 2023 - Arbo, a growth stage provider of energy software, data, and research that transforms regulatory intelligence into business intelligence, is pleased to introduce Tom Sharp as Director of Permitting Intelligence to help customers and stakeholders anticipate and navigate permitting complexities impacting America’s ability to build and operate critical energy infrastructure and to expand Arbo’s support of the energy transportation industry.

Mr. Sharp is an expert in environmental and energy law and policy who has been central to recent significant federal government permitting policy reforms as the Director for Permitting Excellence at the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC) and Deputy Director for NEPA at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Over a decade of federal experience included additional roles at CEQ as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel and a Senior Advisor for Infrastructure. Prior, Tom served as an attorney at FERC specializing in natural gas pipeline certificates and hydropower licenses. He holds a Certificate in Environmental Law from the Tulane University Law School and is an adjunct law professor at the University of Arizona. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Tom to Arbo,” said CEO and founder, Chip Moldenhauer. “He understands the critical role regulatory intelligence will play in optimizing existing and building the next generation of energy infrastructure. America and the world are making massive and imperative investments in infrastructure — that has to be built — in order to continue to provide affordable, reliable, secure energy while rapidly reducing emissions. The ability to predict project costs and schedules and adapt to changing regulatory frameworks and policies is more important than ever for the industry. Arbo provides great value in these areas to its well established and expanding customer base, and Tom will play a big role on our team.” 



Arbo (www.goarbo.comprovides software, data, research, and consulting to the energy transportation and trading industries for commercial decision analysis, infrastructure and regulatory intelligence, and to support physical transactions. Our software platforms digitize workflows, integrate market data, and structure millions of regulatory filings to better connect buyers and sellers of energy and to enable the evolution of critical infrastructure to cleaner commodities. Arbo customizable and dynamic pipeline routing and forecasting algorithms allow users to increase transaction velocity, assess competitive intelligence, identify arbitrage opportunities, accurately predict project timelines, and reduce operational risks. ArboIQ services and research deliver custom analyses and actionable viewpoints to market leading customers.


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