Thomas Pyle is President of the Institute for Energy Research and its advocacy arm, the American Energy Alliance.
Before joining IER/AEA, Pyle founded Pyle Consulting, Inc., a lobbying and public affairs consulting firm. Before that, Pyle served as vice president of the Rhoads Group in Washington, DC.
As a lobbyist, Pyle lobbied on behalf of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers precursor, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, and for Koch Industries.
He began his career as a congressional staffer, eventually serving as Policy Analyst for then-House Majority Whip Tom Delay.
Pyle has made many critical public comments about electric vehicles, such as this response to then Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention:
As for making cars that Americans want to buy, auto manufacturers have been forced to suspend production of electric vehicles that are neither affordable nor efficient for the overwhelming majority of consumers who commute for workPyle amplified an attack piece on Elon Musk in Reason recently.