Of course, you've got to consider the source. All four of them are now involved in the energy industry whereby they will personally profit from a renewable energy transmission renaissance.
Joe Kelliher works as Executive Vice President for Federal Regulatory Affairs for NextEra Energy.
Curt Hebert is CEO of Lexicon Strategy Group, an outfit that helps the industry with their "regulatory strategies." Before that he worked for Entergy.
Pat Wood has his finger in a bunch of industry pies through his Wood3 Resources energy infrastructure development company. He also sits on the board of SunPower Corp., First Wind Holdings and Quanta Services and has close ties to the American Wind Energy Association.
James Hoecker works for industry law firm Husch Blackwell and also opened his own lobbying firm, Hoecker Energy Law, which is a registered lobbyist for WIRES - The Voice of the Electric Transmission Industry.
The value of some opinions doesn't add up to much.