Anti-energy groups are spending millions of dollars, galvanizing their followers and often winning the battle of public opinion.

But HBW Resources Managing Partner David Holt challenged the pro-energy groups to speak up and take back the court of public opinion during his 50-minute talk at the Summer NAPE Business Conference on Aug. 15. Holt’s firm provides energy companies with counsel and guidance on governmental and energy industry initiatives.

“Put them on their back feet,” he said. “They don’t have a solution to meeting our energy needs.”