CFTC names Chilton head of energy committee

He replaces fellow commissioner Walter Lukken, who has headed the committee since its establishment in February 2008. Lukken was also acting chairman of the regulator until he stepped down in January. Acting chairman Michael Dunn said Chilton and the committee would be investigating the role of speculation in driving energy prices and the regulation of carbon futures.

The CFTC set up the committee, which consists of 25 representatives of major investment banks, energy producers and consumers

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