Alexander Karsner Sworn in as Assistant Secretary for EERE

March 23, 2006


Photo of Alexander Karsner facing Sam Bodman with one hand on a book and the other raised. Karner's wife holds the book. In the background are flags and ornate draperies.

Energy Secretary Bodman administers the oath of office for Andy Karsner with the help of Karsner's wife, Maria.
Credit: U.S. Department of Energy

Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman swore in Alexander "Andy" Karsner as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on March 23rd. Assistant Secretary Karsner was confirmed by unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate on March 16th. He previously served as managing director of Enercorp LLC, which was known for international project development, management, and financing of renewable energy infrastructure. Karsner's global energy experience has encompassed a wide range of technologies, including biomass, wind energy, and distributed generation based upon renewable technologies. His international experience includes living and working in Pakistan and Hong Kong and working throughout Asia. See the DOE press release and Karsner's testimony before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.