U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
DOE Launches New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee
November 12, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the establishment of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (ERAC). ERAC is a federal advisory committee whose members will report directly to the Secretary of Energy with advice on the portfolio of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The 19 members selected have experience in a variety of sectors and will bring a range of technical expertise and perspectives to the committee.
"We are fortunate to have such knowledgeable people volunteering their time and efforts to the Department's clean energy endeavors," said Secretary Chu. "They will be contributing their expertise and experience to help address the energy challenges faced by our nation."
ERAC will periodically review EERE's portfolio and provide advice to the Secretary of Energy on a variety of areas, including: completion of long-range plans, priorities and strategies; program funding; and any issues of specific concern expressed by the Secretary of Energy or the Assistant Secretary for EERE. ERAC is expected to meet twice a year; the meetings will be open to the public. The Committee is being established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). DOE also expects to organize various subcommittees under ERAC. For more information on ERAC members visit the EERE Advisory Committee Web Site.
Below are the selected members of the ERAC:
||Kyocera Professor of Ceramics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
||Senior Vice President, Research & Development, General Electric Company (Retired)
||General Partner, Technology Partners
||Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
||CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation
||Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University
||CEO, Joint BioEnergy Institute and Professor, University of California, Berkeley
||The Malcolm Gillis University Professor, Rice University
||Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
||Japan Steel Industry Professor, Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, and faculty co-chair and founding Director of the Industrial Performance Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
||Operating Partner, Element LLC
||Partner, U.S. Venture Partners
||Partner, 5 Lakes Energy LLC
||Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences Emeritus, Senior Fellow Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies, Stanford University; and Director Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
||Distinguished Scientist Emeritus, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
||Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation
||President and Manager of Reservoir Engineering Services, GeothermEx, Inc.
||General Manager, Honeywell/AlliedSignal (Retired)
||Vice President, Portfolio Strategy & Business Development, Xcel Energy