March 17, 2014

MONIZ ANNOUNCES NEW 19-MEMBER ADVISORY BOARD

By ExchangeMonitor

Todd Jacobson
GHG Monitor
8/30/13

New Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is reconstituting the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, expanding a panel that was resurrected under predecessor Steven Chu. The 19-member panel, an increase from the 12-member advisory board under Chu, will be chaired by former SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Director Persis Drell and former Under Secretary of Energy John Deutch, and is expected to meet quarterly, and “other times as needed,” the Department of Energy said earlier this week.

Four standing subcommittees will focus on DOE’s four major mission areas: science, energy, nuclear security and environmental stewardship. Ad hoc task forces also may be created in specific areas. The advisory board is scheduled to hold its first open meeting Sept. 13 at DOE headquarters. The Board includes three holdovers from its 2012 makeup: Deutch, United Technologies Corporation Senior Vice President for Science and Technology Mike McQuade and HIS Cambridge Energy Research Associates Founder Daniel Yergin. The rest of the members are:

  • Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke;
  • Georgia Tech Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Rafael Bras;
  • UCLA Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale;
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson;
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Physicist Deborah Jin;
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation President and MIT Professor of Economics, Emeritus Paul Joskow;
  • Former Under Secretary of Energy for Science Steve Koonin;
  • Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Richard Meserve;
  • Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Cherry Murray;
  • Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta;
  • Former Assistant Secretary for Energy Dan Reicher;
  • North Bridge Venture Partners General Partner Carmichael Roberts;
  • Monsanto Company Renewables and Sustainability Technology Lead Martha Schlicher;
  • Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft; and
  • ConocoPhillips Chief Technology Officer Ram Shenoy.
March 17, 2014

MONIZ ANNOUNCES NEW 19-MEMBER ADVISORY BOARD

By ExchangeMonitor

New Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is reconstituting the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, expanding a panel that was resurrected under former Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The 19-member panel, an increase from the 12-member panel under Chu, will be chaired by former SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Director Persis Drell and former Under Secretary of Energy John Deutch, and is expected to meet quarterly, and “other times as needed,” the Department of Energy said yesterday. Four standing subcommittees will focus on DOE’s four major mission areas: science, energy, nuclear security, and environmental stewardship. Ad hoc task forces also may be created in specific areas. “These individuals represent some of the best and brightest in their respective fields and it is a great privilege that they have agreed to offer their expertise to the Energy Department,” Moniz said in a statement. “Having a diverse set of voices around the table will ensure that the Department has a strategic approach to the nation’s energy, science, nuclear security, and environmental stewardship future.”

The Board includes three holdovers from its 2012 makeup: Deutch, United Technologies Corporation Senior Vice President for Science and Technology Mike McQuade, and HIS Cambridge Energy Research Associates Founder Daniel Yergin. The rest of the members are:
  • Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke;
  • Georgia Tech Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Rafael Bras;
  • UCLA Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale;
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson;
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Physicist Deborah Jin;
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation President and MIT Professor of Economics, Emeritus Paul Joskow;
  • Former Under Secretary of Energy for Science Steve Koonin;
  • Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Richard Meserve;
  • Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Cherry Murray;
  • Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta;
  • Former Assistant Secretary for Energy Dan Reicher;
  • North Bridge Venture Partners General Partner Carmichael Roberts;
  • Monsanto Company Renewables and Sustainability Technology Lead Martha Schlicher;
  • Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft; and
  • ConocoPhillips Chief Technology Officer Ram Shenoy.