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September 11, 2013

Hearing date set for top Interior, FERC, DOE nominees

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-09-11 11:46:44

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a hearing for next Tuesday on the nominations of Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael Connor to become deputy Interior secretary, former Colorado energy regulator Ron Binz to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and NASA Chief Financial Officer Beth Robinson to be undersecretary at the Department of Energy. [ read more … ]

New Moniz grid adviser could feel the heat on Capitol Hill and beyond

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-09-11 11:47:00

The Obama administration has found someone to fill the shoes of Lauren Azar, former Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s top adviser on greening the U.S. electric grid, who quietly left the agency Friday. Skila Harris, who served as the Tennessee Valley Authority’s first female director and as a special assistant to former Vice President Al Gore, is now serving as senior adviser for the Power Marketing Administration. Although Department of Energy officials did not offer to comment about the personnel moves in time for publication, Harris will likely be tasked with addressing bipartisan backlash on Capitol Hill over a number of the agency’s programs. [ read more … ]

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