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January 10, 2013

Wyden names senior energy committee staff for 113th Congress

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-01-10 11:56:17

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the incoming chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced his senior committee staff, which includes nearly a dozen new faces.
Joining the committee this year will be Joshua Sheinkman, Michele Miranda, Isaiah Akin, Drew Johnston, Dave Berick, Peter Gartrell and Keith Chu, who all come from Wyden’s personal office. The committee also welcomes Todd Wooten, Dan Adamson, Meghan Conklin, Cisco Minthorn and Samantha Offerdahl, each of whom comes from other committees, member offices or advocacy groups. [ read more … ]

Calif. billionaire might be the next big name in U.S. energy politics

Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-01-10 11:56:33

Billionaire Tom Steyer isn’t well-known outside California, but plenty of people believe that’s about to change. He’s seen here as a likely star in energy politics.
Steyer, 55, is a self-made mogul who made a bundle as a hedge fund manager. He’s also a philanthropist, environmentalist and father of four who says the country needs a clean energy revolution. He’s spent part of his wealth working toward that aim.
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