Works in theory! Practice? That's something else
What's Congress doing in 2021 with Energy?This thread is to list what's going on and for members to discuss it. The original bills are being linked rather than articles (too often the writer has either a lack of true understanding or some motivation, by looking at the source you can draw your own conclusions).
Please keep in mind the forum rules - it's okay to discuss the bills, not okay to discuss people/party motives/agendas.
How can I reach my representative to let them know how I feel?Your congress persons can be found here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members
Who's Who at the DOE?The Department of Energy (DoE) is the organization that oversees the enactment of most energy bills. Here's a who's who for 2021:
|The current Secretary of Energy is Jennifer Granholm. She's a lawyer with an interesting past that includes:|
and two terms as Governor and afterward taught law and served on a few boards of directors for
Companies like Dow. While Governor she was very pro alternative energy.
While perhaps not well steeped in the sciences of energy, she does seem to have the skills needed to run a large entity like the DOE.
Here's a link to all the new leadership: https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-new-senior-leaders
Most seem to be lawyers, environmentalists, or biologists....they all look so young .... probably just haven't updated their photos.
Here are the ones I see that have some actual science background that stands out:
Tanya Das - Chief Of Staff, Office of Science
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Kelly Speakes-Backman most recently served as the first CEO of the Energy Storage Association, the national trade organization for the energy storage industry. Speakes-Backman has spent more than 20 years working in energy and environmental issues in the public, NGO, and private sectors. In 2019, she was honored by The Cleanie Awards as Woman of the Year. A B.S. in M.E.
She's interesting as she's worked in Energy Storage.
Shuchi Talati - Chief Of Staff, Fossil Energy at U.S. Department of Energy
B.S. in Environmental Engineering and PhD in Engineering
Jennifer Wilcox, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy
Jennifer Wilcox, Mathematics & Chemical Engineering, time with and Energy Policy.
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