The US Department of Energy has set up an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee.
Members of the ERAC will report directly to the Secretary of Energy Steven Chu with advice on the portfolio of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy . 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 endeavours,” said Mr Chu this week. “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 Mr Chu on priorities and strategies and programme funding.
Members of the ERAC include representatives from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ClimateWorks Foundation, Stanford University and University of Washington.