The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reestablished the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) under the Federal Advisory Committee Act., which was eliminated under the Bush Administration. Serving as an independent advisory committee to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the twelve-member board is comprised of scientists, business executives, academics and former government officials.
The Board will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on the department’s research, economic and national security policy, educational issues, and operational issues. SEAB reports directly to the Secretary of Energy.
The board is expected to meet twice a year and at other times as needed. Subcommittees are also expected to be organized under SEAB.
Here is a list of the board members:
–Norman Augustine, Former Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin, Former Under Secretary for the Army
–Ralph Cicerone, President of National Academy of Sciences
–John Deutch, MIT Chemist, Former Under Secretary of Energy
–Nicholas Donofrio, Former EVP of Innovation and Technology, IBM
–Alexis Herman, Former Secretary of Labor
–Chad Holliday, Jr., Former CEO of Dupont
–Michael McQuade, Senior VP, United Technologies Corporation
–William Perry, Former Secretary of Defense, Stanford University Professor
–Arthur Rosenfeld, Former Commissioner, California Energy Commission
–Susan Tierney, Managing Principle, Analysis Group
–Steven Westly, Managing Partner, Westly Group
–Daniel Yergin, President, Cambridge Energy Research Associates