Director of Laboratory Operations Board Tipped to be New Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office

Jul 13, 2018

It is being reported that Director for National Laboratories and Director of Laboratory Operations Board, Cathy Tripodi is tipped to become the new Acting Assistant Secretary for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE). The Laboratory Operations Board is the main forum for DOE leadership to address management challenges, as well as monitor efficiency and effectiveness for areas that affect the National Laboratories. The board is comprised of senior management from both DOE and the National Laboratories. Ms. Tripodi has been with the DOE since the beginning of 2017.

The White House previously nominated Dan Simmons to lead EERE. Mr. Simmons also joined DOE in 2017, prior to which he served as Vice President at the Institute for Energy Research.  He had already started the confirmation process with a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources last month. However in recent email correspondence with Politico, Mr. Simmons’ former chief of staff announced that “…Daniel has moved to Environmental Management to serve as an adviser to their leadership team.”

For further information about the DOE EERE Office, click here: https://www.energy.gov/eere/office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy