U.S. DOE set up Expert Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

THE U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that they have established the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (ERAC) made up of 19 experts with a range technical expertise.

"We are fortunate to have such knowledgeable people volunteering their time and efforts to the Department's clean energy endeavors," said U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

"They will be contributing their expertise and experience to help address the energy challenges faced by our nation," Chu added.

The ERAC will periodically review the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) portfolio and provide advice to the U.S. Secretary of Energy on a variety of areas, including: completion of long-range plans, priorities and strategies; program funding; and any issues of specific concern expressed by the Secretary of Energy or the Assistant Secretary for EERE.

ERAC is expected to meet twice a year; the meetings will be open to the public. The Committee is being established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). DOE also expects to organize various subcommittees under ERAC.

Tuesday 16th November 2010


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