This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

March 20, 2002

DOE Renewable, Energy Efficiency Office to Reorganize

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is planning to reorganize to a flatter structure that focuses more on programs. David Garman, Assistant Secretary for EERE, announced the proposed changes on Monday. The new organization will eliminate the current "sector" offices — power, buildings, industry, transportation, and federal energy — and instead will create 11 offices focused on programs such as solar, geothermal, and hydrogen and infrastructure. The reorganization will also elevate the role of communications and outreach. Garman expects the reorganization to take effect in May. See the announcement on the EERE home page on EREN.