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David Garman Sworn in as Under Secretary of Energy
David K. Garman was sworn in on June 23rd as Under Secretary of Energy for Energy, Science and Environment. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman swore in Garman at a small ceremony held at DOE headquarters. Garman, who has served as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) since 2001, was unanimously confirmed for his new post by the U.S. Senate on June 15th.
According to Secretary Bodman, Garman will continue to promote energy efficiency in his new position, in which he will be responsible for the DOE's work in energy research and development, demonstration, and deployment; environmental cleanup; legacy management; radioactive waste management; and other activities. See the DOE press release and see the EERE Web site for Garman's biography.
Following Garman's promotion, DOE named Douglas L. Faulkner as the Acting Assistant Secretary for EERE. Faulkner has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for EERE since 2001 and previously served as senior policy advisor to two former energy secretaries: Admiral James Watkins, who served under President George H.W. Bush, and Spencer Abraham, who served under President George W. Bush until late last year. See the DOE press release.