CCST Senior Fellow Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, is among those appointed to the newly reestablished Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). The twelve member board, which includes scientists, business executives, academics and former government officials, will serve as an independent advisory committee to Secretary Steven Chu, also a CCST Senior Fellow.
“I am honored that this talented group of individuals has agreed to offer their service to the Department and to the Nation,” said Secretary Chu in a Department of Energy (DOE) press release. “They will be providing their expertise and experience at a critical time for our country as we chart a new course toward a clean energy future.”
The Board was eliminated by the previous administration, but is being reestablished under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. It will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on the Department’s basic and applied research, economic and national security policy, educational issues, operational issues and other activities as directed by the Secretary. SEAB, which reports directly to the Secretary of Energy, was first chartered in 1990. The board is expected to meet twice a year and at other times as needed; subcommittees are also expected to be organized under SEAB.
In addition to Cicerone, the SEAB will include Arthur Rosenfeld, a former member of the California Energy Commission. Other members include: