[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Douglas L. Faulkner has been named Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), following the confirmation of David K. Garman as Under Secretary of Energy for Energy, Science and Environment. Faulkner has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) since June 29, 2001. In his over twenty-five year career in the federal government, Mr. Faulkner has served in a number of assignments at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Energy, including as senior policy advisor to Secretaries Admiral Watkins and Abraham. Faulkner received a B.A. degree in Asian Studies from the University of Illinois and a M.A. degree from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. He also attended the University of Singapore as a Rotary Scholar.