DOE’s David Garman Takes on Double-Duty

April 6, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] The U.S. Department of Energy’s Undersecretary Robert Card is leaving the DOE effective on April 18. David Garman, Assistant Secretary of the DOE was asked by the Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham to serve as Acting Undersecretary begining April 19. Despite the additoinal workload, Garman has decided to serve both his current post and the new one, commenting at the “all hands” meeting a few months ago, “…I love my current job. I enjoy working with all of you and feel passionate about the work we are all doing. I don’t want to leave it. For that reason I was pleased that the Secretary decided that I will remain Assistant Secretary in addition to serving as Acting Under Secretary. However, this will be a tremendous challenge, and I will need your help.” Garman voiced specific admiration for the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and said he would try his best to ensure the the office continues to excel.

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