June 10, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] After seven years as director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Richard H. Truly announced he will step down in November. Truly told the Denver Post that the national lab is in the “best shape it’s been in a long time.” Before his time at the nation’s premier renewable energy laboratory, Truly was a NASA astronaut and Chief administrator from 1989 to 1992, under President George H. W. Bush. Truly told that Denver post that “even though renewables are a small percentage of total energy consumption … this next century will see some big changes in energy. Work that people here are doing will cascade into the future.” Midwest Research Institute, based in Kansas City, will conduct a search for new director. For the full article at the Denver Post, see the link below.