Jan 21, 2021: Join Shalanda H. Baker, IEJ's Co-Founder and Co-Director and author of the new book 'Revolutionary Power: An Activist's Guide to the Energy Transition,' for a discussion and Q&A session with Co-Founder and Co-Director Subin DeVar. Revolutionary Power is a playbook for the energy transformation complete with a step-by-step analysis of the key energy policy areas that are ripe for intervention.
Baker tells the stories of those who have been left behind in our current system and those who are working to be architects of a more just system. She draws from her experience as an energy-justice advocate, a lawyer, and a queer woman of color to inspire activists working to build our new energy system.
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Department of Energy Announces New Senior Leaders
Tarak Shah to Serve as Chief of Staff, David G. Huizenga to Serve as Acting Secretary
News Release from US DoE, JANUARY 21, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced new Biden-Harris Administration senior leadership appointees. These new leaders will direct policy at DOE, coordinate across the Administration, and enact President Joe Biden’s vision for bold action on the climate crisis and on safeguarding the Americans most affected by it. These experienced professionals reflect President Biden’s pledge to equip his Administration with a team that represents America’s diversity.
Tarak Shah will serve as Chief of Staff, becoming the first person of color, first Indian-American, and first openly LGBTQ person to serve in that position at DOE.
“These talented and diverse public servants will deliver on President Biden’s goal to tackle the climate crisis and build an equitable clean energy future,” said DOE Chief of Staff Tarak Shah. “Guided by their expertise, breadth of experience, and following the science, these Department of Energy appointees will contribute to creating a clean energy economy that produces millions of good-paying American jobs and safeguards the planet for future generations.”
In addition to the Biden-Harris appointees, David G. Huizenga will serve as Acting Secretary of Energy. He was most recently Associate Principal Deputy Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration and has been a career employee at DOE since 1987.
Biographies of the appointees are listed below in alphabetical order:
Shalanda H. Baker, Deputy Director for Energy Justice
Shalanda H. Baker was mostly recently a professor of law, public policy, and urban affairs at Northeastern University. She was the co-founder and co-director of the Initiative for Energy Justice, which provides technical law and policy support to communities on the front lines of climate change. Baker served as an Air Force officer prior to her honorable discharge pursuant to the then existing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, and became a vocal advocate for repeal of the policy. She earned a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a J.D. from Northeastern University, and L.L.M. from the University of Wisconsin….
read … About all the other International Socialists taking over now that the National Socialists have been exiled to Florida
(Too bad you have only these two choices, eh? How did you get yourself into that trap? Answer: You followed Trump, hand-picked as your leader by Bill Clinton. And even now you don't understand how and why Trump ended in failure. But you have a conspiracy theory to make yourself feel better.)
IM: Former UH Law Professor Shalanda H. Baker Appointed U.S. Department of Energy`s Deputy Director for Energy Justice