News Release NR-0207
Appointments Announced for NREL Advisory Group
January 29, 2007
Thirteen prominent national leaders have accepted invitations to join the National Advisory Council for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The National Advisory Council provides external and independent counsel to NREL Director Dan Arvizu on the Laboratory’s strategic direction. The council also monitors broader trends and anticipates changes that may affect NREL's mission. Council members are preeminent individuals in the fields of science, technology, industry, academia and public service.
“I am delighted to have these distinguished experts join us as advisers,” said Arvizu. “Their invaluable expertise will play a significant role in helping NREL meet our nation’s energy challenges by providing external and independent advice and counsel to me and my executive management team.”
The National Advisory Council will meet Jan. 30 – 31 at NREL in Golden, Colo.
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by Midwest Research Institute and Battelle.
Editors please note: A complete list of National Advisory Council members follows.
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Advisory Council
President of Colorado State University (CSU) and Chancellor of the CSU system
Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder
Myles W. Scoggins
President of the Colorado School of Mines
Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University
H. P. Meissner Professor of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John H. Gibbons
Former Science Advisor to President Clinton
Vice Chairman of the Global Environment & Technology Foundation
Jack D. Hidary
Founder of the Jack D. Hidary Foundation
Richard C. Kelly
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Xcel Energy
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Chevron Corporation
David J. Prend
Managing General Partner of RockPort Capital Partners
Managing Principal with The Analysis Group and former DOE Assistant Secretary for Policy and International
Former State Director of the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy