Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

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The Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy is the head of the Office of Fossil Energy within the United States Department of Energy. The Office of Fossil Energy is responsible for several initiatives, including implementation of a $2 billion, 10-year initiative to develop a new generation of environmentally sound clean coal technologies, and the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve. The Assistant Secretary manages about 1000 scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative staff.[1]

The Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.[1][2] Current Assistant Secretary was appointed by President Donald Trump in 2017, and sworn in after Senate confirmation in 2017.

Former Assistant Secretaries by recency include Jeffrey D. Jarrett,[3] Acting Assistant Secretary Mark R. Maddox,[4] and Carl Michael Smith. There have been ten former Assistant Secretaries in total, excluding acting officers.[5] The Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy is 15th in the order of succession for Secretary of Energy.[6] The Assistant Secretary is paid at level IV of the Executive Schedule,[2] meaning he or she receives a basic annual salary of $143,000.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DOE - Fossil Energy: A brief description of the DOE Office of Fossil Energy". Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "US CODE: Title 42,7133. Assistant Secretaries; appointment and confirmation; identification of responsibilities". Retrieved September 25, 2007. 
  3. ^ "DOE - Fossil Energy: A brief description of the DOE Office of Fossil Energy". Archived from the original on February 18, 2007. Retrieved February 18, 2007. 
  4. ^ "DOE - Fossil Energy: About us". Archived from the original on August 11, 2005. Retrieved August 11, 2005. 
  5. ^ "DOE - Fossil Energy - ABOUT US". Archived from the original on December 24, 2003. Retrieved December 24, 2003. 
  6. ^ "o1001d.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved September 25, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Salary Table 2006-EX". Retrieved September 25, 2007.