Jarrett steps up to energy plate

JEFFREY Jarrett was on Wednesday sworn in as the US assistant secretary for fossil energy making him primary policy advisor to energy secretary Samuel Bodman and the Department of Energy on issues involving federal coal, oil and natural gas programs, including extensive research and development efforts.
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Assistant secretary for fossil energy Jeffrey D. Jarrett.

Angie Tomlinson

His responsibilities will include management of the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Home Heating Oil Reserve, coordinating and implementing elements of the National Energy Policy Act of 2005, managing the FutureGen initiative and overseeing the Fossil Energy organisation of about 1000 scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative staff throughout the nation.

A West Virginia native, Jarrett has been serving as the Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining director since January 2002.

“Today, he [Jarrett] takes on the challenging role of promoting and managing some of the most important work that we do at the department. The Office of Fossil Energy is on the cutting edge of great technology that can change the world, and is also intimately involved in initiatives that further enhance our nation's energy security,” Bodman said.

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