The White House released an official statement, where President Biden nominated two candidates for positions in the Department of Energy. Maria Robinson, Nominee for the Assistant Secretary in the Office of Electricity at the Department of Energy and Joseph DeCarolis, Nominee for the Energy Information Administration Administrator at the Department of Energy.
According to the statement:
Maria Duaime Robinson is serving her second term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives where she was elected as the first Korean-American legislator in 2018. She leads the House side of the Clean Energy Caucus, serves as the Massachusetts state lead to the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators where she is on the board, and is the only state legislator on the U.S. EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.
Joseph F. DeCarolis is a Professor and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. His research addresses energy issues at the intersection of engineering, economics, and public policy.