White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Launches New Energy Division

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Launches New Energy Division, Appoints New Deputy Director for Energy

Following COP26 and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal’s historic investments in clean energy infrastructure and innovation, the new Energy Division at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s science-based commitment to reach a net-zero emissions clean energy economy by 2050.

On November 24, 2021, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced the launch of a new Energy Division and the hiring of Dr. Sally Benson, as Deputy Director for Energy and Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition at OSTP, and Dr. Costa Samaras, as Principal Assistant Director for Energy and Chief Advisor for Energy Policy at OSTP. The moves reinforce the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to using science-based approaches to reduce emissions and scale-up a clean and equitable energy system.

The OSTP Energy Division will develop national clean energy innovation plans to ensure America’s continued leadership in clean energy innovation and ensure the United States gets to net-zero emissions by 2050. Dr. Benson, Dr. Samaras, and the Energy Division will collaborate with Administration science and climate advisors, including White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and OSTP Deputy Director for Climate and Environment Dr. Jane Lubchenco.

(Source: The White House Briefing Room)

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ClimaTwin Supports the Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer

BOSTON, MA, October 18, 2021 — ClimaTwin™, Climate Risk Analysis for Infrastructure Digital Twins™, is proud to support the Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. President Biden has charged the U.S. Federal Government to lead by example by sustainably managing its footprint of over 300,000 buildings, over 600,000 vehicles, and $650 billion spent annually on goods and services. He issued Executive Order 14008 during his first week of office, calling on the Federal Government to align its management of property and procurement to support robust climate action while creating new jobs and catalyzing the country’s clean energy industries.

Along with agency partners, the Office of Federal Chief Sustainability Officer is leading the development of the Federal Government’s plan to create jobs and stimulate clean energy industries by revitalizing sustainability efforts, transitioning the Federal fleet to zero-emission vehicles, and powering Federal operations using 100 percent 24/7 carbon pollution-free electricity. The Federal Government will lead by example to help achieve a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer is part of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

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