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Published:March 31st, 2006 06:48 EST
Department of Energy Appoints Stephen Eule As Director of the Climate Change

Department of Energy Appoints Stephen Eule As Director of the Climate Change

By SOP newswire

WASHINGTON , D.C. – Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today announced the appointment of Stephen D. Eule as the Director of the Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP) in the Office of Policy and International Affairs.

“With his depth of experience in science, environmental and energy policy issues, Steve will provide invaluable counsel to the Department and this Administration as we work to bring the latest in climate change technology to the forefront,” Secretary Bodman said.

As director of the CCTP, Mr. Eule will coordinate the federal government’s technology research and development (R&D) activities.  Through a multi-agency structure, Mr. Eule will oversee a comprehensive, sound, multi-year R&D program plan for the development of climate change technology, specifically in regards to climate change goals and objectives.

“The advanced climate change technologies we are working on have the potential to fundamentally change the way we produce and use energy,” Eule said. “It is an exciting time to be at the Department of Energy, and I look forward to furthering the ambitious goals of the program.”

CCTP is organized under the auspices of the Cabinet-level Committee on Climate Change Science and Technology Integration (CCCSTI), established by President Bush on February 14, 2002.  CCTP was authorized in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. 

Before joining the Department of Energy in June 2003, Mr. Eule spent a decade working in various public policy positions.  He spent several years in the U.S. House of Representatives, first as a professional staffer; then subcommittee staff director with the Committee on Science; and later as legislative director in the personal office of Representative Nick Smith (R-MI).  Mr. Eule also served in former New Jersey Governor Christie Todd Whitman’s Washington, D.C. office as an environmental analyst.  Prior to that, Mr. Eule worked with the Orkand Corporation as an energy consultant to DOE’s Energy Information Administration.  His experience also includes a stint with the Heritage Foundation, where he served as an assistant editor on the book Free Market Energy.

Mr. Eule is also currently involved in managing DOE’s participation in the Climate VISION program and the Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate, and represents DOE at various international climate change forums.

Mr. Eule graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Southern Connecticut State College and earned his Master of Arts degree in geography from The George Washington University.  

Source: The DOE