USW International Vice President Roxanne Brown to Serve on DOE Advisory Panel

The Department of Energy (DOE) in early October announced that USW International Vice President Roxanne Brown will be among new members of an influential board that will advise Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on key DOE policies and priorities.

The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) analyzes various issues in-depth and makes recommendations to Granholm. DOE said the advisory panel is an important part of the agency’s strategy to improve its research and development efforts.

“I am very honored that Secretary Granholm asked me to serve on this important advisory board,” said Brown. “By having a seat at the table, our union can ensure that workers’ concerns are heard and addressed in DOE’s policies.”

Members of the board, who will serve two-year terms, also include representatives from utilities and environmental justice organizations, as well as nuclear experts.

The board’s composition reflects the Biden administration’s focus on clean energy and climate jobs, as well as the rest of DOE’s mission, including nuclear security and waste cleanup. It will meet quarterly and hold its first meeting virtually on Oct. 28.

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