Former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency Alexander ‘Andy’ Karsner has joined the Council on Competitiveness as a distinguished fellow. Karsner brings extensive public and private sector experience to the position. His energy expertise will be critical in guiding the Council's energy security, innovation and sustainability initiative.
‘Andy Karsner's record of leadership at the Department of Energy was a great service to our country and will be a lasting legacy,’ says Chad Holliday, chairman of the Council on Competitiveness and chairman and CEO of DuPont. ‘We are thrilled to have his energy, vision and expertise as an active part of the Council on Competitiveness.’
Karsner will serve as a major contributor on energy policy, technology and market development and will continue his efforts to promote comprehensive and concrete scalable solutions to move America forward on energy.
As assistant secretary, he managed the nation's nearly $2 billion federal applied science, research, development, and deployment portfolio responsible for marketplace integration of renewable energy.
Karsner has returned to private sector infrastructure development and financing, having been an international energy developer and entrepreneur for two decades on a wide range of technologies including oil, natural gas, coal, wood waste/biomass, wind and solar energy.
He serves on the board of Applied Materials, a nano-manufacturer and supplier to the semiconductor and solar industries, as well as the University of Chicago board of trustees overseeing Argonne National Laboratory.
SOURCE: Council on Competitiveness