Head of state Biden picks Richard Glick as new FERC chairman
- United States President Joe Biden has actually appointed Richard Glick, a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), as the body's brand-new chairman.
The consultation was confirmed previously today (21 January 2021) as well as comes throughout Biden's first complete day as President, having actually been promised right into workplace yesterday. He will serve a term that upright 30 June 2022.
Glick took to Twitter to mention his honour at being chosen for the role.
Glick was first chosen to FERC by former President Donald Trump in August 2018, an appointment validated by the US Senate 3 months later on.
He offers the chairmanship substantial experience of renewable energy, having formerly worked as an elderly plan consultant for Democrats on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with a special concentrate on areas consisting of eco-friendly power.
He has additionally held functions within US-based energies, notably holding duties at PPM Energy and also PacifiCorp prior to being called as VP of government affairs for international energy Iberdrola's renewable energy, electrical as well as gas energy, and also natural gas storage businesses in the United States, understood in the nation as Avangrid.
His appointment has been highly invited by the Natural Resources Defense Council. John Moore, director of the NRDC's Sustainable FERC Project, claimed: "In the coming months FERC will be at the center of initiatives of make certain that clean power gets a chance to contend on a fair playing field, as well as there's no person far better person to lead the payment than Richard Glick."