Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Nominations of David Crane, Jeff Marootian, and Gene Rodrigues for Department of Energy Positions

366 Dirksen
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 16:00:00 GMT

The hearing will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 11:00 am in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nominations of:
  • David Crane to be Under Secretary of Energy (Infrastructure);
  • Jeffrey M. Marootian to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy); and
  • Gene Rodrigues to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability).

David Crane is the presently the Director of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, established in December 2021 as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Previously Crane was the CEO of Climate Real Impact Solutions and served on the boards of Heliogen Inc., Source Global, JERA Co. Inc., and Tata Steel Ltd. along with the not-for-profits Elemental Excelerator and The Climate Group NA. Prior to Climate Real Impact Solutions, Crane was CEO of the gas and coal dependent utility NRG.

Jeff Marootian is the Senior Advisor for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the Office of the Secretary. Marootian previously served as a Special Assistant to the President in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

Marootian previously served in District of Columbia government as the Director of the District Department of Transportation, where he piloted sustainable transportation technologies, oversaw the effort to electrify the city’s Circulator bus fleet, and led the city’s early adoption of the Transportation and Climate Initiative.

Gene Rodrigues is a Vice President in the Energy, Environment and Infrastructure practice at ICF, a global advisory and digital services provider. Prior to joining ICF, Rodrigues garnered 23 years of industry experience at Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. During his tenure at SCE, he represented the company in regulatory proceedings and held leadership positions over the company’s portfolio of demand-side management programs and policies, which helped to ensure the provision of affordable, reliable, and resilient electric service for over 15 million people in Southern California.