The Department of Energy (DOE) has quietly promoted a top adviser to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to a senior role overseeing home appliance regulations after he failed to clear Senate confirmation.
The DOE announced last week that Jeff Marootian was appointed to be the principal deputy assistant secretary of the agency’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The appointment came days after the White House withdrew his name from consideration to lead EERE as the office’s assistant secretary because he was blocked by Sen. Manchin over gas stove rules. His nomination was controversial due to his reported support of the DOE’s new appliance efficiency standards that cracked down on household appliances, including these stoves.
This appointment makes him the effective chief of the DOE’s EERE office.
President Biden has yet to nominate another person to be Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, meaning Marootian, whose new position doesn’t require Senate confirmation, is the most senior official in the EERE office. The office is tasked with issuing and implementing energy efficiency regulations such as those affecting gas stoves and other home appliances.
Of course this is all to do with the World Economic Forum’s BS here. “Why Gas Stoves Pose A Health Risk To Us And The Planet”