THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 19, 1993
PRESIDENT TAPS OREGON OFFICIAL FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY POST
President Clinton announced his intention to nominate Christine Ervin, currently Director of the Oregon Department of Energy, to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
"We must expand our efforts to use energy more efficiently and to develop new, renewable sources of energy," said the President. "Having an Assistant Secretary of Energy with Christine Ervin's wide range of experience will help us to move that process forward."
Ervin has been Oregon's top energy policy official since 1991. In that capacity, she has also served as chair of the Governor's task force on transportation, land use, air quality, and energy issues, and as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board.
Before returning to her home state of Oregon, she was a project director for the World Wildlife Fund and The Conservation Foundation. From 1978-87, she worked in the state of Missouri's Division of Budget and Planning, starting as a budget and program analyst, and leaving as Assistant Director.
Ervin holds a B.S. and M.S. in physical geography from Oregon State University, and undertook post-graduate studies in economics at the University of Maryland. She resides in Corvalis, Oregon.
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