THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ELIZABETH MOLER AS DEPUTY SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Elizabeth Moler, of McLean, Virginia, as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Ms. Moler has been serving as a Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) since her appointment in 1988. She was appointed Chair of the Commission in February of 1993. Ms. Moler is an expert in utility issues.
Prior to her service at FERC, she was senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She joined the Committee staff in 1976 and worked for the late Senator Henry M. Jackson and former Chairman, Senator J. Bennett Johnston. Ms. Moler is originally from Ogden, Utah. She received her B.A. from The American University School of International Service and her J.D. from George Washington University.
At the Department of Energy, Ms. Moler will serve as chief operating officer. She will assist Secretary Pena in further developing the Administration's position on electric utility restructuring issues.