New Obama Climate Czar Brings Fresh Energy Perspective
By Sean McLernon
Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 7:07 PM EST) -- The White House's recent pick for climate czar brings U.S. Department of Energy experience and an insider's familiarity with the president's agenda, which experts say will help drive the administration's aggressive plan to tackle climate change while adding technical understanding of energy issues that could benefit private industry.
By selecting Dan Utech to replace the influential Heather Zichal, the White House is making a deliberate choice to stay the course on climate change, with a slight energy policy twist. Utech's work as a senior policy adviser...