|[January 16, 2014]
Wilkinson Barker Knauer Announces Appointment of Managing Partner Scott Blake Harris to U.S. Department of Energy Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
Wilkinson Barker Knauer is pleased to announce that Managing Partner
Scott Blake Harris has been appointed to a two-year term on the U.S.
Department of Energy's (DoE's) Appliance Standards and Rulemaking
Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC).
As a member of the ASRAC, Mr. Harris will represent the views of the
consumer electronics industry in seeking innovative solutions to meeting
the nation's need for energy efficiency. In this role, he will provide
advice and recommendations to DOE regarding the development of standards
and test procedures for residential appliances and commercial equipment,
the certification and enforcement of standards, the labeling of
products, and other issues of DOE concern.
Upon accepting this appointment, Mr. Harris said, "I am very much
loking forward to working with my former colleagues at DOE and others
in the private sector to improve our energy efficiency standards in ways
that will benefit the U.S. economy and all consumers." Bryan Tramont,
Wilkinson's other Managing Partner, said "Scott's experience and
expertise in energy and regulatory matters will be invaluable to the
Department, as it has been to our firm's clients."
Mr. Harris served as the DOE's General Counsel from 2009-2011 and began
the Department's first systematic effort to enforce its energy
efficiency regulations. In addition, he reformed the Department's
rulemaking process to allow more public access and greater transparency,
and streamlined its environmental review process to make it both more
efficient and more open to public scrutiny.
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is a law firm with offices in Washington,
D.C. and Denver, Colorado, with nationally renowned energy and
communications practices. Wilkinson Barker advises clients ranging from
global Fortune 100 companies to small start-ups in regulatory,
transactional, and corporate matters involving all aspects of
communications, privacy, and energy law. Additional information is at http://www.wbklaw.com.
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