CGMF’s Hastings appointed to Department of Energy’s National Petroleum Council

Austin (June 14, 2016)—Marilu Hastings, vice president, sustainability program for the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, was appointed by United States Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest J. Moniz to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council at the Department of Energy for the 2016-2017 term.

Hastings leads the foundation’s strategic grantmaking programs that focus on sustainability issues, including Clean Energy, Shale Sustainability, Water, and Sustainability Education. She has a 25-year career specializing in the interaction of science, public policy, and philanthropic investment.

Hastings joined a list of appointees including Christi Craddick, commissioner of the Railroad Commission of Texas, the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas.

In her role, she will provide the Secretary and the Department of Energy with advice, information and recommendations on matters related to oil and natural gas and related industries, including governmental response to environmental and energy conservation, technology, legal issues, and emergency situations.

“I am honored to accept Secretary Moniz’s invitation,” Hastings said. “The route that Texas has taken to achieve its energy economy—particularly one that focuses on renewables and natural gas—is an important example of how states can move to a clean energy economy. I look forward to collaborating with Secretary Moniz and other Council members in helping to advance energy policies and practices at the nexus of environmental protection and economic vibrancy.”

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