The US Treasury Department has selected William A. Pizer, a former economic advisor to the White House, to head up its newly formed Office for Environment and Energy.

The office has been set up to manage the multi-billion dollar Clean Energy Fund, established earlier this summer, as well as other financial programmes. Its main remit will be to develop and carry out the Treasury’s energy and environmental policies, as well as accelerate the development of low-carbon technologies in developing coutries.

Pizer currently works for research organisation Resources for the Future, but has served as an economic advisor to the White House and on the National Commission on Energy Policy.

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