Department of Energy senior adviser to speak March 4

February 26, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- William F. Hederman Jr., deputy director for systems integration and senior adviser to the secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will be giving the talk “Lessons from the First Quadrennial Energy Review Important Trends, Challenges and Recommendations” on Wednesday, March 4. The talk is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute’s Energy Exchange seminar series and will be held at 10 a.m. in Room C213 in the Coal Utilization Laboratory.  

President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum on Jan. 9, 2014, directing the administration to conduct a Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The focus was to develop a comprehensive strategy for the infrastructure involved in transporting, transmitting and delivering energy; and to identify the threats, risks and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security; enabling the federal government to translate policy goals into a set of integrated actions. Hederman’s talk will discuss various lessons from the QER, highlighting important trends, challenges and recommendations.

Hederman is a trained electrical engineer and public policy analyst with decades of executive experience in the private and public sectors. He holds engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Notre Dame and a professional degree (master in public policy) from the University of California at Berkeley.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

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Last Updated February 26, 2015