The Obama administration has selected a renewable energy advocate and retired admiral to be the Navy’s new energy chief, according to an announcement from the White House.ACORE, eh? Interesting advisory board.
Retired Vice Adm. Dennis V. McGinn — former president and chief executive of the American Council of Renewable Energy — has been nominated to be the Navy’s assistant secretary for energy, installations, and environment.
The vocal advocate for renewable energy resources — if confirmed by the Senate — will head the office in charge of maintaining naval installations, the Navy’s environmental programs and, “conservation of natural and cultural resources,” according to office’s website.
Oh, and yes - that is Dennis at Earth Day 2012 looking like he's smelling the herb-superb. Just a note to the retired folks - t-shirt tucked in to belt-less jeans while wearing the blue blazer you had on in the Army-Navy Club the night before isn't fooling anyone.