Biomass Magazine profiles likely Romney appointees

By Erin Voegele | October 25, 2012

When you cast your votes for president on Nov. 6, remember that you are not only voting for your preferred candidate, you are also voting for the people that candidate might appoint to high level government positions. Some appointments, such as those your candidate may get to make to the U.S. Supreme Court, can impact the direction and political tone of our nation for years—if not decades—to come. Others, such as the appointments for Energy Secretary or Agriculture Secretary, may be for shorter terms, but can still have long-term impacts on our future of our nation’s energy and agriculture policy.

Biomass Magazine is in the process of profiling six of Romney’s likely picks for some these high-level appointments. Articles in the series are being posted to our website each Tuesday and Thursday leading up to Election Day.

I encourage you to check back in our archives, and take a look at each piece.

In the series, Biomass Magazine editors are working to provide our readers with a straightforward summary of each person’s history—or lack thereof—in supporting biomass, bioenergy and biofuels.

I hope that our readers are already familiar with the records of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus in supporting the continued development of the bioenergy and renewable energy sectors. They have done an incredible job in moving our industry forward. I hope a Romney administration wouldn’t unravel all that work by throwing all our resources at fossil fuels.