WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm issued the following statement today following the U.S. Senate confirmation of Joseph DeCarolis by voice vote to serve as Administrator of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): 

“I am so grateful to the Senate for confirming Joseph DeCarolis to serve as EIA Administrator. Now more than ever, Americans need timely, relevant, and accurate information about the U.S. energy sector. Joseph’s deep technical expertise and prior government service make him the perfect fit for this role, especially as he shepherds new efforts at the EIA to model immense growth and opportunities in clean energy and zero-carbon technologies. I am thrilled that he’s willing to serve the American people once again, and we’re so excited to welcome him to DOE.” 

Joseph DeCarolis, Administrator, Energy Information Administration

Joseph F. DeCarolis is a Professor and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. His research addresses energy issues at the intersection of engineering, economics, and public policy. He leads the development of next-generation energy system modeling tools that are open source, transparent, and designed to deliver policy-relevant insights. Dr. DeCarolis currently co-leads an ambitious open source modeling effort involving a large multi-institutional research team. He also leads an interdisciplinary faculty cluster at NC State focused on sustainable energy and established a university-wide Energy Collaborative. Prior to joining NC State, Dr. DeCarolis was an environmental scientist within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development where his research examined the air quality impacts of future energy system development. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. from Clark University in Physics and Environmental Science & Policy.