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Hollett speaks on the Energy Department's geothermal portfolio at the largest geothermal industry gathering of the year in Portland, Oregon, September 2014.

Hollett speaks on the Energy Department's geothermal portfolio at the largest geothermal industry gathering of the year in Portland, Oregon, September 2014.

Doug Hollett, director of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), was promoted to Deputy Assistant Secretary, Renewable Power, on November 21 and assumed responsibility for the Solar, Wind and Water, Geothermal, and Grid programs within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Hollett directed the GTO for three years, providing both technical and project oversight for new technologies designed to advance geothermal’s role in the U.S. energy portfolio. He brings thirty years of experience in energy production through his work with the oil and gas industry, where he directed unconventional new ventures, including new global opportunities in shale gas and tight oil reservoirs.