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Kathleen B. Hogan
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency
U.S. Department of Energy


Kathleen Hogan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy. She oversees energy efficiency policy, program, and research portfolio including industrial, buildings, and vehicle technologies, along with federal energy management. She helps to oversee the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. Prior to this position, she served for more than 10 years as the Division Director at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency responsible for the development and operation of EPA’s clean energy programs focused on removing market barriers for energy efficiency and renewable energy. These programs included the ENERGY STAR® program, programs for combined heat and power and renewable energy, corporate leadership programs, and efforts focused on state clean energy policies. She has served on numerous boards of national and regional energy efficiency organizations. Earlier in her EPA career, she developed and managed programs to address emissions of methane and the high global warming potential. She also addressed methane emissions in the Russian natural gas system and was an expert contributor for assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She has been recognized for her work with a Presidential Rank Award, induction into the Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame of the U.S. Energy Association, and as a contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She has a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bucknell University.