Former Vice President Al Gore is losing the CEO of his popular climate change organization – the Alliance for Climate Protection.

Cathy Zoi, the dynamic CEO, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy in the Department of Energy.

The new post is a definite and deserved step up for the influential climate change activist, organizer and policy-maker. Zoi will bring her years of green experience and organizational skills to Washington.

“This year, we have an enormous opportunity to affect change in Washington – change that will bolster the new energy economy and help us solve our economic and climate crises at the same time,” said Zoi. “While I am sad to be leaving the Alliance, I am grateful to President Obama for this opportunity to serve and continue our nation’s transition to a clean energy economy.”

Zoi had been with the Alliance For Climate Protection since January 2007 and, during that time, led the Alliance through extensive, nationwide efforts to spread that message and drive action on climate change. To date, reports the Alliance, more than two million individuals have pledged their support to Repower America with 100% clean electricity.

“I am proud that President Obama recognizes Cathy’s leadership and deep understanding of the issues that helped make the Alliance what it is today,” Vice President Gore said. “I wish her the best in her new role.”

Prior to joining the Alliance, Zoi spent several decades in the energy and environmental sectors in the United States and Australia, where she served in leadership positions in both business and government. Zoi served as Chief of Staff in the White House Office on Environmental Policy during the Clinton administration. She also pioneered the Energy Star Program while she was manager at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Visit: http://www. climateprotect. org/

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