Dr. Brown has served as a knowledgeable spokesperson for sound science and energy policy on the TVA Board for the past two years and should not be blocked from her continued exemplary service to our country. Dr. Brown "teaches at one of the country's premier engineering schools [Georgia Institute of Technology]. She clearly has the technical background, and she's been a big supporter of renewable energy and energy efficiency," according to Stephen Smith of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.
Dr. Brown has testified before both the House and Senate, and is a reliable source for analysis and interpretation of U.S. energy futures.
According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, "During a previous career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, she managed annual research budgets of $50 million to $130 million, focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, the electric grids and energy engineering projects."
Dr. Brown said she "very much wants to remain on the TVA board." Her familiarity with the operations of the TVA and her detailed knowledge of climate issues and energy policy make her eminently qualified to serve in this capacity.
We petition President Obama to nominate Dr. Brown again and the full Senate to swiftly approve her reinstatement to the TVA Board.