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Douglas Hollett - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power

Photo of Douglas HollettDoug Hollett is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In this role he oversees research, development, and demonstration for a diverse clean energy portfolio. This portfolio spans wind, solar, geothermal, conventional hydropower, marine and hydrokinetic, as well as grid integration of these renewable technologies.

He has more than 32 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently with Marathon Oil, where he was Manager and Director for Unconventional New Ventures with the responsibility for capturing and initiating new domestic and international opportunities in shale gas and tight oil reservoirs. He also served as Manager, International New Ventures, which included identifying and growing new global energy projects, and as VP and General Manager of Atlantic Canada, where he led the first modern deep-water drilling campaign in Canada.

While in Canada, Doug was concurrently the Chairman of Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada (PRAC) from 2001–2004, a unique multi-stakeholder research organization designed to rapidly fund and advance prioritized research in a variety of technical, environmental, and safety and operational disciplines. Other jobs at Marathon included Business Development, North America and International Exploration, and Rocky Mountain Production Operations. In addition to experience throughout North America, he has led projects in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Canada, Europe, North and East Africa, Australia, and Russia. Prior to Marathon, he worked for Unocal conducting frontier field studies, the U.S. Geological Survey mapping in California and Colorado, and the Massachusetts Audubon Society doing integrated land use planning.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Williams College and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Utah.