So, according to Politico’s Morning Energy:
–Robin Roy is joining NRDC as the group’s director of clean energy strategy. He most recently served as vice president of policy and projects for Serious Materials, a manufacturer of energy-efficient building materials.
Serious Materials is that obscure company which, overnight, became an administration favorite, in several ways. Mr. Roy is husband to a rather controversial Obama administration official and massive shareholder in ‘green-economy’/stimulus-baby interests Cathy Zoi.
As noted recently, former Gore-group CEO Zoi has been moved out of her convenient job as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy … up to acting #2 at the Department of Energy. One way to view Roy’s move — other than that there are no hopes for another ‘stimulus’ boondoggle — is that the administration will seek to have Zoi confirmed in her new position (financial conflicts play less well than activist conflicts…but for reasons noted in this space previously, this move does not actually relieve Zoi from questions about her financial interests).
The idea that Zoi is confirmable after what has come about her finances, involvement in the AWEA/CAP effort to undermine foreign academics exposing the folly of Obama’s claims of Spain’s ‘green economy’ success, and the stimulus green-doggle, seems not very near-fetched. But maybe they’re going to try, despite these loads of baggage.