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About the Office of Fossil Energy

Mark Maddox
Mark Maddox serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.
Mark R. Maddox Serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

Mark R. Maddox currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Fossil Energy.

In addition to his responsibilities as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, on March 1, 2004, Mr. Maddox assumed the day-to-day responsibilities for the entire Fossil Energy organization and was named acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy. He continues to hold those responsibilities which include overseeing an organization of nearly 1,000 scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff in four field offices and the organization's headquarters in the Washington D.C. area. 

Mr. Maddox was deputy director of public affairs at Department of Energy during the George H.W. Bush Administration, where he helped design and implement the strategic communication plan for the Persian Gulf War, directed the department's crisis communications planning, and supervised the public affairs activities of its field sites.


The Office of Fossil Energy in Brief

The Energy Department's Fossil Energy organization is made up of about 1000 scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative staff. Its headquarters offices are in downtown Washington, DC, and in Germantown, Maryland. The organization also has field offices in Morgantown, West Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Tulsa, Oklahoma; New Orleans, Louisiana; Casper, Wyoming; and Albany, Oregon.

The Office of Fossil Energy is responsible for several high-priority Presidential initiatives including implementation of the Administration's $2 billion, 10-year initiative to develop a new generation of environmentally sound clean coal technologies, the $1 billion FutureGen project to develop a pollution-free plant to co-produce electricity and hydrogen, and the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, both key emergency response tools available to the President to protect Americans from energy supply disruptions. 


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