FERC: Biden names Glick to be commission chairman

FERC updated James Danly’s webpage to note that he is a commissioner and served as FERC chairman from Nov. 5, 2020, to Jan. 21, 2021

FERC Commissioner Rich Glick on Jan. 21 posted on Twitter that he is honored that President Joe Biden has selected him to be FERC chairman.

Glick added: “This is an important moment to make significant progress on the transition to a clean energy future. I look forward to working with my colleagues to tackle the many challenges ahead.”

FERC’s official Twitter account retweeted Glick’s post.

FERC also updated Glick’s webpage to note that he was named by Biden to be chairman on Jan. 21, and is serving a commission term that ends on June 30, 2022.

According to the webpage, Glick was nominated to FERC by former President Donald Trump in August 2017, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2017. Before joining FERC, Glick was general counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, serving as a senior policy advisor on such issues as electricity and renewable energy, the webpage noted.

FERC Commissioner — and former chairman of FERC — Neil Chatterjee also posted on Twitter on Jan. 21, congratulating Glick and saying, in part, “With [Glick] at the helm, [FERC] is in great hands.”

Similarly, FERC Commissioner Allison Clements on Jan. 21 congratulated Glick on Twitter, adding that Glick “will be an excellent chair and I look forward to working with you as the commission ensures our rules enable rapid forward progress.”

James Danly — who, according to his webpage, was named by Trump to be chairman of the commission in November 2020 — and FERC Commissioner Mark Christie seemingly do not have individual Twitter accounts and, as of the time of publication, had not issued statements on the matter.

FERC updated Danly’s webpage to note that he is a commissioner and served as FERC chairman from Nov. 5, 2020, to Jan. 21, 2021. As noted on the webpage, Danly, who was confirmed as a commissioner by the Senate in March 2020, has a term that expires on June 30, 2023.




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