As part of a visit to The NextEnergy Center, Council on Environmental Quality Deputy Director, Gary Guzy, stopped by Nextek's Detroit offices to see what innovations in DC microgrids Nextek Power Systems was developing. He was treated to a facility tour and discussion with Nextek CEO, Paul Savage.
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. The CEQ was established within the Executive Office of the President by Congress as part of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and additional responsibilities were provided by the Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970.
Deputy Director Guzy's role at the CEQ is to ensure that there is a strong scientific and legal basis for our environmental policy; making sure that the nation moves toward a greater reliance on clean energy and to increase energy security; combating global warming while growing the green economy; providing protection for public health and the environment; and protecting and restoring our great ecosystems.