Where else can former Vice President Al Gore not only influence policy on energy and environmental matters, but actually draft and have an official, high-level, and direct engagement of policy other than as the head of the Department of Energy?   The DoE website lists its five “strategic themes” as:

  1. Energy Security: Promoting America’s energy security through reliable, clean, and affordable energy
  2. Nuclear Security: Ensuring America’s nuclear security
  3. Scientific Discovery and Innovation: Strengthening U.S. scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and improving quality of life through innovations in science and technology
  4. Environmental Responsibility: Protecting the environment by providing a responsible resolution to the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production
  5. Management Excellence: Enabling the mission through sound management

Sound like a good fit?   I think so.   You?