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Michaela Noble Joins BSEE as Renewable Energy Program Director

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement today announced that Michaela Noble joined the Bureau as the new Program Director for Renewable Energy and Regulatory Compliance. In this role, Noble will oversee and direct the national policy and research program for BSEE’s Renewable Energy Program.

“BSEE’s role in advancing offshore renewable energy is crucial to meeting the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts by 2030,” said BSEE Director Kevin Sligh.

“Michaela’s years of experience in maritime law, offshore policy, and regulatory compliance make her the ideal addition to the BSEE leadership team as we build out our renewable energy program.”

Cheri Hunter, the current Renewable Energy Coordinator, will oversee and direct renewable energy operations as the new BSEE Renewable Energy Operations lead.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the fantastic team at BSEE as we undertake this new frontier of renewable energy development and regulatory oversight,” said Program Director Noble. “As a coalition builder, I look forward to bringing my many years of maritime law and policy development experience to expand BSEE’s collaboration with federal and state partners, the renewable energy industry, Tribes, and other stakeholders to meet the challenge of developing a clean energy future.”

Prior to BSEE, Noble served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior. She also served as the Senior Counselor for Environmental Policy at Interior, Director of the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance within DOI, and as the Chief of the Environmental Law Division within the U.S. Coast Guard. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Maritime Administration as well as a Juris Doctorate degree in Maritime Law.

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