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Oklahoma government hires energy czar

Oklahoma's energy program director will coordinate and implement efforts to cut energy costs and promote energy efficiency.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: November 10, 2012

Fallin said during a bill-signing ceremony for the legislation, Senate Bill 1096, that the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a nonprofit group interested in advancing energy policies, has ranked Oklahoma as the fourth-worst state in the nation as it relates to energy conservation and energy efficiencies.

The legislation states that all costs associated with its implementation will be fully funded by savings generated as a result of energy conservation. Conservative projections show the state could potentially reduce energy consumption by 20 to 30 percent, resulting in about $300 million to $500 million in net savings over 10 years, Fallin said.

Krysiak has been OSU's director of physical plant services since 2006 and has 23 years of experience in facilities and infrastructure operations and maintenance. Before going to OSU, he served as chief of engineering at Altus Air Force Base.