Steven E. Winberg

President appoints Rome native to energy post

Published Sep 6, 2017 at 4:00pm

A Rome native has been appointed to an energy post by President Donald J. Trump, according to a federal announcement from the White House Press Office.

Steven E. Winberg, 61, of Pennsylvania, has been appointed assistant secretary of energy, fossil energy.

The Rome Free Academy Class of 1974 graduate has corporate management and leadership experience in fossil energy, according to the federal announcement.

Winberg is considered to be an expert in fossil energy research and development, advanced clean coal technology and natural gas production and use, the White House added.

As vice president of research and development for CONSOL Energy, Inc., and more recently as a senior program manager with the Battelle Memorial
Institute, Winberg has worked extensively on energy policy issues, including addressing emissions legislation/regulation and electricity/natural gas deregulation, the federal announcement said.

Winberg was the board chair for the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, a coalition of power producers, coal producers and equipment manufacturers, established to pursue a public/private partnership to build the world’s first near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant, the announcement added.

Winberg holds two patents related to nitrous oxide emissions reduction.

Winberg earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear science from SUNY Maritime College and a master’s of arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

His parents, Harry and Mary Winberg, reside in Rome.