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Before founding Swift Global Results, Mr. Swift was Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy.
In 2005, President Bush appointed Swift, who joined DOE in 2001, to this newly created position.
He left DOE in early 2009 when the Obama administration came into office.
As deputy assistant secretary, Swift traveled to five continents to help educate the public and private sectors about U.S. clean coal, CO2 capture and storage and related RD&D programs.
also helped to move new energy technologies developed through DOE
programs into the developing world, while also preserving the intellectual property rights of domestic corporations.
At the same time, Swift was the U.S. delegate to the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF).
This is a coalition of 21 nations and the European Union
formed in mid-2003 to provide a framework for international cooperation on RD&D of technologies to capture, separate, transport and safely store CO2
Swift chaired CSLF's Task Force on Capacity Building in Emerging Economies from January 2006-08.
As chair, he
worked domestically and internationally across all sectors on behalf of DOE
and its RD&D programs involving coal-based power generation and carbon capture and storage.
He also led development of the task force's strategic plan, which took into account each developing country's technological and capacity-building needs and issues; technological status; global carbon capture and storage
activities and organizations; financial, regulatory, policy and risk factors; public perception; and communication needs.
As a DOE deputy assistant secretary and CSLF delegate, Swift worked closely with representatives of foreign governments, the private sector, academia, multilateral development banks, the media and high-level representatives of numerous organizations, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pew Climate Change Center, World Resources Institute, Earth Institute at Columbia University, Clinton Climate Initiative and Rotterdam Climate Initiative.