|Office: Secretary - Energy & Environment|
|Assumed Office: NA|
|Political Party: NA|
According to his profile on the Energy and Environment website, Dr. Peters is a chemical engineer whose previous experience includes being the director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Kentucky Climate Action Panel
In August 2010, Dr. Peters advised Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to ignore the recommendation of the Government Contract Review Committee and proceed with providing $200,000 for funding the operations of the Kentucky Climate Action Panel. The review committee recommended unanimously (6-0) to not use taxpayer dollars to fund the panel's work before Dr. Peters and the governor overturned that decision. 
As secretary of the Energy and Environment Cabinet, Leonard Peters receives a salary of $125,332.
- Gov. Beshear defends climate consultant August 18, 2010