Top Biden admin official’s husband is CEO of, has $25 million stake in green energy financing firm
- February 9, 2023
Thomas Catenacci, Fox News
EXCLUSIVE: Senior Department of Energy (DOE) official Wahleah Johns’ spouse is the top executive and co-founder of a green energy firm that specializes in financing solar projects.
Johns — who was selected to lead the DOE’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs in January 2021 — is married to Billy Parish, the CEO of the California-based Mosaic, according to Office of Government Ethics filings reviewed by Fox News Digital. Overall, Parish has more than $1 million in vested stock options of Mosaic and an up to $25 million stake in the firm, the filings showed.
Parish co-founded Mosaic more than a decade ago as a crowdfunding startup which has since grown into a solar financing giant that has provided more than $10 billion in funding to residential solar and energy-efficient installations for contractors and consumers.
“The same level of scrutiny should be given to officials in any administration,” Chamberlain added. “If somebody is going to raise the alarm about a certain person that has some kind of tie back to Big Oil, then the same level of scrutiny should be given to someone who comes from, say, a green energy company or an environmental organization that’s been involved in these issues or stands to potentially benefit from programs that come through their agencies.”