Ernest Moniz

U.S. Secretary of Energy

The Stone Age didn’t end for lack of stones and the oil age won’t end for lack of oil. We need to keep working, driving down the costs such that the low carbon alternatives are going to be the best choice. They’re good for security. You don’t have to worry about importing the sun or the wind or the earth’s heat.

Ernest Moniz is taking the all-of-the-above approach, researching fossil fuels, nuclear and renewables. As Secretary of Energy for the United States, Moniz implements critical Department of Energy missions that grow the economy, enhance security and protect the environment. Drawing from his decades of experience as a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Moniz advises the administration when it comes to tracking regulation and nuclear waste.

Moniz received a bachelor of science degree summa cum laude in Physics from Boston College and a doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Stanford University. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Moniz is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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