MIT physicist Ernest Moniz is nominated to be energy secretary

President Obama has nominated MIT physicist Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy. As explained in a Washington Post article yesterday, one of the attractions of Moniz for President Obama is likely his interest in employing a broad array of energy sources to meet the nation’s needs:

Moniz, who served as associate director of the White House office of science and technology policy and as undersecretary of energy under President Bill Clinton, is also devoted to the “all-of-the-above” strategy for energy that Obama has embraced. In a voluminous written and spoken record, Moniz has come out in favor of nuclear power, research into carbon capture and storage for coal, renewable energy and shale gas produced by hydraulic fracturing.

Information regarding all of these energy sources can be found throughout the MIT curriculum, and is nicely presented in our Energy Cross-Disciplinary Topic List. Check it out!

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