Ernest Moniz

SMRs: Lots of Talk, but DoE's Budget is 1% of Yearly Wind Tax Credit [VIDEO]

March 31, 2015 by Rod Adams

Nuclear Development and Governmental Support

If developing smaller reactors as a tool in the battle against carbon dioxide emissions was as high of a priority for the Administration as one would believe based on the amount of talk given to the topic, it would be logical to have assumed that the DoE would have made additional funds available for research.[read more]

How Groundbreaking Is the DOE's New $53M Solar Energy Investment?

October 28, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Ernest Moniz is an all-of-the above kind of energy secretary. He's a supporter of advanced nuclear, natural gas, carbon sequestration and all kinds of renewables -- and has the diverse funding at the Department of Energy to show for it. But there's one tech that he's been giving a lot of special attention: solar.[read more]

Nuclear Matinee: Dr. Ernest Moniz at the Switch Energy Project

September 15, 2013 by Joseph Koblich

Ernest Moniz Interview

Dr. Ernest Moniz, now United States Secretary of Energy, offers some words on the rationale behind government involvement in cost-sharing agreements for the development and licensing of small modular nuclear energy reactors.[read more]

Ernest Moniz on Natural Gas and “Forgotten Renewables”

May 29, 2013 by Tina Casey

Moniz discusses natural gas boom/DOE

Moniz sees natural gas not as a permanent fixture in the U.S. energy landscape but merely as a temporary “bridge” to a globally competitive, low carbon future that is well within our grasp.[read more]

Tesla’s Early Loan Repayment Earns Praise From Energy Department

May 24, 2013 by Tina Casey

Tesla used the DOE loan to transition its business model from building high-end roadsters to accelerate the development of its relatively affordable Tesla Model S sedan.[read more]

New DOE Secretary Moniz Stresses Energy Efficiency to Start

May 23, 2013 by Christina Nunez

DOE Secretary Moniz

In his first official remarks as Energy Secretary Tuesday, Ernest Moniz focused on an aspect of energy policy that lends itself to consensus perhaps a bit more easily than others: the need for greater efficiency.[read more]

New Energy Secretary: Tackle Climate Change with Efficiency and Renewable Energy

May 18, 2013 by Peter Lehner

new DOE Secretary Moniz

The budget proposal for FY2014 would give Moniz a solid start in advancing the low-carbon economy, by increasing funding for renewable energy, advanced vehicle research and development, and energy efficiency programs.[read more]

Ernest Moniz’ Confirmation Hearing: Importance of Energy Innovation

April 15, 2013 by Clifton Yin

Ernest Moniz, DOE to be?

If Dr. Moniz’s comments during his confirmation hearing are any indication of what would come from a department under his leadership, clean energy innovation will likely remain a top priority for the DOE.[read more]

Faint Praise for Nuclear Energy in New Documentary [VIDEO]

March 13, 2013 by Rod Adams

Switch Energy Project

There is not a single mention of the ‘N’ (nuclear) word; the closest the documentary’s promotional clip comes to acknowledging the existence of nuclear energy is a brief shot of cooling towers.[read more]

Moniz's Interest in Energy Efficiency May Favor Electricity Storage

March 9, 2013 by James Greenberger

If energy efficiency is going to be a top priority of the Obama Administration over the next four years, electricity storage technology should be able to benefit.[read more]

Obama Nominates Energy Dream Team

March 7, 2013 by Sarah Battaglia

Obama declared his confidence his nominees will help achieve his goals of energy independence, more clean-energy jobs, tackling climate change, and economic growth.[read more]

Secretary of Energy for a Leaner DOE?

March 6, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Ernest Moniz

The choice of Moniz also reflects many of the key challenges facing the Department of Energy at this moment, not least the preservation of its R&D activities.[read more]

What You Need to Know About Energy Secretary Nominee Ernest Moniz

March 5, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Ernest Moniz

Obama called Moniz a “brilliant scientist” who “knows that we can produce more energy and grow our economy while still taking care of our air, our water, and our climate.”[read more]

New Energy Secretary To-Do List: More Efficiency, More Renewables. Less Carbon.

March 5, 2013 by Peter Lehner

As a scientist, Moniz is obviously a firm believer in the power of clean energy technology. But he also believes that technology must be complemented by policy.[read more]

Mixed Reactions to Moniz for Energy Secretary

March 5, 2013 by Christina Nunez

Ernest Moniz

President Obama’s decision to nominate Ernest Moniz as U.S. Secretary of Energy potentially places an advocate of nuclear energy and shale gas at the head of the department.[read more]