The U.S. Department of Energy recently swore in Ernest Moniz, Ph.D., as the nation’s 13th Secretary of Energy. Moniz was confirmed by the full Senate in a vote of 97-0 on May 16. 

“I look forward to the progress we will make together in the coming years–advancing the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, maintaining the nuclear deterrent and reducing the nuclear danger, promoting American leadership in science and clean energy technology innovation, and cleaning up the legacy of the Cold War,” said Moniz in an email to DOE staff. “I believe we can, and must, commit ourselves to the highest standards of management excellence, delivering results for the American people as efficiently and effectively as possible and enhancing our capacity to succeed in our critical missions.”

Prior to his appointment, Moniz was the Cecil and Ida Green professor of Physics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a faculty member since 1973.

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