Ernest Moniz

1:21 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Moniz closer to confirmation as Energy Secretary

Ernest Moniz at Nomination Hearing
Credit Associated Press

The US Senate began its vetting of Obama’s pick for a new Energy Secretary Tuesday. And so far, Wyoming lawmakers on the other side of the aisle seem pleased. 

Moniz is a physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former energy undersecretary for President Clinton. He would be replacing former secretary Steven Chu, who was thought to favor renewable energy.

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