Last week, Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the nation’s 13th Secretary of Energy. Moniz was confirmed by the Senate in a unanimous vote on May 16.
Within hours of being sworn in, Moniz gave his first public address as energy secretary at the Energy Efficiency Global 2013 conference in Washington, D.C. There he remarked that “[Energy] efficiency is going to be a big focus as we go forward.” Moniz also said the U.S. needed to “reduce our dependency on oil,” citing alternative fuels, energy efficiency, electrification, and “new transportation paradigms” as key to achieving that goal. Read more