28 Feb '13, 8pm

Ernie Moniz: An Inspired Choice for DOE Secretary

Ernie Moniz: An Inspired Choice for DOE Secretary

According to the DOE website, their mission is "...to assure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions." Of the DOE's $27.2 billion 2013 budget request, 66% is directed towards nuclear energy. Specifically, $11.5 billion is for the National Nuclear Security Administration, $5.8 billion goes towards nuclear waste clean up, $5 billion is directed towards "Science" and $2.3 billion is for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. With their budget and DNA so closely tied to the nuclear industry, it's no surprise that Dr. Moniz is a nuclear physicist. He also has the right policy credentials; he served as DOE Under Secretary from 1997 to 2001, and Associate Director in the Office of Science and Technology from 1995 to 1997. As Director of the MIT Energy Initiative, he's...

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