Eileen Claussen’s Statement on Nomination of Dr. Ernest Moniz for Energy Secretary

Statement of Eileen Claussen

President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

March 4, 2013

We applaud the nomination of Dr. Ernest Moniz to be the next secretary of energy.

The Department of Energy plays a critical role in promoting energy efficiency and the research, development and demonstration of new energy sources and technologies.

We at C2ES have been fortunate to work with Dr. Moniz on a range of energy and technology issues, from nuclear power to natural gas to carbon capture and storage.

Dr. Moniz’s government experience and deep understanding of climate and energy solutions make him well-suited to dealing with the challenges we face in transitioning to a low-carbon future.