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Energy Secretary Nominee Is An Academic, Politico

Mon, March 4, 2013 8:00pm

Story by Christopher Joyce




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President Obama will name Ernie Moniz as the next secretary of the Department of Energy. Moniz is a physicist and academic — but unlike his predecessor, he's a seasoned politico who knows Washington and Congress. Moniz will please and annoy both ends of the energy policy spectrum: He's a big solar and wind booster, but a fan of natural gas and nuclear power as well.

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