Home / Civilian / Ernest Moniz to Face Full Senate Vote as Energy Secretary Nominee

Ernest Moniz to Face Full Senate Vote as Energy Secretary Nominee

Ernest Moniz
Ernest Moniz

Ernest Moniz, a White House scientific adviser, was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as energy secretary by a 21-1 vote.

Moniz will face a confirmation vote in the full Senate and is expected to have no problems moving through the chamber, the New York Times reports.

According to Bloomberg, Moniz currently serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and leads the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative.

If confirmed, Bloomberg reports Moniz will join the department as it faces the issue of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking.

Moniz previously served as undersecretary of energy between 1997 and 2001.

Check Also

DARPA Launches Program Seeking High Performance Computing for Military Simulators

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a new program to improve how virtual training environments replicate real-world interactions and host more complex systems. DARPA unveiled Monday that the Digital RF Battlespace Emulator program intends to build a new breed of High Performance Computing capable of supporting advanced radio frequency for simulators. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *