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Ernest Moniz Energy Secretary

The Mess Gets Worse at Hanford's Nuclear Site

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

The government's multi-billion-dollar effort to clean up the nation's largest nuclear dump has become its own dysfunctional mess. For more than two decades, the government has worked to dispose of 56 million gallons of toxic nuclear and chemical waste in southeastern Washington State.

'Green News Report' - September 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - June 18, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY...

Cabinet Official Praises Solar Impulse Plane

AP | BY SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green

CHANTILLY, Va. — The plane parked outside the airport looks more like a giant exotic insect or maybe an outsized balsa wood toy airplane. When ...

Energy Secretary Vows To Prevent Security Breaches

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- The nation's new energy secretary said Monday that a breach in security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant was unacceptable and he'...

Senators Urge New Energy Secretary To Save Nuclear Fusion Experiment

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D) and Mo Cowan (D) are protesting a plan to shut down a nuclear fusion experiment at the Massachusetts Institut...

Lucia Graves

Senate Confirms Ernest Moniz As Energy Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S. secretary of energy. The vote was 97-0. Moniz, a prof...

Accounting Trick on Methane Is Deadly for the Climate

Kyle Ash | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Kyle Ash

Politicians use accounting tricks to make us think their paltry efforts are worth a damn. For one, they dilute the annual impact of climate pollution by spreading it over 100 years. If we don't make serious progress within the decade, however, what we do afterward will be moot.

The Climate Post: Moniz, McCarthy Face Questions at Senate Confirmation Hearings

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Moniz hinted in his Tuesday confirmation hearing that the United States spends too little on energy research -- a statement The Washington Post examined in depth.

'Green News Report' - April 9, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Ernest Moniz, Energy Secretary Nominee, Further Criticized For Fracking Ties

Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

An influential MIT study that suggested fracking could provide a "bridge to a low-carbon future" and would pose only "manageable" environmental issues...

The Wealth Of Business Connections For Obama’s Energy Pick

Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Justin Elliott reports: When President Obama nominated Ernest Moniz to be energy secretary earlier this month, he hailed the nuclear p...

How Global Warming Went Cold in America

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Sunil Sharan

Even before liftoff, the fight against global warming has become grounded in America. Whenever a potential breakthrough appears on the horizon, either the left or the right throws a challenge to stall the solution.

We Need a True Green Visionary to Lead the Department of Energy

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

It doesn't take a nuclear physicist to know that the process of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") threatens our communities and their most essential resources, so why has President Obama appointed Dr. Ernest Moniz, a proponent of the process, to guide our nation's energy future?

Moniz: A Pro-Nuclear, Pro-Fracking U.S. Energy Secretary

Karl Grossman | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

Moniz, a physicist and director of the MIT Energy Initiative, heavily financed by energy industry giants including BP and Chevron, has long advocated nuclear power.

'Green News Report' - March 5, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Lynne Peeples

Is Energy Department Nominee A Fracking Shill?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green

In a Monday morning announcement that was long anticipated but not widely welcomed by environmentalists, President Barack Obama tapped Ernest Moniz, d...

Obama Announces Energy Secretary Pick

Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama has nominated physicist Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, Moniz will replace outgoing secretary Ste...

Obama To Make Key Appointments

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is announcing his picks for three Cabinet-level jobs – nominees to run the Energy Department, Environmental...

Obama Names Energy And EPA Leaders

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is announcing his picks for three Cabinet-level jobs – nominees to run the Energy Department, Environmental...