Secretary Moniz


Big things happened this year at the Energy Department and we were on the ground to record and bring many of those moments to you. We swore-in our new Deputy Secretary Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, we kicked off our #WomenInSTEM video series, and we met the next generation of leaders in science. 2014 was also a momentous… Keep reading →


Speaking this morning at the American Energy and Manufacturing Competiveness Summit in Washington DC, US Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz extolled the numerous benefits precipitating from the country’s newfound energy wealth. One of the main messages he drove home to the audience is that increasing energy production along with energy efficiency growth are positively… Keep reading →


It’s been one year since Dr. Ernest J. Moniz was sworn in as the 13th U.S. Secretary of Energy. Since then, he’s been busy. We’re marking the occasion with a look back at some big moments from Secretary Moniz’s first year in office — including landmark energy policy speeches, visits to some of the Energy Department’s National Labs, the… Keep reading →


Last weekend [April 26th], Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz waved the iconic green flag — kicking off the NASCAR race at the Richmond International Raceway. While at the track, Secretary Moniz learned firsthand how NASCAR is working to reduce the sport’s environmental impact and educating its fans to do the same — from using advanced biofuels and testing fuel… Keep reading →


Last week, Secretary Moniz presented Dr. Allen Bard and Dr. Andy Sessler with the 2013 Enrico Fermi Award, one of the government’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The Fermi Award honors the memory of Nobel Laureate Enrico Fermi, the first scientist to achieve a nuclear chain reaction and… Keep reading →


Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz presents the 2013 Enrico Fermi Awards to Dr. Allen J. Bard and Dr. Andrew Sessler in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., on February 3, 2014. A more extensive article about the award recipients appears here.

Anti-fracking Protest Camp At Barton Moss

A group of fracking protesters in England were arrested Monday when they reportedly glued and chained themselves to gasoline pumps at a retail station they thought was owned by French oil major Total. The group was protesting against the oil company’s regional gas develop operations, but embarrassingly Total no longer owns the station. The service… Keep reading →

Iraq Signs Contracts With Foreign Oil Companies

Barclays’ senior geopolitical strategist Helima Croft is heavily quoted in this piece about the potential for escalating Iraqi violence to negatively impact the country’s oil & gas industry. “If they could get the political and security situation under control, Iraq could have tremendous upside advantage for investors. It would be a fantastic growth story,” said… Keep reading →


2013 was chock-full of great stories about how energy affects our everyday lives. Below, check out the Energy Department’s best videos from the past year — from Secretary Moniz’s first day on the job to a showcase of standout student work at the Solar Decathlon. In 2013, we also visited a fourth grade class that installed solar panels… Keep reading →

kemper hero

See a photo gallery of the Secretary’s visit to Kemper. Liberty, Mississippi, a small town in the eastern county of Kemper, is quietly making energy history. Liberty is the home of the largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) plant in the country. The plant, commonly called the Kemper County Project, will use state-of-the-art emission controls to produce… Keep reading →