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Monday, 16 September 2013 19:57

The Political State of Renewable Energy

By Matt Lucas 9/16/13   Berc logo

“Washington can be a tough place”, said John MacWilliams, senior adviser to the Secretary of Energy, in his understated manner. “Luckily, we have a president who deeply cares about these issues [renewables and climate change], and he has appointed a Secretary of Energy who is uniquely qualified to address those issues.”

May 30 -- Dear Secretary Moniz, Let me first congratulate you on your successful confirmation as the next United States Secretary of Energy. Your records of public service and of academic distinction speak for themselves. The American people are fortunate to have such a capable public servant in such a critical domain and at such a critical time. >>View Article

March 4 -- President Obama on Monday nominated Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ernest Moniz as the next Energy secretary. At an event Monday at the White House, Obama heralded the picks as a “great team” that would address his “top priorities going forward.” "These two over here, they're going to be making sure that we're investing in American energy, that we're doing everything that we can to combat the threat of climate change, that we're going to be creating jobs and economic opportunity in the first place," said the president. >>View Article

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