New Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz reiterated the Obama administration's ‘all-of-the-above’ approach to energy policy. During his first public comments, he gave special mention to renewables, such as wind and offshore wind.
Speaking during his first town hall meeting, Moniz said the U.S. should take advantage of the natural gas boom and use it as an opportunity to further develop renewable energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower.
‘We need to continue our focus on wind, pushing more offshore wind, for example, where cost reduction is critical,’ said Moniz. ‘Certainly pushing on solar across the board, and like I say, I'm very bullish on solar. I think it's going to be a lot bigger than most people think sooner than they think in my view.’
Moniz was sworn into office May 21 after a 97-0 Senate confirmation.