Latest News:  


Obama names MIT physicist as energy chief


09:18, March 05, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama announced Monday that he picked Ernest Moniz to be his next energy secretary succeeding Steven Chu.

Obama said at the White House press briefing that "Ernie knows that we can produce more energy and grow our economy, while still taking care of our air, our water and our climate."

Moniz, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an advocate for a low-carbon future and has promoted the use of nuclear energy to get there.

"He's directed MIT's energy initiative, which brings together prominent thinkers and energy companies to develop the technologies that can lead us to more energy independence and also to new jobs," said Obama.

Moniz also has experience of working at the government. He used to work as undersecretary for Energy from 1997 to 2001 under former U.S. President Bill Clinton and a member of Obama's Science and Technology Advisory Council since 2009.

Obama also thanked Steven Chu for his efforts to speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy before nominating Moniz as his successor.

Meanwhile, Obama also named Gina McCarthy, who once worked as top environmental official in the U.S. states of Massachusetts and Connecticut and now serves as assistant EPA administrator, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

We recommend:

Backstage of Ralph Lauren 2013 Fall collections

New York slammed with heavy snow

"Swan Lake" rehearsed in Mexico

Costumed revellers gather in Venice

People protest against DPRK's nuclear test

Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated around world

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:HuangBeibei、Zhang Qian)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Chinese navy's Su-30MKK2 fighters

  2. "Tonglin" guided missile frigate in firing

  3. Pro, anti-Hugo Chavez demonstrators protest

  4. Quake hits China's Yunnan, 30 injured

  5. Beautiful journalist reporting CPPCC

  6. Two sessions: Journalists on mission

  7. Happy Boy Jaki Tan Jiexi

  8. Luoyang: Resting place of tranquility

  9. China's richest man sets his sights on foreign projects

  10. China's jumbo jet C919 expected to fly 2014

Most Popular


  1. Spoiled brats spring from pampering parents
  2. A smile can succeed where a scowl fails
  3. Reducing income inequality an urgent task
  4. Why media turns attention to 'two sessions'
  5. New glories for China in striving for nat'l renewal
  6. Home is where the heart is
  7. Are US, N. Korea playing 'basketball diplomacy'?
  8. Who will attend China's upcoming 'two sessions'?
  9. CPC adopts list of state leadership candidates
  10. Quality vocational education

What’s happening in China

Thousands of policemen hunting car, baby stealer in Changchun | Update: Stolen car found, baby still missing

  1. Regional efforts may not fix air pollution
  2. Weibo helps flood hero find job
  3. 1 in 50 Shanghai women has cancer
  4. HIV carrier sues hospital for refusing surgery
  5. Abducted boy reunited with family