Ernest Moniz earned bipartisan approval Thursday as the Senate voted 97-0 to confirm the nuclear physicist as the next secretary of the Department of Energy. The support for Ernest Moniz is in contrast to divided opinions over Gina McCarthy, President Obama's pick to head the EPA.
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Sally Jewell's first moves as secretary of the US Interior Department show so far that she's embracing her dual legacy as an environmental steward with rare ties to the oil industry, Graeber writes.
If confirmed as energy secretary, Ernest Moniz would take over the department during a time of fiscal austerity and controversy over failed investments in clean-energy companies. Mr. Moniz's confirmation hearing Tuesday hinted at a renewed focus on the agency's research and development roots.
The US could cut oil consumption for light-duty vehicles and greenhouse-gas emissions, if it adopts policies and encourages key technologies, a new National Research Council report says.
The Tesla vs. New York Times spat is a proxy for the debate on how to best decarbonize the transportation sector, Stepp writes.
Protests against the Keystone XL pipeline needs to be seen in a broader, economic light, Grealy writes. Canadian tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline will be a mere sideshow, he adds, and future investment in it will have to fight shale oil, a battle that's already been lost.