SEIA Applauds Confirmation of New DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz

An expert in energy issues and a veteran of Washington politics

WASHINGTON, DC – Calling him "uniquely qualified," Rhone Resch, president & CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement after Ernest Moniz was unanimously confirmed today as secretary of the Department of Energy:


"Ernest Moniz will be an outstanding Secretary of Energy. As a Massachusetts Institute of Technology physics professor, an expert in energy issues and a veteran of Washington politics, he is uniquely qualified to tackle the many policy challenges facing our nation and the world. In today's combative political environment, his unanimous selection in the Senate stands as a testament to his abilities, as well as to the respect he brings to his new position. We look forward to working with Secretary Moniz on policies and opportunities which will create new American jobs, expand the U.S. economy and provide energy security for our nation."

About SEIA®:
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA and its 1,000 member companies are building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. www.seia.org

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