U.S. Senate confirms Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON Thu May 16, 2013 2:36pm EDT

Ernest Moniz testifies before a Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee hearing on his nomination to be energy secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Ernest Moniz testifies before a Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee hearing on his nomination to be energy secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington April 9, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Related Topics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz's nomination to lead the Energy Department.

With a vote 97 to 0 in favor, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor will take the helm of the department poised to issue a series of decisions on the future of U.S. natural gas exports and to guide the country's energy investments.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

Full focus