National Grid US President Tom King Issues Statement on Confirmation of Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary

Fri May 17, 2013 10:00am EDT

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National Grid US President Tom King Issues Statement on Confirmation of Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary

National Grid US President Tom King today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary.

I commend the US Senate for unanimously confirming Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary. The overwhelming support, on a 97-0 vote, speaks volumes to Moniz’s background and expertise in energy, innovation, and science. Moniz has excelled at creating solutions that address the energy and environmental challenges of today and that also recognize the concerns of tomorrow. I look forward to working with Secretary Moniz to promote and implement these solutions.

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National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up’.

In the northeast US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country.

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