Energy Secretary Moniz to deliver U.S. keynote at Auto Show
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will deliver the keynote address at the Washington Auto Show (WAS) next week, January 22, during Industry/Media Day. Moniz drew a big crowd last year when he announced a new program at the WAS offering $50 million in federal funding for fuel-efficient vehicles.
As Energy Secretary, Moniz is charged with growing the economy, enhancing security and protecting the environment, which puts DOE at the center of the alternative fuels movement. Before his appointment in 2013, Dr. Moniz was the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems at MIT. While there, he served as the founding director of the MIT Energy Initiative and of the MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment. He was the leader of multidisciplinary technology and policy studies on the future of nuclear power, coal, nuclear fuel cycles, natural gas and solar energy in a low-carbon world.
Sec. Moniz is a welcome addition to the WAS Industry/Media Day speaker line up, sharing the keynote spotlight with Johan de Nysschen, president of Cadillac Motor Division, who will headline the IMPA/WAPA breakfast, said Kevin Reilly Auto Show chairman. Speakers of this caliber jibe with our Public Policy Show, reputation on the global on the industry circuit where the goal is to mesh the activities of U.S. lawmakers and regulators with the design planning of the global auto industry.Download Bulletin PDF