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Secretary Moniz Speaks on Future of Fossil Energy

July 30, 2013 - 1:17pm


Yesterday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz toured the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) West Virginia campus and spoke with employees about their work developing the cleaner and more efficient energy technology that’s helping power the nation. He was also on hand to dedicate the Lab’s newest supercomputer -- a unique tool made to support fossil energy research like chemical looping and carbon capture technologies.

The Secretary’s remarks to employees focused on the importance of these types of clean technologies being created at the lab as part of the Energy Department’s charge to help combat climate change by developing clean and efficient fossil energy technology. As America continues to move toward a low-carbon future, coal and other fossil fuels will still remain part of the energy portfolio for decades, he told employees. But it’s NETL’s work, Secretary Moniz stressed, to find ways to make them burn cleaner.

Watch the full remarks in the video above, and see excerpts from his prepared remarks here.