During his first speech after being sworn into his new post, Moniz said energy efficiency would be one of his top priorities.
ecretary Moniz spoke to a crowd at the Energy Efficiency Global Forum about his upcoming agenda as secretary.
“Efficiency is going to be a big focus going forward,” he said. “I just don’t see the solutions to our biggest energy and environmental challenges without a very big demand-side response. That’s why it’s important to move this way, way up in our priorities.” The audience applauded.
Moniz’s decision to speak at an energy efficiency conference “speaks volumes about how important efficiency is” to his plans at the Department of Energy, said Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy.