NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz will hold a press briefing December 12 as part of the 2013 Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum "Bridging the U.S. Boom: Global Markets Prepare" in New York City.
The press briefing, set for 2:00 p.m. ET at the Waldorf Astoria in midtown Manhattan, is open to accredited media and requires advanced registration at this link: media to attend Moniz briefing. The briefing will follow the Secretary's luncheon address to Forum attendees.
Secretary Moniz, a nuclear physicist by training, became the nation's 13th energy secretary in May 2013. He heads up President Obama's initiatives to enhance energy security, strengthen environmental protection, improve energy management and performance, and promote science and clean energy technology innovation.
Prior to becoming Energy Secretary, Dr. Moniz* held several U.S. government advisory positions. From 1997 to 2001 during the Clinton Administration, he was U.S. under secretary of energy and earned a reputation as an outspoken proponent of nuclear energy and natural gas. Before his government career, Secretary Moniz was the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a faculty member since 1973. For a full biography, visit this link.
The Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum, now in its seventh year, brings together energy executives, government officials and academics to outline and debate what they see as the challenges, opportunities and special issues facing the world's energy companies and policymakers. Attendance at the Forum is open to corporate and industry executives with advance registration: general registration link (http://bit.ly/GKTiYM).
Co-sponsors of the Forum are Mercer, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies and a global human resource consulting leader, Breitling Oil and Gas, a large U.S.-based independent oil and natural gas company, Nixon Peabody LLP, a Global 100 law firm with more than 600 attorneys collaborating across major practice areas in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and Repsol S.A., an integrated global energy company with vast sector experience. Fortune, a global leader in business journalism and owned by Time, Inc., a division of the Time Warner company, is sponsor of the Forum lunch for a 3rd consecutive year.
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* In June, Moniz appeared on Platts Energy Week, an all-energy news and talk program, for his first sit-down television interview since becoming Energy Secretary. During the in-depth interview conducted by program host and veteran energy policy reporter Bill Loveless, Moniz discussed myriad topics, including the potential for U.S. natural gas exports and the fragile state of the nation's coal industry.
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