Secretary Moniz Testimony on Increased Energy Emergency Response

NASEO recently provided links to the testimony U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Moniz delivered at the field hearing held by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell in Seattle, Washington on August 15.

Secretary Moniz's testimony discussed a number of issues of interest to State Energy Offices including the changes in the energy markets from the diverse set of threats and concerns to energy reliability and resilency. He stated the new actions undertaken by the Department in response to new laws, executive orders and budget priorities. He specifically cited the recently signed MOU with NASEO and other groups for action in energy emergencies and interaction between the federal government and the states. He also discussed the new threat to energy supply from cyber threats.