Energy Secretary takes part in RI roundtable

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, met with members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation and dozens of stakeholders for a roundtable conversation at Brown University on clean energy innovation.

“Accelerating innovation in clean energy is crucial to ensuring America’s global economic competitiveness and meeting out climate commitments,” Moniz said. “I was pleased to hear about how Rhode Islander are already hard at work developing and deploying innovative energy solutions and to discuss possibilities for future cooperation.”

Among those involved in the discussion included: Commerce RI, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Brown University, the Slater Technology Fund, and VoltServer.

“From building the nation’s first offshore wind farm, to leading on energy efficiency improvements, and setting ambitious goals for the state’s renewable energy usage, Rhode Island is rapidly growing its green economy,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said.

Moniz, who is a native of Fall River, also delivered an address at Brown on the recent nuclear deal with Iran, non-proliferation, and nuclear security.

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