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Jan
09

In new QER, Moniz leaves path for Perry to follow at DOE

From: UtilityDIVE

The new Quadrennial Energy Review lays out over 70 recommendations for a cleaner, more secure energy system.

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Though it wasn’t billed as his final address, Friday’s release of the Department of Energy’s Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) was one of Moniz’s last significant acts at the agency’s he’s headed since 2013. The speech provided the MIT physicist with a platform to lay out critical electrical system issues for the incoming president and his DOE pick, former Texas governor Rick Perry, to address.

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Cybersecurity has been front-of-mind for federal policymakers since the election and comprises the first set of QER recommendations. In his remarks, Moniz emphasized its push to strengthen federal cyber authority for the power grid, saying there is “inherently a federal responsibility when one talks about a national security concern.”

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