(Posted Fri. May 17th, 2013)
May 17: The National Corn Growers Association is pleased with the Senate confirmation of physicist Ernest Moniz as secretary of Energy.
“I would first like to congratulate Secretary Moniz on his confirmation and express our eagerness to work with him on the many energy issues facing our nation,” NCGA President Pam Johnson said. “The Secretary’s strong scientific background makes us optimistic that he will be an excellent partner in realizing the opportunities that domestically-produced, sustainable biofuels such as ethanol have to offer and look forward to collaborating with his office to maximize the benefits ethanol can provide our nation.”
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor was confirmed by a unanimous vote of 97 to 0.