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Keywords:

  • U.S. Department of Energy;
  • global warming;
  • carbon emission;
  • coal;
  • hydraulic fracturing;
  • fossil fuels

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Republican members of Congress found some common ground on energy issues such as nuclear power and the current shale oil and gas boom during a 13 June congressional hearing. However, there was some contention about the need to move forward in dealing with climate change, the definition of an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, and the direction the Department of Energy (DOE) has taken.