Former U.S. energy secretary Ernest Moniz mostly held his tongue during the early months of the Trump administration. But he reemerged on the public stage following the announced plan to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accords, denouncing that decision and other proposed policies that would largely unwind President Barack Obama’s energy and climate legacy. In the interview with MIT Technology Review that follows, the MIT professor emeritus and new CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative says the White House’s statements and actions “have called into question our leadership, and frankly our reliability.” On the other hand, he adds there are strong economic, political, and technological counterforces at work as well.
Recommended for You
About this series
This story is part of our ongoing Insider Conversations series that allows Premium subscribers to be a part of the conversation as our editors talk with innovators and entrepreneurs. See the whole series here.
If you are an Insider Premium subscriber, we’ll send you an email announcing the next Insider Conversation. Keep an eye out and we hope you can join us.