In an interview with WBEZ Chicago, Secretary Ernest Moniz discussed the future role of nuclear energy:
"'I believe there’s little doubt that we will be heading towards a very low carbon future. Most especially, we will see the energy sector largely de-carbonizing. Nuclear has to be viewed in that context as one of the options along with wind and solar, other renewables, possibly even using coal with carbon capture and sequester.'"
In his interview, Secretary Moniz also emphasized the risk of nuclear war:
"'The risk of a nuclear weapon being used somewhere in the world in these next years is probably higher than it’s been since the Cuban missile crisis,' said Ernest Moniz, the former U.S. secretary of energy, on WBEZ’s Worldview."