UTSA to host Feb. 6 town hall with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

Ernest Moniz

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

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(Feb. 5, 2014) -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will visit The University of Texas at San Antonio for a town hall meeting on energy issues and job creation from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 César E. Chávez Blvd.

Mayor Julian Castro will introduce Moniz for the town hall meeting. UTSA students are invited to attend the special event.

>> View a live stream of the UTSA town hall meeting.

Moniz will highlight efforts to foster innovation and advanced manufacturing as key elements of an energy strategy. The goal is to create a stronger economy and additional ladders of opportunity for the middle class.

At UTSA, Moniz also will view posters created by local high school and university students who are working on energy issues.

Throughout the visit, Moniz will emphasize the progress manufacturers have made in adding jobs this year and encourage partnerships with states and cities to help move to energy efficiency and cleaner power.