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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, hailed for his work in Iran talks, turns focus to climate deal

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, hailed for his work in Iran talks, turns focus to climate deal

Through negotiating and promoting President Obama's landmark nuclear deal with Iran, Ernest J. Moniz became an unexpected Cabinet star. His Founding Fathers-style coif — flowing gray locks he says were inspired by years in California earning his doctorate at Stanford — also helped make him one of the administration's more recognizable faces.

Now, the 70-year-old Energy secretary has turned toward helping Obama pursue another of his top second-term undertakings: a major international accord on climate change. He is part of the U.S. team at the United Nations climate negotiations underway in Paris.

Moniz, who served as Energy undersecretary in the Clinton...

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