On April 15, Energy Secretary Nominee Ernest Moniz provided written responses to questions from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He advocated for a proposal to conduct a review of national energy policy in order to better prioritize research and development strategies. In 2010, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) put forward the same proposal, a Quadrennial Energy Review, in order to identify anticipated executive and legislative proposals and to provide energy goals. PCAST recommended both an overall federal review and an Energy Department-specific review. Moniz has served on PCAST since 2009.