Energy Secretary will tour Japan’s Fukushima nuke plant

Energy Secretary Ernest MonizErnest Jeffrey MonizOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Obama marine monument designation | Interior reverses course on tribal ownership of portion of Missouri river | White House climate adviser meets with oil and gas companies Moniz: Texas blackouts show need to protect infrastructure against climate change The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Back to the future on immigration, Afghanistan, Iran MORE will visit Japan’s wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

Moniz, according to AP, said during his visit to Asia that he expects deepening cooperation with Japan, which is struggling to clean up the plant that suffered from multiple meltdowns after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Reuters, meanwhile, reports that Moniz promoted nuclear power while visiting China on Wednesday.

From Reuters:

“The United States is committed to working with China on the development of new nuclear reactors in both countries and will also encourage joint bids for projects elsewhere, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said in Beijing on Wednesday.”