US Secretary E. J. Moniz's visit to Sabancı University-IICEC

21 November 2014, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, The Seed

Istanbul, Turkey

U.S. SECRETARY OF ENERGY ERNEST J. MONIZ’S VISIT TO SABANCI UNIVERSITY – IICEC

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. MONIZ met with Sabancı University Energy Technologies and Management (ETM) MSc Students at Sakıp Sabancı Museum on 21 November, 2014. The meeting began with the opening remarks of Güler SABANCI, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sabancı University, and Prof. Dr. Nihat BERKER, President of Sabancı University. IEA Chief Economist and IICEC International Steering Committee Honorary Chairman Dr. Fatih BİROL also attended the meeting. Secretary Dr. MONIZ gave a speech on Energy Security and Climate Change, and stated that energy security needs to be addressed collectively in consultation with allies. Secretary Dr. Moniz also remarked that significant ground was covered regarding alternative energy solutions, and discussed the importance of technological developments on this matter. Energy Counselor to the Secretary, Melanie KENDERDINE also took the floor to expand on energy security and climate change issues in relation to U.S. Energy Policy. The lecture was followed by a Q&A session with the ETM students, and the meeting continued with a special luncheon, during which the students had a warm conversation with the Secretary Dr. MONIZ.

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