ERNEST MONIZ

FORMER US SECRETARY OF ENERGY (2013–2017); NUCLEAR PHYSICIST AND PROFESSOR, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT); PRESIDENT & CEO, ENERGY FUTURES INITIATIVE

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Keynote Speaker Category: Change, Climate Change, Covid-19, Environment,

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

Videos:
Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on the Future of Energy
MIT Compton Lecture: Professor Ernest Moniz, 2017 (starting at approx. 05:19)
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on 2015 Global Policy Outlook

Articles:
Ernest Moniz cautiously optimistic about global response to climate change
Former U.S. Energy Sec. Moniz on Oil Prices, Iran, Climate

Topics:
Emerging Markets; Energy – Alternative & Technology; Energy – Policy 
Environmental Issues.; Financial Markets; Infrastructure; Innovation
Business Growth/Strategy/Trends, Change: Managing/Leading It, Emerging Markets, National Security, Leadership, Economic Forecast

These are topics that have proven valuable to customers in the past and are meant only to suggest the speakers range and interests. Ernest tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics we have listed above. Please ask us about any subject that interests you; we are sure that we can accommodate you.

Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on the Future of Energy

BIOGRAPHY

A physicist and foremost expert in energy technology and policy and a long-time professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. Ernest Moniz served as the 13th U.S. secretary of energy in President Obama’s second term.

During his tenure, Dr. Moniz advanced American scientific leadership, energy technology innovation, environmental stewardship, and nuclear security and strategic stability. Notably, he was a primary architect of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, an agreement to verifiably prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, thereby advancing important U.S. nuclear non-proliferation goals. To do so, Dr. Moniz partnered with Secretary of State John Kerry and other world leaders and negotiated directly with Iranian nuclear officials to conclude the deal and then to guide successful implementation for its first 18 months. In the run-up to the Paris climate negotiations, he led the successful effort to place energy technology innovation at the heart of the global response to climate change.

As secretary of energy, Dr. Moniz spearheaded partnerships between the public and private sectors in order to bolster U.S. global leadership in scientific, technological, environmental, and energy innovation. He led the effort to develop modern energy security principles appropriate to today’s energy markets, adopted by the G7 leaders in 2014, and approved U.S. exports into an expanding global LNG market. Dr. Moniz effected significant management change at the Department of Energy, an organization with a nearly $30 billion annual budget, emphasizing enterprise-wide approaches for mission success and a major focus on resilient energy infrastructure. At MIT, he led technology and policy studies on the future of nuclear, natural gas, coal, and solar energy in a low-carbon world. These studies have had significant impact on government energy policy and programs. Dr. Moniz founded the MIT Energy Initiative that engaged numerous faculty from multiple disciplines with global energy companies. He will continue to address nuclear security issues through his role as co-chairman and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. In 2017, Dr. Moniz became president and CEO of the Energy Futures Initiative, a non-profit organization aimed at advancing a cleaner, safer, more affordable, and more secure energy future.

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