U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz praised the work underway at the Cyprus Institute in developing research and technology, saying that the most important contributions to science and society are in the areas of solar energy, environmental studies, water resources and the impact on climate change in the wider region.
Speaking during an event in Manhattan in honour of the Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce, Moniz, who is also one of the founding members and an Honorary Trustee of the CyI, also highlighted efforts to turn the Institute into a world-renowned research center.
Secretary Moniz contributed to the initial planning of the Institute from 2000 to 2002 and was one of the architects for a landmark cooperation agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is Director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment.
Moniz also led research efforts to develop Cyprus' strategies concerning hydrocarbon resources in its exclusive economic zone.
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