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IHS Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin has been awarded the first James R. Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, which honors an "individual's distinguished contributions to advancing our understanding of the threats, opportunities and energy policy choices impacting the domestic and international energy security interests of the United States through analysis, policy or practice." The medal is to be presented annually to individuals outside the Department of Energy (DOE) to complement the existing Schlesinger Award for outstanding performance of a DOE employee in advancing contributions of national importance. Moniz said that Yergin "has made unique contributions to the energy sector debate. His singular influence over the discussion of energy -- and public understanding of the history and future trends of energy is unmatched." Yergin won a Pulitzer Prize for The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, which has been translated into 19 languages. Prior to founding Cambridge Energy Research Associates, which was acquired by IHS in 2004, he taught at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of government.

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