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International Cooperation

Members at a meeting of the international Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF). The Office of Fossil Energy is the Secretariat for the CSLF.

Members at a meeting of the international Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF). The Office of Fossil Energy is the Secretariat for the CSLF.

Key Bilateral Activities

US-India Energy Dialogue: Coal Working Group
The Office of Fossil Energy and India's Ministry of Coal jointly chair the Coal Working Group initiative to exchange information on policies, programs and technologies to promote the efficient and environmentally responsible production and use of  coal. 

US-China Collaboration in Fossil Energy R&D
The Office of Fossil Energy and China's Ministry of Science and Technology exchange information and expertise through several different partnerships and agreements to promote the efficient and environmentally responsible production and use of coal, oil and natural gas.

US-UK Collaboration in Fossil Energy R&D
The Office of Fossil Energy and the United Kingdom's Department of Energy and Climate Change are sharing and developing knowledge and expertise in the area of high-temperature materials for advanced fossil energy power plant applications.

Key Multilateral Activities

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum. The CSLF is a an international ministerial-level panel that meets regularly to discuss the growing body of scientific research and emerging technologies and  plan joint projects for carbon sequestration. 

International Cooperation in Methane Hydrate Research. DOE's Office of Fossil Energy works with several international partners, including Japan and India, to investigate the vast resource potential of methane hydrates.

Global Methane Initiative. DOE is a member of this initiative designed to promote cost-effective, near-term methane recovery internationally through cooperation between developed countries, developing countries, and countries with economies in transition.

International Partnership for a Hydrogen Economy. The International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy will provide a mechanism to organize, evaluate and coordinate multinational research, development and deployment programs that advance the transition to a global hydrogen economy.

Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership. DOE is working with the World Bank and others to support national governments and the petroleum industry in their efforts to reduce flaring and venting of gas associated with the extraction of crude oil.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. APEC's Energy Working Group seeks to maximize the energy sector's contribution to the region's economic and social well being, while mitigating the environmental effects of energy supply and use. FE provides expertise in LNG and methane hydrate technologies to the Energy Working Group.

The International Energy Agency. The IEA is an intergovernmental body committed to advancing security of energy supply, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy policy co-operation. The Office of Fossil Energy is involved in many aspects of the IEA, including emergency preparedness and clean coal technology transfer.