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April 18, 2014
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Welcome to DOE International

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of International Affairs (IA). IA has the primary responsibility for coordinating DOE’s international cooperation in the areas of energy, science, and technology.

March 31, 2014
Deputy Secretary Poneman joins with officials from South Africa’s energy sector to cut the ribbon at POWER-GEN Africa 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Building Strong, Sustainable Energy Partnerships with Africa

Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman recently visited South Africa and Mozambique, highlighting the need for strong partnerships to ensure a sustainable energy future for both the U.S. and Africa.

October 26, 2013
VIDEO: Secretary Moniz on Meeting U.S. Energy Security Policy Challenges

Watch Secretary Moniz discuss the resonance of the 1973 oil embargo, where we’ve come since then and what the Energy Department is doing to address key policy challenges in the path ahead.

September 26, 2013
The hallmark of the 2013 Women in Clean Energy Symposium was the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) awards ceremony, recognizing six women for their leadership and mentorship in clean energy fields. C3E award recipients (left to right): Kristen Graf, Kirstin Gunderson, Milo Werner, Rebecca Stanfield, Maxine Savitz (C3E 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), Erica Mackie. Not pictured: Katherine Lucey. | Photo by Justin Knight.
SLIDESHOW: Highlights from the 2013 Women in Clean Energy Symposium

Thought-leaders from across the country convened in Boston last week. Their goal: Find strategic ways to substantially increase women's participation in the clean energy sector.

September 19, 2013
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A Clean Energy Revolution -- Now

Critics often say America's clean energy future will “always be five years away.” For four key clean energy technologies, that clean energy future has already arrived.

August 21, 2013
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#ActOnClimate: Secretary Moniz's First Three Months

It's been three months since Secretary Moniz took office. Learn how he's been a leader on climate change since Day One.

July 19, 2013
Yesterday, representatives from the Energy Department, the European Commission and Argonne National Lab celebrated the launch of the Electric Vehicle-Smart Grid Interoperability Center. From left to right: Mr. Giovanni De Santi, Director of the JRC Institute for energy and transport (IET); Mr. Dominique Ristori, Director-General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC); Dr. Phyllis Yoshida, DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, Asia and the Americas; Dr. Eric Isaacs, Director of Argonne National Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Lab.
Energy Department Partners with EU on Electric Vehicle and Smart Grid Coordination

As electric vehicle sales continue to grow, vehicles, charging stations and communication systems will need to work in unison with the electric grid. Learn what the Energy Department is doing to ensure this happens.

May 21, 2013
Energy Secretary Moniz Promises to Focus on Energy Efficiency

During his first public speech, Secretary Moniz says he will have a strong focus on energy efficiency.

June 28, 2012
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Energy Department and French Commission on Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Sign New Research and Development Agreement

Washington, D.C. – On June 19, 2012, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Dr. Bernard Bigot, Chairman of France’s Commission on Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA), signed an agreement to help facilitate research and development (R&D) cooperation. The Agreement on Cooperation in Low-Carbon Energy Technologies will focus on a spectrum of advanced technologies in the fields of civil-nuclear energy, basic science, environmental management, renewable energy and energy management systems.

June 25, 2012
Join our Women in Clean Energy Twitter Chat this Wednesday, June 27 at 1 pm EDT. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
Join Us On Twitter! Women in Clean Energy Chat on Wednesday, June 27

What can we do to support the leadership of women in clean energy? Share your thoughts during our twitter chat this Wednesday.

June 12, 2012
U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy: A Progress Report (June 2012)

Energy cooperation is a central element of the U.S.-India strategic partnership. President Obama and Prime Minister Singh launched the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) in November 2009 to accelerate the transition to high performing, low emissions, and energy secure economies.

April 26, 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron, Secretary of State Edward Davey, Energy Department  Secretary Steven Chu and Minister of State Greg Barker at the third Clean Energy Ministerial event in London on 26 April 2012. | Photo courtesy of the <a href="">Department of Energy and Climate Change</a>.
IEA Unveils Clean Energy Progress Report in London

The International Energy Agency tracks global progress in advancing clean energy technologies in a new report.

April 25, 2012
Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu in London for the Clean Energy Ministerial. | Photo courtesy Sustainable Energy for All.
A Meeting of International Minds: The Clean Energy Ministerial Begins Today

Today at Lancaster House in London, leading energy-decision makers are gathering for the Clean Energy Ministerial annual meeting.

May 5, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary Chu Honor Employees for Public Service Recognition Week

First Lady Michelle Obama thanks employees in this video for Public Service Recognition Week.

April 5, 2011
Accelerating the Transition to Clean Energy Technologies

The Department participates in the Clean Energy Ministerial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for the next step in accelerating the global transition to clean energy technologies.

December 15, 2010
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Energy Department Releases New Critical Materials Strategy

At an event this morning at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, the Energy Department released a strategy on critical materials. The report examines the role of rare earth metals and other materials used in four clean energy technologies: wind turbines, electric vehicles, solar cells and energy-efficient lighting.

October 1, 2010
Secretary Chu and John Berry (foreground) at the Department of Energy Feds Feed Families Event.
DOE Weighs in at 120,000 lbs!

Tom D'Agostino, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as the Energy Department of Energy's Co-Chair to Feds Feed Families, shares the results of the Federal food donation drive.