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April 30, 2015
President Obama delivers remarks during Japanese Prime Minister Abe's State Visit in April 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.)
DOE and Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

DOE and Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to foster collaboration on carbon capture and storage technologies, along with an Implementing Arrangement to further R&D cooperation on clean energy technology.

April 15, 2015
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall and Secretary Pritzker pose with the trade mission delegation in Beijing.
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Meets Key Government Officials in Beijing

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall departed Beijing en route to Shanghai on Tuesday, April 14 after spending four days in China’s capital city. Secretary Pritzker and Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall had the opportunity to engage with key Chinese government officials while in Beijing. Both met with Premier Li Keqiang and Vice Premier Wang Yang; Minister Wan Gang from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST); Administrator Nur Bekri from the National Energy Administration (NEA); and Vice Chairman Liu He and Vice Chairman Zhang Yong of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) among other senior officials from the Chinese government.

April 15, 2015
See how U.S. companies made the Shanghai Tower a shining example of green building. | Graphic by <a href="/node/678346">Matty Greene</a>, Department of Energy.
How American Businesses are Leading the Way in Green Building Technology

The Shanghai Tower will be the second tallest building in the world when it opens this month. Thanks to U.S. companies, it will also be one of the greenest.

April 14, 2015
Deputy Energy Secretary Sherwood-Randall tours Microsoft's Beijing Campus with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker before delivering remarks. | Energy Department Photo.
Top 3 Takeaways from the Deputy Energy Secretary’s Beijing Speech

Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall spoke about climate change, technology and business in a Beijing speech during a joint trade mission to China.

April 13, 2015
The joint trade mission will make stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. | Map by <a href="/node/712881">Daniel Wood</a>, Department of Energy.
Energy-Focused Trade Mission Will Yield Positive Effects for American Businesses and the Global Environment

The Department of Energy and Department of Commerce have teamed up for a joint trade mission to China focused on smart cities and green infrastructure.

January 15, 2015
Japanese Ratify Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC)

"The Japanese ratification of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) marks an important milestone towards creating a global nuclear liability regime that will assure prompt and meaningful compensation in the event of a nuclear accident and will facilitate international cooperation on nuclear projects such as ongoing clean-up work at the Fukushima site."

January 13, 2015
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U.S. and Canada Sign Agreement to Enhance Collaboration in Civilian Nuclear Energy Research and Development

Secretary Ernest Moniz and Natural Resources of Canada Minister Greg Rickford today signed an Implementing Arrangement among the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Natural Resources of Canada (NRCan) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) to increase collaboration in the area of civilian nuclear energy research and development (R&D).

Through the International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (INERI), the Implementing Arrangement establishes a framework for R&D collaboration between the United States and Canada aimed at improving the cost, safety, efficiency and proliferation resistance of nuclear energy systems in the civilian sector. The Implementing Arrangement signed today provides for technical areas of collaboration in nuclear safety, reactor lifetime management, advanced reactor technologies, nuclear materials and fuels, modeling and simulation, and used fuel recycling and disposition technologies.

December 15, 2014
Signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding between Johnson Controls and Empower on a district cooling demonstration project in Dubai.
United States and UAE Work Together on Energy and Water Nexus

Today Johnson Controls International and Empower agreed to demonstrate a new district cooling technology in Dubai that has the potential to significantly reduce water use in district cooling.

October 1, 2014
Secretary Moniz and UAE Minister of Energy Suhail Al Mazrouei signed a Memorandum of Understanding that reaffirms their commitment to a strong bilateral energy relationship, joint cooperation and exchange of ideas in the areas of energy and the energy-water nexus. Photo by DOE/Kenneth Shipp.
United Arab Emirates and United States Sign MOU at Strategic Energy Dialogue

The MOU between the United Arab Emirates and United States of America was signed at the start of the U.S.-UAE Strategic Energy Dialogue, which was co-chaired by UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazrouei and Deputy Secretary Poneman on September 30.

September 19, 2014
Canada's Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford and Secretary Moniz sign a Memorandum of Understanding launching an agreement on enhanced energy collaboration between NRCan and DOE. Photo courtesy of NRCan.
Natural Resources Canada and DOE Announce Enhanced Energy Collaboration

Canada's Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford and Secretary Moniz sign a Memorandum of Understanding launching an agreement on enhanced energy collaboration between NRCan and DOE.

August 27, 2014
The Deputy Secretary toured the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Honeywell, and Infosys – a company founded in 1981 by seven Indian engineers.
Deputy Secretary Poneman Attends U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue

Deputy Secretary Poneman traveled to India July 30-31 for the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue with Secretary Kerry and Secretary Pritzker, where he met with Indian government officials, scientists and energy industry leaders. The Deputy Secretary toured the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Honeywell, and Infosys – a company founded in 1981 by seven Indian engineers. Each of these sites showcased areas of collaboration with DOE and its national labs, as well as a shared commitment to innovation, building energy efficiency solutions and a low-carbon future.

July 18, 2014
Deputy Secretary Poneman and Minister Yildiz discussed ways our two countries can improve our energy security as well as ways to expand ongoing cooperation on energy efficiency and clean energy alternatives, while promoting cooperation between U.S. and Turkish companies.
Deputy Secretary Poneman Meets Turkish Minister Yildiz in Istanbul

Deputy Secretary Poneman and Minister Yildiz discussed ways our two countries can improve our energy security as well as ways to expand ongoing cooperation on energy efficiency and clean energy alternatives.

July 16, 2014
Last month, Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman made his third official visit to Kazakhstan, where he met with public and private officials over the course of two days.
Deputy Secretary Poneman Visits Kazakhstan

In Astana, the Deputy Secretary discussed energy issues with Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev, Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov, Minister of Oil and Gas Uzakbay Karabalin, then-Advisor to the President Erzhan Kazykhanov, Chairman of KazMunayGas Sauat Mynbayev, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Committee Mazhit Sharipov, Chairman of the Board of Kazatomprom Sergey Yashin, and others.

July 14, 2014
Deputy Secretary Poneman traveled to Abu Dhabi, UAE, to join Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazrouei in launching the U.S.-UAE Strategic Energy Dialogue on June 23.
The U.S.-UAE Strategic Energy Dialogue

Deputy Secretary Poneman traveled to Abu Dhabi, UAE, to join Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazrouei in launching the U.S.-UAE Strategic Energy Dialogue on June 23. They addressed a wide array of subjects, including oil and gas production and related market developments, clean energy deployment and energy efficiency, carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration, and civil nuclear cooperation.

June 16, 2014
Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman, third from left, meets with Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Argentina on May 22, 2014. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. State Department.
Argentina: An Important All-of-the-Above Energy Partner

Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman recently visited Argentina to advance the bilateral energy relationship between the two countries.

June 16, 2014
Ministers Meet in Addis Ababa for U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial

Learn more about the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial, held June 3-4, 2014, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

May 16, 2014
CEM5 in Seoul brought together energy ministers and other high-level delegates to discuss progress on the CEM’s overarching goal: accelerating the transition toward a global clean energy economy. Photo courtesy of the CEM Secretariat.
The Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

CEM5 brought together energy ministers and other high-level delegates, as well as the private sector and other stakeholders to discuss progress on CEM’s overarching goal: accelerating the transition toward a global clean energy economy.

May 6, 2014
G-7 Energy Ministers Meet in Rome

Secretary Moniz participated in meetings with fellow G-7 counterparts to discuss ways to strengthen collective energy security.

April 24, 2014
Secretary Moniz discusses the upcoming U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial, a forum for showcasing African leadership in energy development, with over 35 ambassadors to the United States from across the African continent.
DOE Hosts U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial Ambassador Roundtable

On March 9, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy and Secretary Moniz hosted over 35 ambassadors to the United States from across the African continent.

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.