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July 11, 2014
Moniz Advances Cooperation on Clean Energy and Climate Change in China

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Beijing from July 8 to 11 to participate in the sixth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

June 13, 2014
Energy Deputy Secretary Poneman Co-Chairs Nuclear Meeting in Japan

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and Japan's Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama co-chaired the third meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, this week.

June 6, 2014
U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial Co-Chairs’ Summary from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy Alemayehu Tegenu

A summary of the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 3-4, 2014.

March 21, 2014
U.S. and Mozambique Hold Bilateral Discussions on Prosperous and Sustainable Energy Future

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman met with Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources Esperanḉa Bias and Vice Minister of Energy Jaime Himede.

March 11, 2014
U.S. and Colombia to Collaborate on First Solar Decathlon in Latin America

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, Colombia's Minister of Energy and Mines Amylkar Acosta, Mayor of Santiago de Calí Rodrigo Guerrero, and Director of Planning of Colombia Tatyana Orozco signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the development of a Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean competition.

February 5, 2014
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the U.S.-Iraq Energy Joint Coordination Committee Meeting

Today in Baghdad, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs at the State Department Carlos Pascual co-chaired the Energy Joint Coordination Committee with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Hussain Al Shahristani.

December 6, 2013
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Secretary Moniz Addresses Conference on the Caribbean’s Energy Future

Secretary Moniz joined Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno in welcoming a group of Caribbean ministers who convened to discuss the region's energy future, climate change, and the roles of energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas.

December 5, 2013
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Department of Energy signs Memorandum of Understanding with Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy to Strengthen Energy Cooperation

On December 2, 2013, the Department of Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy to strengthen cooperation in the energy sector and to promote regional leadership on energy and climate change.

More information on strategic cooperation with Colombia can be found on this Fact Sheet.

December 3, 2013
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U.S.-South Africa Energy Meeting

South African Minister of Energy Benedict Martins and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman met December 2, 2013, in Washington, DC, for the fourth U.S.-South African Energy Dialogue, together with representatives of supporting U.S. and South African agencies. They reaffirmed the strong ongoing energy development in both nations -- including shale gas, civilian nuclear energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency --to meet our shared energy and climate goals, and the important role of private trade and investment in achieving those goals.

November 4, 2013
Factsheet: Second Meeting of the United States-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation

The second meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation was held on November 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

July 24, 2013
Joint Statement between U.S. Department of Energy and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Toshimitsu Motegi, and U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, met on July 24, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Both sides noted the central role played by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in U.S.-Japan energy cooperation, particularly on energy security matters, civil nuclear energy and clean energy technology research and development (R&D).

July 11, 2013
Department of Energy Releases New Report on Energy Sector Vulnerablities

Report Details Effects of Climate Change and Extreme Weather on Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure and Supply

June 21, 2012
United States, Canada Announce Next Phase of U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environment Canada released the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue (CED) Action Plan II.

May 3, 2012
U.S.-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialogue

On the occasion of President Obama’s March 2011 visit to Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and he announced the creation of a Strategic Energy Dialogue (SED) to support the two countries’ common goals of developing safe, secure and affordable supplies of energy for economic growth, energy security, and the transition to a clean energy economy.  Priority areas of cooperation include oil and natural gas, biofuels, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and nuclear energy.  In August 2011, U.S.

April 26, 2012
U.S. Department of Energy and the MIT Energy Initiative Announce a Women in Clean Energy Program for United States

At the Third Clean Energy Ministerial in London today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a three-part plan to help implement the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment initiative or “C3E” – a Ministerial program aimed at attracting more women to clean energy careers and supporting their advancement into leadership positions.

April 26, 2012
Coalition of World Energy Ministers Commit to Improvements in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy Access

Leaders from the 23-government Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4All) outlined specific commitments by participating countries and private sector leaders which will promote improved energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and increased energy access around the world.

April 23, 2012
Joint Statement of the U.S.-Iraq Joint Coordinating Committee on Energy

The governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq reaffirmed their commitment to joint cooperation in the areas of oil production and export, natural gas, electricity, and critical energy infrastructure protection.

April 16, 2012
Connecting the Americas 2022

Link to Connecting the Americas 2022 Fact Sheet

April 13, 2012
Energy Department Announces Selections for U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selections for three consortia that will make up the $125 million U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC).

March 16, 2012
United States Announces New Bilateral Partnership with Ghana

Partnership Aims to Further Economic Development Cooperation

January 17, 2012
Deputy Secretary Poneman Statement on Second Meeting of the U.S. – South Africa Bilateral Energy Dialogue‬

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and South African Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters held the second meeting of the U.S. – South Africa Bilateral Energy Dialogue on January 16, 2012.

December 22, 2011
Department of Energy Releases its 2011 Critical Materials Strategy

The report examines the role that rare earth metals and other key materials play in clean energy technologies such as wind turbines, electric vehicles, solar cells and energy-efficient lighting. The report found that several clean energy technologies use materials at risk of supply disruptions in the short term, with risks generally decreasing in the medium and long terms. Supply challenges for five rare earth metals (dysprosium, neodymium, terbium, europium and yttrium) may affect clean energy technology deployment in the years ahead.

December 1, 2011
Energy Department Releases Study of Electricity System Ahead of Proposed EPA Air Quality Standards

In anticipation of forthcoming Environmental Protection Agency proposals for clean air standards, DOE released a new report examining the potential impact those proposed standards could have on the reliability of our nation’s energy systems.

October 13, 2011
Department of Energy Announces New Clean Energy Partnership with the Republic of Korea

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Minister of Knowledge Economy Joong-Kyung Choi of the Republic of Korea sign a new agreement establishing the U.S.-Korea Clean Energy Technology Partnership.

September 23, 2011
U.S., China Reach Agreement on Intellectual Property Protections for U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center

Joint Research Teams Will Focus on Electric Vehicles, Building Efficiency, and Clean Coal