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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

September 13, 2011
Energy, Transportation Ministers from Asia-Pacific Nations Pledge Cooperation on Cleaner, More Energy-Efficient Transportation

SAN FRANCISCO – Energy and transportation ministers from 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region today agreed to continue progress on initiatives to make transportation in the region cleaner and more energy-efficient, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today.

The announcement came during the first-ever joint Transportation and Energy Ministerial Conference held by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the principal economic organization for the region.  Secretaries LaHood and Chu hosted the San Francisco meeting.

September 13, 2011
Secretary Chu Reaffirms Commitment to Energy Cooperation with Japan

Secretary Chu met with the Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Seishu Makino, and reaffirmed the shared commitment of the United States and Japan to cooperate on a range of energy issues.

April 8, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces Progress on International Initiatives to Promote Clean Energy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu this week joined with energy ministers and high-level representatives from more than 20 governments to announce renewed support for 11 international clean energy initiatives at the second Clean Energy Ministerial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. These initiatives are helping to accelerate the global transition to a clean energy future, with the goal of eliminating the need to build more than 500 mid-size power plants worldwide in the next 20 years, among other goals.

March 22, 2011
DOE Announces Second RFI on Rare Earth Metals

Washington, D.C. - The Department of Energy today released a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting information from the public on rare earth metals and other materials used in the energy sector.

January 18, 2011
Progress Report on U.S.-China Clean Energy Cooperation

The Department of Energy report demonstrates the substantial progress made to date on a number of clean energy initiatives between China and the United States

January 1, 2011
U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue Report Released

The report provides an overview of the twenty joint projects and progress made by three working groups under the CED's Action Plan in the areas of carbon capture and storage (CCS), electricity grid, and clean energy research and development.

December 23, 2010
EnSys Energy Report on Keystone XL Pipeline

As part of ongoing analysis, the Department of Energy's Office of Policy and International Affairs commissioned a report on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project.

December 10, 2010
United States-Russia Joint Statement on the Results of the Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security Working Group Meeting

Working Group meeting paves way for further U.S.-Russia cooperation on shared goals

November 17, 2010
Transatlantic Workshop on Electric Vehicles and Grid Connectivity

The U.S.-EU Energy Council convened equipment suppliers and manufacturers, utilities, policymakers, standards organizations, and government agencies to discuss mutually beneficial near-term actions to accelerate the introduction of electric vehicles to the market.

October 7, 2010
Department of Energy Announces Third Grant for U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy & International Affairs David Sandalow announced today that Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will receive $12.5 million over the next five years to lead a consortium on energy-efficient building technologies under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC). The funding will be matched by the consortium partners to provide at least $25 million in total U.S. funding. Chinese counterparts will contribute an additional $25 million.

August 31, 2010
U.S.-China Electric Vehicle and Battery Technology Workshop

DOE's Office of Policy and International Affairs and China's Ministry of Science and Technology convened a 3-day workshop at Argonne National Laboratory that brought together more than 100 U.S. and Chinese experts from government, industry, and academia to discuss progress made in the electric vehicle industry to date and opportunities for increased collaboration.

August 22, 2010
Hawaii-Okinawa Clean and Efficient Energy Partnership

U.S. and Japanese energy experts from the national and local governments will visit Okinawa and Hawaii from August 22-September 4, 2010, to exchange views and offer recommendations on future cooperative activities that the United States and Japan can carry out to support the “Hawaii-Okinawa Partnership on Clean and Efficient Energy Development and Deployment” signed by the U.S. Department of Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, State of Hawaii, and Prefecture of Okinawa in Tokyo on June 17, 2010.

May 26, 2010
U.S.-China Clean Energy Fora

Assistant Secretary David Sandalow co-hosted the U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum, the U.S.-China Renewable Energy Forum and the U.S.-China Advanced Biofuels Forum in Beijing. These three fora were established under the clean energy cooperation measures announced by President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao in 2009.

May 6, 2010
DOE Announces RFI on Rare Earth Metals

Washington, D.C. - The Department of Energy has released a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting information on rare earth metals and other materials used in the energy sector.

March 13, 2009
Secretary Chu Stresses Global Cooperation on Energy, Economic and Climate Challenges in Talks with World Energy Ministers

Washington, DC - In recent discussions with a broad range of world energy ministers, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has stressed the need for global cooperation on energy, economic and climate challenges.  Over the past several weeks, Secretary Chu's dialogue with representatives of both energy producing and consuming nations has reinforced the Obama Administration's commitment to energy independence and stressed the shared opportunities to create jobs and boost the global economy through energy efficiency and the development of lower carbon fuels.