Office of International Affairs

  • The Office of International Affairs

    The Office of International Affairs applies knowledge of energy technologies, markets, and policies to advance U.S. objectives in energy security, clean energy deployment, and national security.

  • Mission Innovation

    Twenty countries commit to doubling their respective clean energy research and development investment over five years.

  • Clean Energy Ministerial

    The Clean Energy Ministerial is a high-level global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy.

  • U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue

    President Obama and Prime Minister Harper launched the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue in 2009 to encourage the development of clean energy technologies.

Our Mission

The Office of International Affairs has primary responsibility in the Department of Energy for international energy cooperation in energy, science, and technology.

The Assistant Secretary for International Affairs (IA) advises the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and other relevant DOE leadership on strategic implementation of the United States’ international energy policy.  IA leads and develops the Department’s bilateral and multilateral R&D cooperation, including investment and trade activities, and represents the Department and United States Government in interagency processes, intergovernmental forums, and bilateral and multilateral proceedings that address the development and implementation of energy policies, strategies and objectives.


Jonathan Elkind
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs
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Paula Gant
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
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Andrea Lockwood
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Eurasia
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