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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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David Turk
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Climate and Technology
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Recent Blog Posts

  • December 7, 2015

    Launched at COP21 in Paris, the Global Lighting Challenge is a race to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality and affordable lighting fixtures and bulbs (like LEDs) around the world.

  • December 1, 2015
    The United States of America and the Federative Republic of Brazil reaffirmed their shared commitment to joint energy and science cooperation and to the exchange of ideas during the third plenary meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialogue.  U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall co-chaired the meeting with Brazil’s Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Luiz Eduardo Barata Ferreira on November 13 in Washington, D.C.
  • November 29, 2015

    President Obama joins world leaders in announcing “Mission Innovation,” an initiative to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation to address climate change.

  • September 22, 2015

    Yesterday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Indian Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal co-chaired the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue here in Washington, DC. Their discussions focused on our mutual goals for combatting climate change, ensuring energy security, and fostering economic growth.