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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.