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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.

May 16, 2011
DOE Announces Funding for U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center


Washington, D.C. - As part of the Partnership to Advance Clean Energy announced by President Obama and Prime Minister Singh of India last November, the Department of Energy has committed $25 million over the next five years to support the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC).

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 19, 2011
U.S., China Partner to Counter Nuclear Smuggling

New Agreement Will Support the Establishment of a First-of-its-Kind Training Center in Asia

January 19, 2011
U.S., China Sign Agreement to Establish Center of Excellence on Nuclear Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the signing of a government-to-government agreement with the People's Republic of China to establish a Center of Excellence in China to promote effective nuclear security and safeguards. U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) Chairman Chen Qiufa signed the memorandum of understanding, which was announced during the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington.