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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 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.

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 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

December 6, 2010
Secretary Chu to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancun

Washington, DC - On Sunday and Monday, December 5-6, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. 

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.

November 3, 2010
Deputy Secretary Poneman to Attend International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation Meeting in Jordan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will represent the United States at the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) Executive Committee Meeting in Jordan on Thursday, November 4, 2010. The conference aims to advance cooperation among participating states to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy in a manner that meets high standards of safety, security and nonproliferation.

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.

June 15, 2010
Deputy Secretary Poneman to Attend APEC Energy Ministers Meeting in Fukui, Japan

Will also travel to Tokyo and Seoul to meet with government officials and discuss ways to strengthen cooperation on energy issues

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.

January 8, 2010
DOE Announces Clean Energy Projects for Low-Carbon Communities of the Americas Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In support of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas announced by President Obama at the 2009 Summit of the Americas, Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy has selected three initial projects under the Low-Carbon Communities of the Americas (LCCA) - a program launched in June 2009 to assist countries in Latin America with sustainable energy market transformation initiatives. 

October 7, 2009
Chu, Locke, Browner Call for Comprehensive Energy Plan at Clean Energy Economy Forum with Business Leaders

WASHINGTON - America needs a comprehensive energy plan to regain control of its energy future, revitalize its economy, and break a dependence on oil that threatens our prosperity, our environment, and our national security, top Obama Administration officials said today.  Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, and Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner headlined a Clean Energy Economy Forum on the campus of the White House with business leaders from around the country. 

September 30, 2009
DOE and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology Co-Host First Ever Electric Vehicle Forum

Beijing, China - Yesterday, the first-ever U.S.-China Electric Vehicle Forum concluded in Beijing, China, bringing together more than 140 U.S.

July 22, 2009
Chu: U.S. Can "Lead this New Industrial Revolution" in Clean Energy

Richmond Times-Dispatch op-ed highlights economic opportunities in energy and climate bill