The United States and Israel participate in annual U.S.-Israel Energy Meetings, which include participants from multiple agencies from each country. The U.S. Department of Energy leads the annual meetings for the United States, and the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy, and Water Resources leads the meetings for Israel. The U.S.-Israel Energy Meeting is a central part of the United States’ engagement with Israel on energy matters, and it is a priority for the Department of Energy.
U.S.-Israel Energy Meetings facilitate cooperation in a number of areas, including:
- natural gas policy
- natural gas technical issues
- clean transportation fuels
- the energy/water nexus
- energy storage, and
- critical energy infrastructure protection.
U.S.-Israel Energy Meetings also include energy sector site visits. On March 25, 2014, leaders of the U.S. and Israeli delegations signed the 2014 U.S.-Israel Energy Meeting Joint Statement, which covered some of the work accomplished at the 2014 Energy Meeting.