What We Do
The Office of European and Eurasian Affairs supports the Department’s mission by developing, fostering, and implementing strong energy partnerships in Europe and Eurasia, and leading the Department’s policy engagement and technical cooperation with countries throughout Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Eastern Mediterranean. Its work focuses on helping these governments diversify and decarbonize their energy sectors, creating spaces for U.S. and European energy businesses to connect and collaborate, fostering technical partnerships that can solve our most intractable energy challenges, and sparking innovation in the energy sector through targeted trainings, outreach, and events.
- For nearly a decade, the office has provided support to the government of Ukraine, and that support has only deepened since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The Office continues to play a leading role in supporting Ukrainian allies through this crisis, including through the provision and transportation with the Department of Defense of ten military cargo loads of emergency electrical equipment starting in December 2022, policy and energy planning support, cybersecurity support, and more. Hear the Department's podcast on this effort featuring Assistant Secretary Light here.
- Through our signature program, the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC), the office provides policymakers and civil-society stakeholders within Eastern and Central Europe with the resources and technical tools to build secure, resilient, climate-conscious energy systems. The initiative brings together 24 European countries and the European Union for annual events, including technical trainings, policy exchanges, and a high-level ministers’ meeting and business forum.
- The U.S.-EU Energy Council is the leading forum to guide bilateral energy cooperation between the U.S. and the EU. The Council is a high-level body launched in 2009 to deepen coordination on strategic energy issues and R&D. The Secretary of Energy co-chairs the Energy Council with the Secretary of State on the U.S. side. The EU’s High Representative for External Affairs, Vice President for Energy Union and Commissioner for Energy and Climate serve as co-chairs on the EU side. The US-EU Energy Council last met in April 2023 in Brussels, Belgium.
- The office coordinates several bilateral partnerships and dialogues, including those with France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Through these platforms, we work with our international partners on energy policy, technology and innovation, advance energy transitions, and collaborate on reaching our mutual climate goals.
- Ukraine. Read about our office’s support for Ukraine here: DOE’s One Year of Supporting Ukraine | Department of Energy
- US-EU Energy Council. Linked here are the outcomes of our most recent U.S.-EU Energy Council Meeting held in April 2023: Joint Statement by the U.S. and EU following the 10th U.S.-EU Energy Council | Department of Energy
- P-TECC. If you want to learn more about P-TECC, you can watch the full proceedings of our most recent Ministerial and Business Forum in March 2023 here: Fourth meeting of the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC) - Atlantic Council
- France. Check out the details of our U.S.-France Bilateral Clean Energy Partnership, as outlined in a November 2022 Joint Statement here: U.S.-France Bilateral Clean Energy Partnership Joint Statement | Department of Energy
- UK. Secretary Granholm traveled to the United Kingdom in February 2023 to convene our U.S.-UK Strategic Energy Dialogue. Learn more here: U.S.-U.K. Strategic Energy Dialogue Joint Statement | Department of Energy