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Date: 10/11/2012 Description: Wind turbines on top of hill © AP Image Date: 10/11/2012 Description: Solar panels in a field © AP Image Date: 10/11/2012 Description: An undated picture shows a Qatari Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) tanker ship being loaded up with LNG at Raslaffans Sea Port, northern Qatar.
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The Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) will ensure that all our diplomatic relationships advance our interests in having access to secure, reliable, and ever-cleaner sources of energy. The establishment of ENR is a direct result of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR).

The Bureau of Energy Resources has three core objectives:

Energy Diplomacy: To manage the geopolitics of today’s energy economy through reinvigorated energy diplomacy with major producers and consumers.

Energy Transformation: To stimulate the market forces that will sustain transformational energy policies in terms of alternative energy, electricity, development, and reconstruction.

Energy Transparency and Access: To expand good governance, increase transparency, and improve commercially viable and environmentally sustainable access to the 1.3 billion people without energy services.

Secretary Kerry Keynotes Energy Forum Full Text»









"Geopolitics of the Global Energy Revolution," Former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Carlos Pascual/Sept. 25, 2013/Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy. Full Text»


ENR is led by Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein. The Bureau operates under the oversight of Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.


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