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Energy is at the nexus of national security, economic prosperity, and the environment. The Department of State’s work in national security, bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, commercial advocacy, environment and development are widely affected by energy concerns. The Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) is working to ensure that all our diplomatic relationships advance our interests in having access to secure, reliable, and ever-cleaner sources of energy.

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 of energy.

Energy Transformation: To stimulate the market forces that will sustain transformational energy policies in terms of alternative and renewable energy sources, 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 modern energy services.

Energy Security in the Caribbean Video, Bureau of Energy Resources

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U.S.-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit, May 3-4

May 4: Vice President Joe Biden delivers a keynote speech at the U.S.-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit.

Also see: Camera SprayFamily Photo | Meeting With Heads of Delegation

Secretary Kerry (May 3):
"The choices we make with respect to energy are going to define whether your country is up or down, where it's going, whether you're moving in the right direction or staying in the past or even moving in the wrong direction." Full Text» Task Force Report: English | Spanish» More»

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

Secretary Kerry (Apr. 5):
"For the first time in history -- despite the low price of coal, oil, and gas -- more of the world's money was spent fostering renewable energy technologies than was spent on new fossil fuel plants. That's a revolution." Full Text» More»

Remarks at the Energy Council 2016 Federal Energy and Environmental Matters Conference

PDAS Mary Burce Warlick gives a keynote speech March 4 at the annual Washington meeting of the “Energy Council.” The Energy Council is comprised of elected U.S. state and Canadian provincial legislators from energy producing states and provinces. Full Text»


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