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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.

The Importance of Regional Natural Gas Hubs

Date: 2015 Description: The financial district skyline of Singapore. © AP Image Special Envoy Hochstein: "As I write these lines, key players in global energy markets, including chief executives, senior government officials and leading analysts are gathering here for the Singapore International Energy Week, which opened just days ago. One significant idea is Singapore's push to be South-east Asia's liquefied natural gas (LNG) energy hub, and what this means for the region's economy and security." DipNote»

U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Act on Climate: Celebration of Energy and Environment Cooperation Panel

Secretary Kerry: "There are many ways to reduce emissions. We’re looking at heavy duty and other vehicles as part of the working group. We’re looking at smart grids. We’re working on carbon capture utilization and storage. We’re looking at energy efficiency in buildings and industry." Full Text»


Secretary Kerry: "The jobs of the future will be tied to the energy sources of the future. And so investing in energy and innovation and sustainability is among the smartest investments that any businessperson or government can make today, and that’s why we are supporting efforts such as the Connecting the Americas 2022 regional electricity market from Mexico to Colombia. It’s why in January the United States hosted the Caribbean Energy Summit and committed to a plan of action to promote clean energy for all. And just this month in Jamaica, President Obama launched a number of initiatives to support the development of alternative power sources in the Caribbean and in Central America." Full Text»


Special Envoy Hochstein: "I am here to say that the United States government wants to be involved in renewable energy in the Caribbean, and that is why we are here today. I am here not by myself, I am here with a delegation from across the U.S. government, from several different agencies that is here today and will be here for the next couple of days. Full Text»

address on European Energy Security at German Marshall Fund



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