Volume 27 - October 18, 2010 - OpEds & Commentaries

EU-US Energy Council Launched

bridges vol. 24, December 2009 / Institutions & Organizations

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The EU-US Energy Council was launched in Washington, DC, with the aim of providing a new framework for tightening transatlantic dialogue on energy issues. The council will address, on a strategic level, topics on energy security supply and policies to promote low carbon energy sources, while strengthening the ongoing scientific collaboration on sustainable and clean energy technologies.

The initial meeting included the Commissioners for Energy, Andris Piebalgs, External Relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, and Research, Janez Potocnik, with the US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and US Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg to launch the EU-US Energy Council. The work of the council will be structured through working groups of senior officials from both sides that will focus on energy policies, global energy security, and global markets, and energy technologies research cooperation.

 

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