Energy Department eliminates Office of International Climate and Technology

June 16, 2017: U.S. Department of Energy officials have closed the department’s Office of International Climate and Technology, and the office’s eleven staff members were told this month, June, 2017, that their positions have been eliminated. The office was formed in 2010 to help the United States provide technical advice to other nations seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The office also played a lead role with preparing for the annual Clean Energy Ministerial, a forum in which the United States, China, India and other countries shared insights on how best to promote energy efficiency, electric vehicles and other solutions to climate change. Word about the closing came right before Rick Perry, the Energy Secretary, attended the latest Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Beijing from Tuesday, June 6 to Thursday, June 8, 2017, department employees said.

Attribution: The New York Times

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