Following the P5+1 talks with Iran in Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to London on November 24 to meet with U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague and Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton accompanied the Secretary as he traveled from Geneva, Switzerland, to London, U.K.  Go to state.gov for trip details and more photos from the Secretary’s travel.

Following the P5+1 talks with Iran in Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to London on November 24 to meet with U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague and Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton accompanied the Secretary as he traveled from Geneva, Switzerland, to London, U.K.  Go to state.gov for trip details and more photos from the Secretary’s travel.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with High Representative of the European Union Catherine Ashton at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/02/204788.htm

Joint Statement on the U.S.-EU Energy Council

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 5, 2012


The fourth U.S.-EU Energy Council met today in Brussels and was chaired by EU High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton, Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman. The Energy Council, a central component of the U.S.-EU energy relationship, promotes transparent and secure global energy markets; fosters cooperation on regulatory frameworks that encourage the efficient and sustainable use of energy; and identifies joint research priorities that promote clean energy technologies. These actions help to boost economic growth, reduce carbon emissions, and create new jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Energy Security

The Energy Council recognized the ongoing work in consolidating the EU internal energy market, which has greatly reduced the vulnerabilities of EU member states to gas supply disruption, diversified choices for electricity and gas sources and routes, and improved the opportunities for renewable energy producers.

The Energy Council recognized the expansion of shale gas and shale oil production in the United States, which is having a profound impact on global energy markets. The Council also acknowledged the continued importance of exchanging information on best practices and regulatory requirements, in particular within the framework of the high level platform on unconventional gas best practices planned by the International Energy Agency. MORE

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks with Bosnian Presidency Chairman Bakir Izetbegovic and European Union High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 30, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton meet with members of the Bosnian Presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 30, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton meet with members of the Bosnian Presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 30, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in New York City on September 23, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in New York City on September 23, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton participates in the US-NATO-EU trilateral meeting with European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, right, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, left, in Chicago, Illinois, on May 20, 2012. [Photo by Ralf-Finn Hestoft]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton participates in the US-NATO-EU trilateral meeting with European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, right, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, left, in Chicago, Illinois, on May 20, 2012. [Photo by Ralf-Finn Hestoft]

Secretary Clinton Meets With EU High Representative Ashton

 

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