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October 19, 2011

New Clean Energy Partnership with the Republic of Korea Announced

DOE and the Republic of Korea signed on October 10 a new agreement establishing the U.S.-Korea Clean Energy Technology Partnership that will strengthen bilateral cooperation in clean energy technology research and development. The United States and the Republic of Korea cooperate closely in many multilateral initiatives, including the Major Economies Forum, Clean Energy Ministerial, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the International Energy Agency, and the Korea-led Global Green Growth Institute.

The agreement states that the two countries will cooperate on clean energy research in energy efficiency, renewable energy, smart grid technology, green transportation, carbon capture and storage, and energy storage systems. Researchers from both countries will be able to exchange scientific and technical information, organize workshops, and consult to promote joint research and development projects, among other forms of collaboration. See the DOE press release.