Bilateral Relations

Mayawati Kumari Rallies Ahead Of Indian Elections

WASHINGTON – Building on our strong international partnerships to accelerate grid modernization, research and deployment, the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability today announced a new Funding Opportunity Announcement for joint research on smart grid and energy storage under the U.S.–India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research (PACE-R). The Energy Department (DOE)… Keep reading →

The sun sets behind the main Palestinian

Jerusalem – The Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, and the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, this morning signed an amendment to an existing agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure that will further enhance cooperation between the two countries.… Keep reading →

How The U.S. And Canada Are Fighting Climate Change Together

Prime Minister Harper And Supporters Await Election Results

It is fitting that the United States and Canada — who share the longest common border of any two countries in the world — also share common values and priorities. These have driven and will continue to drive our strong commitment and collaboration on a pathway to a clean energy future. This collective commitment was… Keep reading →

Israel marks 30th anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War

When Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu cancelled his planned visit to Washington recently, many speculated that he was protesting the continued lack of agreement on the amount of U.S. military aid to be embodied in a new ten-year memorandum of understanding (MOU). Vice President Joe Biden, who enjoys a close friendship with Netanyahu, visited Israel… Keep reading →

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

As previously reported in the Trade & Manufacturing Alert, on November 6, 2015, President Obama officially rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Oil Price Rise Sees Increase in Suez Canal Traffic

Following their latest visit to Egypt, the former congressman and White House counsel who constitute an Institute task force shared their views on the country’s leadership, economy, and prospects for better ties with Washington.  On November 5, 2015, Vin Weber and Gregory B. Craig addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute covering their recent… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

On August 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the approval of licenses for limited exchanges of crude oil between the U.S. and Mexico; namely, swapping Mexico’s heavy grade crude with lighter grade U.S. crude. The decision addresses the mismatch between the light sweet crude oil produced… Keep reading →