U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Solar Energy Technologies Program – News
United States and United Kingdom Team Up on Clean Energy
May 20, 2004
The United Kingdom announced on May 20th that it will join the
"Efficient Energy for Sustainable Development Partnership" (EESD) of
the U.S. Clean Energy Initiative. On April 28th, the United States
joined the "Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership"
(REEEP), which is led by the United Kingdom. Both partnerships promote
sustainable, affordable energy throughout the world. Under the
agreements, the U.S. and U.K. partners will work together and leverage
human and financial resources to maximize their impact in building
markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The EESD and REEEP originated at the World Summit on Sustainable
Development—held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002—and
provide new and flexible ways to achieve the common goal of maximizing
the energy sector's contribution to economic, social, and
environmental development. Both are market-oriented partnerships among
developed and developing countries that will share knowledge,
communicate across national boundaries, and help spread best practices
to overcome barriers to the increased use of clean energy. See the
DOE press release.