U.S. - Cuba Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 14, 2016


Today, the United States Departments of State and Energy co-chaired the first U.S.-Cuba Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group in Washington, D.C. Participants discussed regional developments related to clean energy, including renewable energy and energy efficiency, and exchanged ideas and information on how the United States and Cuba can move forward on this shared interest.

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group participants also shared information about domestic and international energy policies and established a meeting framework for future collaboration. The working group was jointly proposed and agreed to at the U.S.-Cuba Economic Dialogue on September 12 in Washington, D.C.

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group is made up of officials from the United States Department of State and Department of Energy and officials from Cuba’s Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Foreign Relations, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment, and Ministry of Industry.

For further information, please contact Alexandra Z. Tenny at TennyAZ@state.gov (202) 647-7970, or visit 2009-2017.state.gov/e/enr or Twitter @EnergyAtState.