- The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) works to address climate change by engaging and assisting countries to increase decarbonization efforts and catalyzing market forces that are driving the global shift toward decarbonization and a more diversified energy mix. This includes increasing the deployment of clean energy technologies and services, including renewables and energy storage; promoting energy efficiency; and developing an enabling environment for transparent and sustainable sourcing of critical minerals necessary for the clean energy transition in resource-rich countries.
Clean Energy Resources and Climate:
The Bureau of Energy Resources is engaging with partners around the world, both bilaterally and multilaterally, through the Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI) to ensure that global energy supply chains are clean, safe, and sustainable-with the necessary resources and expertise. Of particular urgency, a World Bank study indicates demand for minerals used in clean energy technologies could rise by more than 450 percent by 2050 if clean energy technologies are deployed at a level consistent with the 1.5-degree Celsius trajectory of the Paris Climate Agreement.