Steven Chu, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, will travel to China from May 24-28 to highlight the benefit of U.S.-China partnerships and cooperation in the clean energy sector. He will visit with government officials, academia and members of the private sector in both Beijing and Shanghai to learn more about ways in which the two countries can work together on clean energy research and technology development.
‘As the world's two top energy consumers, energy producers and greenhouse gas emitters, the United States and China have already begun to look at innovative ways our two countries can benefit from working together and sharing ideas for clean energy technology,’ says Chu.
In March, Chu announced the availability of $37.5 million in U.S. funding over the next five years to support the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center, which will facilitate joint research and development of clean energy technologies by teams of scientists and engineers from both the U.S. and China.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy Â