Mar 18, 2022

Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee Meeting

Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee USA Meeting

Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee (CERAC)

The United States Government's  Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Under Secretary of State hosted the inaugural meeting of the Clean Energy Resources Advisory Committee (CERAC), a new industry advisory group private, March 15. CERAC's 15 member entities represent a range of sectors - including automotive; mining and processing; manufacture of batteries; recycling; traceability; mining standards; and mining investments – and will advise the Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources on strategies, programs, and policies related to clean mineral energy supply chains. Through Executive Order 14017, America's Supply Chains, and a series of other initiatives, the Biden-Harris administration is taking an action-based approach to strengthening supply chains critical to America's economic interests and - in the case of minerals for clean technologies - to the American climate. Goals. Private sector engagement and partnership are critical to these efforts, and CERAC will reinforce the Department of State's strong engagement with private sector entities working in critical minerals. On March 7-8, 2022, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment will be in Houston, Texas for CERAWeek 2022 to engage stakeholders local and foreign government officials on global issues, including supply chains, energy security and building the clean energy economy of the future. The President's Special Climate Envoy John Kerry, Special Advisor on Energy Security Amos Hochstein, and senior Office of Energy Resources official Harry Kamian will also attend CERA Week to promote clean energy policy goals and of security. During CERA Week, Undersecretary Fernandez will participate in panels and discussions with senior leaders from government, nonprofits, and the private sector on a range of issues. It will make deepening collaboration to accelerate the energy transition, ensuring equitable access to U.S. government resources, supporting U.S. businesses overseas, and working together to address supply chain disruptions. 'supply. The President's Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, will travel to Houston, Texas, March 6-7 to participate in Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) Week 2022. Secretary Kerry will also speak with representatives government and the private sector to discuss accelerating the energy transition. Kerry will also travel on March 7-10 to the California Bay Area to shine a light on America's own technology innovation. Along with Deputy Energy Secretary David Turk, he will engage with key stakeholders to support technology breakthroughs, including through site visits to Stanford University, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and a climate technology facility. Secretary Kerry will conduct a meeting with climate investors and entrepreneurs.