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Australia and the US join forces on path to net zero

13 July 2022
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen and US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm

On Monday, 12 July 2022, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen and United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm signed the Australia – United States Net Zero Technology Acceleration Partnership, at the Sydney Energy Forum.

This is a formal partnership to accelerate the development and deployment of zero emissions technology and cooperate on critical minerals supply chains to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while supercharging economic growth. Reducing emissions while growing our economies and jobs is a challenge and opportunity that requires global effort.

The Partnership is signed on the same day as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Commonwealth Scientific, Research, and Industry Organisation (CSIRO) and the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at the Sydney Energy Forum. The MoU is an example of the increasing cooperation between Australia and the United States to develop clean energy technologies.

Minister for Climate Change and Energy, the Hon Chris Bowen said “This partnership is a huge milestone in ramping up the US and Australia’s shared commitment to ambitious climate action and energy security”

US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said “The Australia-U.S. Net Zero Technology Acceleration Partnership reflects our nations’ joint commitment to grow our energy capacity and obtain the full advantages of affordable, diverse and secure clean energy.“

Via Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

L to R: CSIRO’s Bronwyn Fox and NREL’s Peter Green, flanked by Australian Energy Minister Bowen and US Energy Secretary Granholm.