Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 16, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu praised growing cooperation on energy and climate issues among the nations of the Western Hemisphere in an op-ed published today by the Miami Herald. Their piece also appeared in Spanish in La Opinión and in a number of newspapers across the hemisphere.

“The Americas are blessed with talent, ingenuity and resources, and we can go further, faster by working together than by working alone,” the Secretaries wrote. “Clean, reliable energy will provide a foundation for broad-based economic growth that will widen the circle of prosperity across our hemisphere and also reduce our carbon emissions.”

Yesterday, Secretaries Clinton and Chu addressed energy ministers from across the Western Hemisphere at a meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) in Washington and announced a series of new initiatives to address clean energy and energy security in the Western Hemisphere.

Read Secretary Clinton’s remarks here:

Read more from the Department of Energy here:

The full text of the Secretaries’ op-ed in the Miami Herald follows: [Editor's Note: The text is available in the Secretary's Remarks section of this website.]

PRN: 2010/465