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Our Mission

The Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) leads the Department's efforts to develop and execute international energy policy to promote: energy security for the United States and its partners and allies; U.S. economic growth that benefits American business and people; and global political stability and prosperity through energy development.


Key Topics

Transatlantic Energy Security

Energy security in Europe has been a longstanding United States strategic priority and is fundamental to national security.

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Energy Resource Governance

We work to ensure that supply chains for the minerals that power renewable technologies remain open and that source countries have the right above-ground conditions to promote transparent mining practices.

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Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy)

Asia EDGE is an effort to strengthen energy security and expand affordable and reliable energy access across the Indo-Pacific.

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Energy Sanctions

Apply economic pressure on Russia, Iran, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to stop their destabilizing activities through the use of sanctions on their energy sectors.

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Energy Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean

Our work in this region focuses on building an integrated energy market to catalyze regional cooperation and bolster energy security.

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