The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Summit took place on September 28th in Paris. The Summit brought together Ministers of Energy from all over the world to engage in discussions and enhance cooperation. This year, Ministers came together to discuss ways to better source and process critical minerals, which are vital for the clean energy transition.
The U.S. Delegation was led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who engaged on crucial topics such as securing supply chains, enhancing technologies, and protecting the environment, among others. During the ministerial, Secretary Granholm met with her counterparts and attended plenary discussions with IEA partners to discuss the green transition. The Secretary stressed the importance of working with our international partners to sustainably maintain the global supply of critical minerals that are key to meeting our climate goals and advancing energy security for our nations. “Cooperation is the best response to coercion… most recently in the face of Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine,” she noted.