Skip to comments.U.S. Brings Diplomacy to Politics Of Energy (HIllary Creates Dept. of Energy in Dept. of State)
Posted on 11/16/2011 9:37:14 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
The State Department is creating a bureau to focus exclusively on energy, a sign of the growing importance of energy issues to U.S. foreign policy and national security.
The new Bureau of Energy Resources, which opens shop Wednesday, is designed to help shore up stable supplies of affordable energy for the U.S. and avoid crippling effects of supply shocks and disruptions.
The agency also will promote clean energy and changes in markets to make alternative-energy technology more competitive, an effort to open the door for U.S. exports in a fast-growing sector. It will also promote sustainable energy in developing countries as a way to boost economic growth.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flagged the creation of the new bureau in a speech last month, saying: "You can't talk about our economy or foreign policy without talking about energy." Other bureaus at the State Department target particular international issues such as arms control, refugees and migration, and oceans and scientific affairs. The Bureau of Energy Resources will succeed and expand on the existing office of the envoy for international energy, with a six-fold increase in personnel brought from elsewhere in the State Department to foster "sustained engagement" with other countries, said Carlos Pascual, new head of the bureau.
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Oh, since State is taking over energy policy, then we can shut down DoE.
It had to happen. The US admin devolving into the Onion.
Don’t be silly, we need three Departments of Energy, a domestic DoE, a foreign DoE and a whole new DoE to reconcile the disagreements between the two.
Later we can institute a Department of Redundancy Department...
Sure. You laugh now...
Laugh-a while you can, monkey boy...
Head of this movement is Calos Pascual, a State Department minority hire who comes out of the Brookings Institute. Anyone who thinks this guy is pro-business should have his head examined.
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