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Washington, D.C.—Today, President Donald Trump will announce his strong support of energy policies that propel the U.S. as a world leader on all energy production and development, and supply.

To culminate White House Energy Week, President Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry will host Unleashing American Energy, an event to illuminate the plan and policies that will help the U.S. continue on a path to global energy dominance.

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USEA welcomes Indian Prime Minister Modi, sees strong collaboration on energy 

 
Washington, DC—On June 26, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, administration officials, industry and business leaders. 
 
USEA Executive Director, Barry Worthington, looks forward to a productive visit that promises strong cooperation between the U.S. and India on energy development, infrastructure expansion, resource management and other issues.
 
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The United States Energy Association USEA), through a United States Agency for International (USAID) supported project, has structured a landmark agreement among seven transmission system operators (TSOs) in seven countries in Eastern Europe to work together on planning, expanding and potentially interconnecting natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

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Washington, DC— On Thursday, President Trump announced that his administration would renegotiate U.S. obligations under the Paris Agreement.
In a statement, USEA Executive Director, Barry Worthington, said:

“USEA supports a clean energy economy, and we work to advance clean energy technologies, such as carbon capture and sequestration, which can reduce carbon emissions and meet global climate goals.

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for CCS. It also promotes awareness and champions legal, regulatory, financial, and institutional environments conducive to such technologies. The CSLF Secretariat plans to increase stakeholder outreach and engagement to align the CSLF message alongside other voices in the industry.

Request For Proposal

Please note that in order to provide bidders with an opportunity to develop the most efficient training program this RFP has been amended to extend the closing date. The new closing date is Friday, June 30th, 2017. The training course has been tentatively rescheduled for September 2017. Please also see USEA responses to questions submitted by potential bidders in Section X at the bottom of the document.

UPDATED REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Ethiopia Substation Operation & Maintenance Training

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Zagreb, Croatia— The U.S. Energy Association, through a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported project, has structured a landmark agreement among 7 transmission system operators (TSOs) in 7 countries in Southeast Europe to work together on planning, expanding and potentially interconnecting natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

The countries will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on May 16 in Zagreb under which they agree to develop network planning models, share pipeline network data, equipment information and other technical details.

Komunalno Brcko, the distribution utility for the Brcko district in Bosnia & Herzegovina; Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories of Pullman, Washington and the United States Agency for International Development partnered to install automated distribution management equipment for two small villages in Brcko. The pilot was designed as a proof of concept for the entire region of Southeast Europe. The project resulted in a 51% reduction in the number of outages and a 58% reduction in the duration of outages during the first year.

Women in Energy

The Women in Energy series is a joint project between USEA and USAID that was developed out of USEA’s Engendering Utilities Partnership, a program funded by USAID to improve gender policies and gender outcomes at their respective organizations.

 

March 23, 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

One of the main obstacles to the development of geothermal energy resources is the cost and risk associated with geothermal energy source. Various initiatives have been launched by governments, multi-lateral institutions, and donor groups to reduce the risk and incentivize the development of these geothermal resources by the public sector.

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April 11, 2017

USEA chief says we need policy parity to meet growing demand for energy, advance CCUS

Chicago—An energy policy that boosts all forms of energy development, not just renewable energy, is key to meeting the growing global energy demand and advancing carbon capture and utilization projects, U.S. Energy Association (USEA) Executive Director Barry Worthington told stakeholders at the Electric Power 2017 conference in Chicago on Tuesday.

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WEC Secretary General reveals results of new global energy survey at USEA

Uncertainty of commodity prices is most critical area of concern among executives

Washington, D.C.— The World Energy Council’s 2017 Issues Monitor reveals that uncertainty of commodity prices is top of mind among global energy executives in all regions, but especially in developing countries and emerging economies.

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Mar. 28, 2017 - 1:43 - Barry Worthington of the U.S. Energy Association on Trump’s executive order rolling back Obama-era climate policies.

Just as the White House signed a new Executive Order Tuesday reversing President Obama’s climate policies, USEA Executive Director Barry Worthington explains to Fox Business host, Trish Regan, just how overregulated the energy industry is. In the 20 years of the Clean Power Plan, three administrations enacted 8 regulations. In the eight years of his presidency, President Obama enacted 56. 

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March 24, 2017

USEA’s Worthington says Keystone XL good for North American energy security

Washington—U.S. Energy Association Executive Director Barry Worthington applauds President Trump’s decision Friday to approve the long-awaited permit required to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

In a statement issued Friday, Worthington said:

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March 7, 2017

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March 2, 2017

USEA congratulates newly confirmed U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Energy Association Executive Director, Barry Worthington congratulates Energy Secretary Rick Perry on his confirmation.

In a statement, Worthington said,

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February 24, 2017

USEA’s Worthington says Australia should consider an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Energy Association Executive Director, Barry Worthington told  Australian energy ministers and business leaders this week the country should consider using all of its resources to manage its energy challenges.