Washington, DC - Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein will travel to Argentina June 21 to June 23, 2016 for meetings with Argentine federal and provincial government officials and energy industry leaders to discuss shared energy security interests, ways to support Argentina’s commitment to expanding generation with renewable energy, and the responsible and sustainable development of its vast energy resources.

The United States commends Argentina on its support for the Paris Agreement and vision to increase the use of renewables. The United States Department of State is pleased to provide technical assistance to Argentina to help it develop its resources in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner and to maximize the benefit of their development as well as to help Argentina develop and implement the frameworks needed for increasing the use of clean and renewable energy strategies.

This visit underscores the deep engagement between the Department of State and Argentina on energy issues. The Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) has a wealth of experience to contribute from its work around the globe including work in the region on issues including energy diversification, regional interconnection and market integration, renewable energy development, energy efficiency, best practices in unconventional gas development, and actions to help implement COP 21 commitments to reduce energy sector emissions.