Oil and Energy Minister to the U.S.

The U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has invited 25 ministers to Washington to discuss clean energy. The conference will last two days. The purpose of the conference is declared to accelerate technology development and implementation of clean energy through global partnerships between governments and industry.

-It's very positive that the U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu takes this initiative. Increased access to clean energy is needed to address climate change. It is therefore important that energy ministers come together to establish global partnerships to increase production and improve the supply of clean energy , said Oil and Energy Minister Terje Riis- Johansen.

He also added he is keen to gain more knowledge about the causes of the serious and tragic accident in Mexico and strressed how important it is to get the best possible understanding of the reasons of the accident. “-Now, I go to the United States to meet the relevant authorities and enterprises then we will use lessons learned from the accident in the work with the management of the Norwegian shelf , “stated Terje Riis- Johansen.

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