Assistant Secretary Fannon Holds Workshop on Mineral Criticality and the Energy Transition

Office of the Spokesperson

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held a virtual workshop on governance of energy mineral supply chains on June 2, 2020.

This event furthered a global commitment to responsible sourcing of minerals and metals critical to clean energy.

Through the Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI), which was launched by the State Department one year ago, the United States and its partners promote policy frameworks that foster good governance and transparency in the energy minerals mining sector to improve the quality of investments in that sector and supply chain security.

This joint workshop featured remarks by Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources Frank Fannon, IRENA Director General Francesco La Camera, and Payne Institute Director Dr. Morgan Bazilian. Two panels were held discussing both governance and stewardship around the energy mineral supply chains. For more information on ERGI, visit