Share enviromental technology with other countries
"We'll establish a program for the Department of Energy and our laboratories to share technology with countries across the region."
International coalitions advance Obama's promise
Updated: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 | By Catharine Richert
On the campaign trail, Barack Obama took a global view of climate change and energy production. One of his promises was to share clean energy technology with other countries.
President Obama has set up such partnerships with several countries.
In April 2009, Obama and Mexico President Felipe Calderon announced the Mexico Bilateral Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change, a program meant to share information about clean energy.
Specifically, the two countries will:
-- Promote the exchange of information between officials from Mexico and the United States about cooperation on greenhouse gas inventories and reduction strategies.
-- Work jointly to build wind and solar capacity along the border between Mexico and the United States.
-- Address renewable energy transmission and distribution between the two countries.
-- Promote academic and scientific exchanges on renewable energy.
Similar partnerships were announced with Canada, Japan and India.
In April, Obama also established the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, an additional effort meant, in part, to promote technological collaboration among the United States, Canada and Central and South America.
Obama promised to set up programs to share environmental technology with other countries, and he has. We'll move this pledge to a Promise Kept as a result.
The White House,
The United States and the 2009 Summit of the Americas: Security Our Citizens Future
, accessed Nov. 27, 2009
The White House, Joint Statement Between Prime Minister Dr. Singh and President Obama , accessed Nov. 27, 2009
The White House, US-Mexico Announce Bilateral Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change , accessed Nov. 27, 2009
The White House, Fact Sheet US-Japan Cooperation Clean Energy Technologies , accessed Nov. 27, 2009
We want to hear your suggestions and comments.
For tips or comments on our Obameter and our GOP-Pledge-O-Meter promise databases, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the wording of the promise.For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Keep up to date with Politifact:
- Sign up for our e-mail (about once a week)
- Put a free PolitiFact widget on your blog or Web page
- Subscribe to our RSS feeds on Truth-O-Meter items
- Subscribe to our RSS feeds on GOP Pledge-O-Meter items
- Subscribe to our RSS feeds on Obameter items
- Advertise on PolitiFact
- Shop the PolitiFact store for T-shirts, hats and other PolitiFact swag