Joint Statement Between METI and the U.S. Department of Energy on Cooperation toward Energy Security and Clean Energy Transition

January 11, 2023

On Monday, January 9 (U.S. time), METI and the United States Department of Energy discussed and issued a joint statement regarding energy security and cooperation for the clean energy transitions.


On January 9, 2023, Mr. Nishimura, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting with H.E. Jennifer M. Granholm, United States Secretary of Energy. In light of the situation surrounding global energy security, they discussed strengthening clean energy cooperation, nuclear energy cooperation and other related issues, and announced a joint statement.

Key Points of the Joint Statement

Minister Nishimura and U.S. Secretary of Energy Granholm discussed the importance of energy security and clean energy transitions, and issued a joint statement. The main points of the joint statement are as follows.

  • Support for upstream investment in the United States to enhance energy security.
  • Development and construction of next-generation advanced reactors, maximizing use of existing reactors and building robust nuclear component and fuel supply-chains, including uranium fuel.
  • Strengthening policies on clean hydrogen and ammonia, and further expanding ongoing cooperation between U.S. and Japanese companies.
  • Recognizing the progress of the Japan-U.S. Clean Energy and Energy Security Initiative (CEESI) and developing this initiative
  • Cooperation for Japan’s 2023 G7 Presidency