U.S.-Brazil Clean Energy Industry Dialogue (CEID)
On August 18th, 2022, the U.S. and Brazilian Governments launched a new forum for public-private discussion and partnership that will complement the U.S.-Brazil Energy Forum (USBEF) and allow for new initiatives on clean energy that are driven by the private sector. This is a fully inclusive initiative that is open to U.S. and Brazilian companies, industry associations, and other stakeholder organizations of all sizes and along the full value chain.
To increase bilateral clean energy trade, investment, partnership, and deployment while advancing climate ambition.
A flexible structure that will evolve over time as clean energy evolves, with the government and private sector as equal partners in shaping the agenda and the outcomes. The governments will convene their agencies in support of the CEID’s goals, for a whole-of-government approach.
- Read a press release from the Department of Energy: The United States and Brazil Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation on Energy and Launch a New Public-Private Cooperation to Promote Clean Energy
For the U.S. Government, the Departments of Commerce & Energy. For the Brazilian Government, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs & Mines and Energy. For the U.S. and Brazilian private sectors, opportunities to lead action committees, action plans, and drive deliverables will be open to all participants, with the aim of balanced bilateral representation.
For more information on CEID, please contact the following:
Brazil Desk Officer
READOUT: LAUNCH OF THE CARBON AND METHANE MANAGEMENT ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE UNITED STATES – BRAZIL CLEAN ENERGY INDUSTRIAL DIALOGUE (CEID)
October 10, 2023
On October 10, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce, Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy, and Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs met with U.S. and Brazilian stakeholders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to launch the Carbon and Methane Management Action Committee of the U.S.-Brazil Clean Energy Industry Dialogue (CEID). Initially focusing on Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), the goal of the Carbon and Methane Management Action Committee of the CEID is to promote the exchange of information and best practices, increase bilateral trade, and encourage more partnerships and investment between the United States and Brazil.
Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy, Alexandre Silveira and DOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Brad Crabtree opened the program, highlighting the two countries’ recent accomplishments on CCUS programs, incentives, and legislative activities. The two governments presented on respective plans for CCUS, followed by a private sector-led discussion on projects, barriers, and opportunities in CCUS in the United States and Brazil. The conversations highlighted the need for strong legal and regulatory frameworks, integrating carbon capture utilization and storage into existing clean energy incentive programs, cooperation on assessment of geological resources for carbon storage, infrastructure for carbon transportation, and collaboration on life cycle assessment methodologies. Other notable takeaways included the importance of community engagement and a social license to operate clean energy projects, including quality jobs and workforce development.
The meeting highlighted the importance of the new public-private bilateral forum to promote exchange of knowledge and experience through CCUS pilots and CCUS hubs developments in the two countries. Given the United States and Brazil’s leadership in oil, natural gas, and biofuels production, as well as their large industrial footprint, the meeting revealed the relevance of CCUS, as one of the technology pathways to decarbonize these sectors. The Governments of the United States and Brazil closed the meeting inviting private sector participants to continue the conversation in a future public-private bilateral meeting of the Carbon and Methane Action Committee of the CEID, planned for the first quarter of 2024.