US State Dept. appoints special envoy, coordinator for energy affairs

US Department of State

Within the US State Department, Amos Hochstein has been appointed special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs. Hochstein has been acting in this capacity since Aug. 1.

The special envoy oversees US foreign policy engagement in the critical intersection of energy and national security, advises the secretary on global energy security and diplomacy, and promotes US interests to ensure that energy resources are used to increase economic opportunity, stability, and prosperity around the world. The special envoy also advises the secretary on US strategy to advance global integration of renewable and clean energy sources.

Prior to his appointment as acting special envoy, Hochstein served for three years as deputy assistant secretary for energy diplomacy.

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