Last week, the third annual Clean Energy Ministerial – a global forum for government ministers responsible for clean energy technology – came to a close, having led to the establishment of several notable initiatives on energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage-technology demonstration, and the sharing of data, among others. One development that received scant attention, however, was the signing of an agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom to collaborate on the research and development of floating wind turbine technology. The agreement could not only help lead to breakthroughs in an important and innovative technology, but is also a promising model for future collaboration between nations.
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June 12, 2014