US, Israel establish joint center for energy cooperation

The United States and Israel have established a center for energy cooperation to develop innovative technologies that tackle issues such as energy cybersecurity and using water for energy production, among others.

The center, titled the US-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology, is launching with $16 million in funds appointed collectively by the United States Congress, the Israeli government, as well as private sector partners.

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Israeli Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz signed an agreement on June 25th at the US Chamber of Commerce, officially launching the center.

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Source: Israel21c