Today at the Copenhagen climate conference, on behalf of President Obama, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the launch of a new initiative to promote clean energy technologies in developing countries.  Secretary Chu also welcomed progress under the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) and invited his counterparts in MEF and other countries to a first-ever Clean Energy Ministerial next year.

The Secretary of Energy’s presentation slides can be found here.

I’m still trying to work out why China and Russia, more than any others, are conspicuously absent from the list of lead countries in the Major Economies Forum Technology Action Plans…