Energy

Cuba Signs Belt and Road Energy Pact with China

The Cuban Communist Party joined the official “Energy Alliance” of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) this week – an extension of the Chinese global infrastructure program focused on developing energy infrastructure globally.

China's President Xi Jinping (centre R) attends a meeting with Cuba's First Vice President of the Council of State Miguel Diaz-Canel (centre L) at the Great Hall of the People on June 18, 2013. Diaz-Canel is on an official visit to China from June 17 to 19. AFP PHOTO / …

Ethics Watchdog Files Complaint on Department of Energy Assistant Secretary

Protect the Public Trust, a government ethics watchdog group, filed another complaint on Thursday with the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Energy regarding Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Kelly Speakes-Backman possibly having repeated ethics violations.

Kelly Speakes-Backman is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and Acting Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy. (Screenshot via YouTube).