May 25, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Officially launching the U.S. – China Energy Policy Dialogue, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Minister Zhang Guobao, Vice Chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). The Dialogue will strengthen energy-related interactions between China and the United States, the world’s two largest energy consumers. The MOU follows Secretary Abraham’s meeting in Beijing with NDRC Chairman Ma Kai in January 2004. The new agreement will build upon the two country’s current cooperative ventures. The U.S. and China are currently engaged in bilateral collaboration in nuclear, fossil energy, energy efficiency and renewable energy.