On August 17, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman is travelling to Brazil with officials from the departments of State and Commerce, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and the Overseas Private Investment Corp to launch the U.S.-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialogue, announced by President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in March. The strategic dialogue will foster development of safe, secure, and affordable energy in an environmentally sound way, including energy from oil, natural gas, biofuels, alternative energy sources, and civilian nuclear energy.