WASHINGTON, June 21, 2017 - DOE is closing its Office of International Climate and Technology, which was formed under the Obama administration in 2010. The department plans to continue the work of the office by splitting it up among regional offices. The office, with 11 employees, did not receive funding in President Trump’s 2018 budget plan released in May. The New York Times notes that the office is the only one in DOE to have “climate” in part of its name. The newspaper said that the office played a lead role in preparing for the annual Clean Energy Ministerial, a forum in which countries shared insights on how best to promote energy efficiency, electric vehicles and other solutions to climate change.