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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

Department of Energy LogoDepartment of Energy  : Mission: Ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

♦ Catalyze the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation’s energy system and secure U.S.
   leadership in clean energy technologies.
♦ Maintain a vibrant U.S. effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity with
   clear leadership in strategic areas.
♦ Enhance nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts.
♦ Establish an operational and adaptable framework that combines the best wisdom of all Department stakeholders to maximize
   mission success.

Department of Energy Agencies: (=Link to agency organizational chart)

Advanced Research Projects AgencyEnergy Information Administration National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office of Environmental Management Office of Fossil Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy & Programs  Office of Legacy Management Office of Nuclear Energy Office of Science


Public Services: Vehicles; Manufacturing; Energy Economy; State & Local Government; Homes; Commercial Buildings; National
   Security & Safety
; Funding & Financing.
Science & Innovation: National Labs; Science & Technology; Innovation; Electric Power; Energy Sources; Energy Efficiency; Science
   Education
; Climate Change.
Energy Savers: Home Weatherization; Water Heating; Heating & Cooling; Appliances & Electronics; Lighting; Windows, Doors &
   Skylights
; Home Design & Remodeling; Renewable Energy.
Open Energy Data
National Library of Energy


Appliance Energy Calculator

Do-It-Yourself Energy Savings Projects

Energy & Cost Savings Calculators for Energy-Efficient Products

Energy Innovation Portal: Enables users to locate technologies developed with DOE funding and available for licensing.

FuelEconomy.gov: Official U.S. government source for fuel economy information.

How Much Do You Spend? Energy Expenditure Per Person

How Much Energy Do You Use?

ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (ARPA-E)

Advanced Research Projects Agency LogoAdvanced Research Projects Agency - Energy: ARPA-E advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. ARPA-E awardees are unique because they are developing entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy. ARPA-E empowers America's energy researchers with funding, technical assistance, and market readiness.

ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION (EIA)

Energy Information Administration LogoEnergy Information Administration : EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

Sources & Uses: Petroleum & Other Liquids; Coal; Natural Gas; Renewable & Alternative Fuels; Electricity; Nuclear & Uranium; Consumption & Efficiency; Total Energy.
Topics: Analysis & Projections; Environment; Markets & Finance.
Geography: U.S. States; International; Maps.
Data, Tools, Apps & Maps
Open Data
Reports & Publications


Energy Kids

U.S. Electric Operating System Data

U.S. Energy Mapping System

NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (NNSA)

National Nuclear Security Administration LogoNational Nuclear Security Administration : NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear explosive testing; works to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.

Maintaining the Stockpile
Nonproliferation
      Counterterrorism
Emergency Response
Powering the Navy
Oversight & Change

OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY DELIVERY & ENERGY RELIABILITY (OE)

Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy ReliabilityOffice of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability : OE provides national leadership to ensure that the Nation’s energy delivery system is secure, resilient and reliable. OE works to develop new technologies to improve the infrastructure that brings electricity into our homes, offices, and factories, and the federal and state electricity policies and programs that shape electricity system planning and market operations. OE also works to bolster the resiliency of the electric grid and assists with restoration when major energy supply interruptions occur.

Services
Information Center
Grid Modernization Initiative

Quadrennial Energy Review
Electricity 101

OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY (EERE)

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable EnergyOffice of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy : The mission of EERE is to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy. Its vision is a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, affordable, and secure energy.

Services
Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings & Manufacturing
Renewable Electricity Generation
Sustainable Transportation
EERE Publication & Product Library

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (EM)

Office of Environmental ManagementOffice of Environmental Management : EM mission is to address the nation’s Cold War environmental legacy resulting from five decades of nuclear weapons production and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.  This legacy includes some of the world’s most dangerous radioactive sites with large amounts of radioactive wastes, spent nuclear fuel (SNF), excess plutonium and uranium, thousands of contaminated facilities, and contaminated soil and groundwater.  Created in 1989, EM has the responsibility for completing the cleanup of this Cold War legacy and managing the remaining nuclear materials.

Services
Cleanup Sites

OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY (FE)

Office of Fossil EnergyOffice of Fossil Energy : FE is responsible for Federal research, development, and demonstration efforts on advanced carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies, as well as the development of technological solutions for the prudent and sustainable development of our unconventional oil and gas domestic resources.  It also manages the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, both key emergency response tools available to the President to protect Americans from energy supply disruptions.

Services: Petroleum Reserves; International Cooperation; Natural Gas Regulation; Advisory Committees.
Science & Innovation: Clean Coal Research; Carbon Capture & Storage Research; Oil & Gas Research.
Shale Gas 101

OFFICE OF INDIAN ENERGY POLICY & PROGRAMS

Office of Indian Energy Policy & ProgramsOffice of Indian Energy Policy & Programs  : Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is authorized to fund and implement a variety of programmatic activities that assist American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages with energy development, capacity building, energy cost reduction, and electrification of Indian lands and homes.

Technical Assistance
Education & Training
Funding
Projects
Tribal Energy Projects Map
Energy Resource Library

OFFICE OF LEGACY MANAGEMENT (LM)

Office of Legacy ManagementOffice of Legacy Management : LM is responsible for ensuring that DOE's post-closure responsibilities are met and for providing DOE programs for long-term surveillance and maintenance, records management, work force restructuring and benefits continuity, property management, land use planning, and community assistance.

Services
Sites
GEMS: Geospatial Environmental Mapping System

OFFICE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY (NE)

Office of Nuclear EnergyOffice of Nuclear Energy : NE's primary mission is to advance nuclear power as a resource capable of making major contributions in meeting our Nation’s energy supply, environmental, and energy security needs. NE seeks to resolve technical, cost, safety, security and regulatory issues through research, development and demonstration. By focusing on the development of advanced nuclear technologies, NE supports the Administration’s goals of providing domestic sources of secure energy, reducing greenhouse gases, and enhancing national security.

Services: Nuclear Energy Advisory Committees; Funding; Document Library; Education.
Initiatives: Nuclear Reactor Technologies; Consent-Based Siting; Fuel Cycle Technologies; International Nuclear Energy Policy &
   Cooperation
; Nuclear Facility Operations; Advanced Modeling & Simulation; Nuclear Energy University Program; Nuclear Energy
   Enabling Technologies
; Space & Defense Power Systems; Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group.

 

OFFICE OF SCIENCE

Office of ScienceOffice of Science : The Office of Science is the lead federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for energy and the Nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences. The Office of Science portfolio has two principal thrusts: direct support of scientific research and direct support of the development, construction, and operation of unique, open-access scientific user facilities.

Programs
Laboratories
User Facilities
Universities
Funding Opportunities

INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Energy Information Administration : EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission : FERC is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects.

International Energy Agency: Autonomous organization which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. Four main areas of focus are: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness, and engagement worldwide.

OTHER ENERGY RESOURCES

Data.gov: Energy

Energy Star: EPA voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.

OpenEI: Energy data - specifically analyses on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Users can view, edit, and add data – and download data for free. In addition to the Wiki, OpenEI provides a platform for sharing datasets. You can download data or upload your own, as well as rate and provide comments on the usefulness of the datasets.

UNdata: Energy Statistics Database