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About the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) will strategically focus and rally EERE's clean energy technology offices and Advanced Manufacturing Office around the urgent competitive opportunity for the United States to be the leader in the clean energy manufacturing industries and jobs of today and tomorrow. This initiative will bring together a wide array of relevant EERE and Department of Energy offices, federal agencies, research institutions, and private sector partners to map out and implement a strategy to ensure that U.S. manufacturers are competitive in the global marketplace.

Bar graph showing global investment in the clean energy sector: in 2004, $33.7 billion; in 2005, $58.5 billion; in 2006, $94.6 billion; in 2007, $133.1 billion;  in 2008, $163.4 billion; in 2009, $157.6 billion; in 2010, $215.5 billion; in 2011, $237.2 billion.

Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Objectives

  • Increase U.S. competitiveness in the production of clean energy products: Strategically invest in technologies that leverage American competitive advantages and overcome competitive disadvantages.
  • Increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness across the board by increasing energy productivity: Strategically invest in technologies and practices to enable U.S. manufacturers to increase their competitiveness through energy efficiency, combined heat and power, and taking advantage of low-cost domestic energy sources.

Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is part of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). The AMP and National Science & Technology Council (NSTC) have outlined several drivers for manufacturing competitiveness and several courses of action to strengthen these drivers, and have created the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office to orchestrate multi-agency action. Addressing the full suite of manufacturing competitiveness drivers will require a diverse range of resources.

Key Activities

CEMI provides a strategic integration of the manufacturing work conducted throughout EERE, and close collaboration with industry, policymakers, think tanks, and other stakeholders. Learn more about our activities.