Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

  • Energy 101 Video Shows Benefits of Sustainable Public Transit

    You may already know that public transportation reduces pollution and eases congestion on the road. However, many transit fleets are switching to cleaner fuels and technologies, making this mode of transportation even more sustainable.

  • New Projects and Planned Funding Announced for Solar Innovations

    The Energy Department announced up to $107 million in new projects and planned funding to support America's continued leadership in solar technology. Our SunShot Initiative will invest $42 million in 40 projects to reduce costs and improve PV performance, reliability, and manufacturability—enabling faster deployment of solar technologies.

  • Joint National Offshore Wind Strategy Launched

    The National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development of the Offshore Wind Industry in the United States provides a snapshot of the current state of the industry, refinements in resource assessment and cost reduction trajectories, and a roadmap for how the Departments of Energy and the Interior can support the industry's future growth and success.

  • Sandia and University of Utah Chosen to Advance in Geothermal FORGE Effort

    The Obama Administration today announced a $29 million investment under the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) program for projects led by Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Utah. The teams will now fully instrument, characterize and permit candidate sites for an underground laboratory to conduct cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems.

  • Ten Research Projects in Wave and Tidal Energy to Boost Industry

    The Energy Department will invest more than $20 million in ten new projects to improve the performance of wave and tidal energy systems and advance environmental monitoring technologies that will help protect wildlife and reduce uncertainty regarding environmental impacts.