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Chris Smith Visits NETL

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Christopher Smith Visiting FE Scientists and Engineers at FE's National Energy Technology Laboratory

The Energy Department's Fossil Energy organization is made up of about 1,000 scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative staff. Its headquarters offices are in downtown Washington, DC, and in Germantown, Maryland. The organization also includes the National Energy Technology Laboratory with offices in Morgantown, W. Va., Pittsburgh, Pa., Sugar Land, Texas, Albany, Ore., and Anchorage, Alaska; the Strategic Petroleum Reserve based in New Orleans, La.; and the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center in Casper, Wyoming.

The Office of Fossil Energy is responsible for several high-priority initiatives including implementation of the $2 billion, 10-year Clean Coal Power Initiative to develop a new generation of environmentally sound clean coal technologies, the Fossil Energy elements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and 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.