The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) tracks, plans, and reports progress on sustainability metrics set by Executive Order (E.O.) 13693, related statutes, and the Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP).
DOE employees and contractors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the SSPP as well as specific DOE goals and requirements. The following plans and reports are currently available:
- Scorecards and Evaluations
- Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans
- Greenhouse Gas Inventories
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Fleet Management
DOE is regularly evaluated on its progress toward meeting sustainability goals. In this sixth annual public posting of Federal agency scorecards, the fiscal year (FY) 2015 scorecard serves as an important benchmark to see where DOE has been successful in achieving its sustainability goals, reducing emissions, reducing operating costs, and identifying opportunities for improvement. The Federal government must lead by example, thus agencies set and strive to meet aggressive targets for saving energy and water, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing waste. Based on benchmarks in the FY 2015 scorecard, DOE will update its annual SSPP to continue building on accomplishments and find additional ways to meet and exceed its clean energy goals.
Previous DOE scorecards:
Each year, DOE prepares a Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) in accordance with E.O. 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade. The SSPP provides a uniform framework for agencies to assess progress to date and plan for attainment towards Federally mandated sustainability goals and requirements. The annual plan is submitted to the Office of Management and Budget and the White House Council for Environmental Quality and released publicly.
The FY 2016 SSPP, released September 8, 2016, marks the seventh issuance of the annual plan. The latest plan highlights DOE’s performance against key sustainability goals, including reductions to GHG emissions, energy and water intensity, and fleet petroleum. While this progress is notable, the plan serves to ensure DOE maintains these gains while making strides to improve sustainability performance in all SSPP goal areas.
Previous DOE SSPPs:
In FY 2010, the Department of Energy and other Federal agencies conducted comprehensive agency greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories. These first-ever agency GHG inventories fulfilled E.O. 13693 requirements.
As required by the Federal Agency Climate Change Adaptation Planning Implementation Instructions, DOE released a statement that commits the agency to addressing the impacts climate change may have on operations and assets through adaptation planning.
DOE released its first Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP) as an appendix to the 2012 SSPP. On October 31, 2014, DOE released its second CCAP, updated in accordance with Executive Order 13653, Preparing the United States for Climate Change. The 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Plan outlines the vulnerabilities at DOE sites and National Laboratories and the approach DOE will take to increase preparedness.
Fulfilling a requirement of the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005 and E.O. 13693, DOE prepares an annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Report. The report summarizes DOE's progress toward meeting the AFV acquisition, petroleum reduction, and alternative fuel use increase requirements set forth through the aforementioned executive order and statutes. View the FY 2008 AFV Acquisition Report.
For additional information on planning and reporting, contact the Sustainability Performance Office.