Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (2024)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is working to build a clean energy economy that benefits all Americans. Learn about our work in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable transportation, and how you can become a Clean Energy Champion.

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Why Clean Energy Matters

Transitioning the United States to a clean energy economy enhances economic growth, energy independence, and the health and well-being of the American people.

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Renewable Energy

EERE's applied research, development, and demonstration activities aim to make renewable energy cost-competitive with traditional sources of energy. Learn more about EERE's work in geothermal, solar, wind, and water power.

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Buildings and Industry

Learn about EERE's buildings and industry research and development in advanced materials and manufacturing, building technologies, and industrial efficiency and decarbonization.

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Sustainable Transportation and Fuels

Learn about EERE's work in bioenergy, hydrogen and fuel cells, and vehicles to increase access to domestic, clean transportation fuels and improve the energy efficiency, convenience, and affordability of transporting people and goods.

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Clean Energy in Action


Southwest Airlines Purchases a Stake in Clean Flight

A major airline is working with DOE to accelerate the production of sustainable aviation fuel.

April 16, 2024

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Industrious: Why the Planet Should Be Glad Sridhar Seetharaman Is Not a Physicist

Meet Sridhar Seetharaman in a Q&A interview as part of the Industrious series, which highlights outstanding individuals working to implement meaningful change in the industrial sector.

March 25, 2024

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An Encouraging Swell in Offshore Wind Deployment

The completion of America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm highlights a surge in offshore wind deployment along the northeastern coast.

March 14, 2024

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Solar Energy Careers Spark Interest Among Women

Women currently comprise one-third of the solar energy workforce and 5.5% of solar installers. However, Jan Scott and Riley Neugebauer are among the growing number of female solar installers in Colorado, benefitting from great pay and a career they love.

March 13, 2024

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2023: A Year in Review for the Clean Energy Transition

Read about how EERE worked to bring clean energy to Americans nationwide in 2023.

March 6, 2024

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Solving the Riddle of Industrial Decarbonization

On the southern shore of Lake Michigan, a university and a steel plant are working on the same problem. Dr. Geri Richmond and Rep. Frank Mrvan paid both organizations a visit.

February 21, 2024

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Meet the Champion Who Helped New Mexico’s Clean Energy Transition through Fellowship

Arthur O’Donnell landed his job at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission through the Clean Energy Innovator Fellowship, where he now mentors other fellows. Read the interview about how CEIF shaped his career path.

February 21, 2024

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Local Union Workers Power Minnesota’s Fast-Growing Clean Energy Industry

Laura Yoder, a wind energy worker, became self-sufficient in 2003 when she joined her local union and received specialized, hands-on training that enabled her to move up through apprenticeship levels to become a journeyman laborer.

February 20, 2024

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Celebrating Another Breakthrough in Domestic Lithium Production

A new facility by California’s Salton Sea will harvest lithium from geothermal brines.

February 1, 2024

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Inflation Reduction Act Spurs Breakthrough in Domestic Wind Production

Success demonstrates progress in American clean energy manufacturing.

December 14, 2023

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Apr 17

Federal Energy Management Program Re-tuning Challenge 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Apr 17

REopt Energy Resilience Performance Training 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Apr 18

The Intersection of Energy Codes and Electrical Codes on the Road to Decarbonization 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Apr 18

eProject Builder for AFFECT Grants 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Apr 24

1:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

2023: A Year in EERE

From research and development to demonstration and deployment, the programs and technologies EERE supports will help provide sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy for all Americans.

Read our 2023 highlights to see how we are championing clean energy.



DOE Report Highlights Ways to Address Significant Wind Energy Workforce Gap

Department of Energy Announces $75 Million for the National Alliance for Water Innovation to Advance Desalination and Water Reuse Technologies

DOE Calls for Remote and Island Communities to Join ETIPP and Receive Technical Assistance and Energy Resilience Support

DOE Announces Better Buildings Initiative to Accelerate Heat Pump Manufacturing and Adoption, Reducing Energy Waste and Lowering Energy Bills

DOE Releases First Ever Federal Blueprint to Decarbonize America’s Buildings Sector

DOE Expands Support for Community-Led Clean Energy Transitions

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $62 Million to Lower Battery Recycling Costs Across the Nation

DOE Awards $5 Million to Minority Serving Institutions in Support of Clean Energy Education and Workforce Development Programs

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