Supports research, development, demonstration, and deployment to increase the resilience of homes and buildings and strengthen U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. It focuses on increasing energy efficiency, demand flexibility, and grid-connectivity for the 125 million U.S. homes and commercial buildings, reducing energy burden for low-income households across the country, leading by example in reducing the carbon footprint of federal buildings, and reducing the carbon impact of energy-intensive industries through improved processes and materials while ensuring that U.S. manufacturing competitiveness
Supports research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities to reduce the cost and accelerate the use and integration of renewable energy technologies including solar, wind, water, and geothermal, contributing to a reliable, secure, and resilient grid. EERE's RP programs focus on -
- Driving cost reductions to ensure renewable energy is a least-cost generation option across the country,
- Integrating renewables into the grid to ensure that clean power systems are reliable and resilient.
- Supporting U.S. manufacturing and supply chains in efforts to deliver new clean energy careers and eliminate dependence on vulnerable or unsustainable materials, and
- Accelerating the deployment of renewable energy technologies by addressing market and regulatory questions, minimizing environmental and social impacts, and ensuring projects benefit local communities.
Supports research, development, demonstration, and deployment efforts to decarbonize transportation across all modes, enabling vehicle electrification, commercially-viable hydrogen fuel cell trucks, sustainable aviation fuel from biomass and waste carbon resources, as well as low greenhouse gas options for off-road vehicles, rail, and maritime. Key priorities include achieving cost targets for batteries, hydrogen, fuel cells, and biofuels to support market pull without major long-term subsidies; using deployment and demonstration to show viable commercial paths to major commercial activity and large-scale transitions to new transportation technologies that enable full decarbonization by 2050; and enabling hydrogen use for industrial decarbonization and energy storage, as well as sustainable biomass to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector.
Works to make EERE more efficient and effective as an organization. It identifies ways to strengthen performance and maximize cost savings, with a focus on budget planning and execution, human capital, IT services, financial assistance, lab management, contracting and acquisition, project management, and other business processes. EERE's Operations includes theGolden Field Office,which serves as the primary field agent for EERE. In addition to managing acquisition, procurement, and financial assistance, the office oversees DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory-the nation's only national lab solely dedicated to researching and developing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Also includes the EERE Budget Office, as well as Office of Business Services Management, which includes IT Services, Knowledge Management and Systems, and Workforce Management.
Strategic Analysis (SA)
Team performs cross-cutting, gap-filling, and corporate analysis associated with the research, development, demonstration, and deployment of EERE technologies. SA develops tools and methods to enable consistent evaluation and analysis across EERE.