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Energy Efficiency
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Energy Efficiency

The Department of Energy is committed to reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and developing energy efficient technologies for buildings, homes, transportation, power systems and industry.  The mission of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is to strengthen America's energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality in public-private partnerships that: enhance energy efficiency and productivity; bring clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace; and make a difference in the everyday lives of Americans by enhancing their energy choices and their quality of life.

EERE leads the Federal government’s research, development, and deployment efforts in energy efficiency. EERE's role is to invest in high-risk, high-value research and development that is critical to the Nation's energy future and would not be sufficiently conducted by the private sector acting on its own.

Program activities are conducted in partnership with the private sector, state and local government, DOE national laboratories, and universities.  EERE also works with stakeholders to develop programs and policies to facilitate the deployment of advanced clean energy technologies and practices.

National Energy Policy report cover Energy for America's future
The National Energy Policy promotes the development and deployment of energy systems and practices that will provide current and future generations with clean, efficient, affordable, and reliable energy.
 Energy Star text logo Protecting the environment through energy efficiency   
By working closely with private industry, governments and consumers the ENERGY STAR® program was established in 1992 to identify energy efficient products and reduce carbon emissions.
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Making homes more energy efficient 
The Weatherization Assistance Program works to reduce the burden of energy prices on the disadvantaged by making low income homes more energy efficient.

 white circle with electricity emanating from it Maintaining energy for the future
Department initiatives help industry maintain the infrastructure to deliver energy to the consumer now, and for the future.
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Learn How You Can Make Every Day Earth Day
Explore ways to save energy and improve the environment by taking simple steps around your home.


Last Reviewed: 7/24/2008


 Consumer Information Fact Sheets
You'll find dozens of fact sheets to help you save money and energy.  From alternative fuels to landscaping for energy efficiency to heating your home with wood!  You can find information on cooling your home naturally, heating your pool with solar power and even careers in renewable energy.  more>

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