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Joint Initiatives

Energy works in concert with partners on all levels of government and in the private sector to advance its core mission: ensuring a reliable, affordable, and clean energy supply, safeguarding our nation's security, and providing cutting-edge leadership in science & technology. These are some of the joint initiatives we're currently working on:

  • Biomass Research & Development Initiative
    The Biomass Initiative is a joint initiative of the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture to coordinate and accelerate all Federal biobased products and bioenergy research and development.
  • Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
    The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum is an international climate change initiative that is focused on development of improved cost-effective technologies for the separation and capture of carbon dioxide for its transport and long-term safe storage. The CSLF includes 21 member nations, with the Department as the lead U.S. representative.
  • Clean Coal Power Initiative
    The Clean Coal Power Initiative provides government co-financing for new coal technologies that can help utility companies meet President Bush's Clear Skies Initiative to cut sulfur, nitrogen and mercury pollutants from power plants by nearly 70 percent by the year 2018.
  • Clean Energy Initiative
    The Clean Energy Initiative seeks to provide millions of people in the developing world with access to affordable, reliable, clean, healthy, and efficient energy services.
  • Climate VISION
    Climate VISION—Voluntary Innovative Sector Initiatives: Opportunities Now—is a Presidential public-private partnership initiative launched by the Department of Energy on February 12, 2003, to contribute to the President's goal of reducing greenhouse gas intensity. Other agencies participating in Climate VISION include the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Department of Agriculture, and Department of the Interior.
  • EnergySavers.gov - Partnerships for Home Energy Efficiency
    Partnerships for Home Energy Efficiency is a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve energy efficiency in American homes, by building awareness, delivering savings to those in low income and subsidized housing, and investing in innovative research in building science technologies, practices, and policies. 
    The ENERGY STAR® label is the government's seal of energy efficiency, and can be found on everything from home appliances, to electronics, to windows. Consumers have purchased more than 1.5 billion products with the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR® is a joint initiative of the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership - Vehicle Technologies Program
    The FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership is an industry-government research initiative focused on developing emissions- and petroleum-free cars and light trucks.
  • Fueleconomy.gov
    Fueleconomy.gov provides consumers with practical information to achieve the best fuel economy possible in their own vehicles and save money at the pump. It also contains information on some of the most fuel efficient alternative vehicles currently on the market.  The Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are the joint sponsors of this initiative.
  • Generation IV
    Generation IV is an international effort to develop next-generation nuclear energy technologies that reduce capital cost, enhance nuclear safety, minimize the generation of nuclear waste, and further reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation.
  • Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
    Working together with the Department of Energy, the State of Hawaii is aiming to have 70% of its energy needs supplied by renewable resources by the year 2030—reducing their overall consumption of crude oil by up to 72%.
  • National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
    The National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency recommends investment by utility companies in cost-effective, energy efficient technologies while meeting consumer demands for clean energy.  It is facilitated by DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Nuclear Power 2010
    This initiative is cost-shared by government agencies and industries to identify sites for new nuclear power plants, develop and bring to market advanced nuclear plant technologies, evaluate the business case for building new nuclear power plants, and demonstrate untested regulatory processes.
  • Science.gov
    Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
  • Solar America Cities
    The Department of Energy is working with several cities across the country to accelerate the adoption of solar energy technologies into their local community infrastructures, as part of President Bush’s Solar America Initiative which aims to diversify our nation’s energy resources by developing and deploying clean solar energy technologies.

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Last Reviewed: 9/10/2008

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