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Federal/State Programs

Biomass Research & Development Initiative
The Biomass Research & Development Initiative is a multi-agency effort to coordinate and accelerate all Federal biobased products and bioenergy research and development.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment—air, water, and land—upon which life depends.

EPA Climate Leaders
Climate Leaders is a voluntary industry-government partnership that encourages companies to develop long-term, comprehensive climate change strategies and set greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals.

EPA Climate Protection Partnerships Division
The division works with businesses, organizations, governments, and consumers to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change by promoting greater use of energy efficient and other cost-effective technologies.

  • EPA CHP Partnership
    The CHP Partnership is a voluntary program that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of power generation by fostering the use of CHP. The Partnership works closely with the CHP industry, state and local governments, and other stakeholders to develop tools and services to support the development of new projects and promote their energy, environmental, and economic benefits.
  • EPA Green Power Partnership
  • Magnesium Partnership
  • Aluminum Partnership
  • Semiconductors Partnership
  • Coal Mine Methane Partnership
  • Gas STAR Partnership
  • Agriculture STAR Partnership

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

EPA Global Warming
The EPA Global Warming Site is provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Global Warming Site strives to present accurate information on the very broad issue of climate change and global warming in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society – communities, individuals, businesses, public officials, and governments.

Department of Energy (DOE)
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.

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The EERE mission 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.

DOE EERE Industrial Technologies
The Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) seeks to reduce the energy intensity of the U.S. industrial sector through a coordinated program of research and development, validation, and dissemination of energy efficient technology and operating practices. ITP's Best Practices subprogram works with industry to identify plant-wide opportunities for energy savings and process efficiency. BestPractices offers many partnership opportunities available through Allied Partnerships.

DOE EERE Energy Savers
Interested in saving money by making your home more energy efficient? Want to use solar energy to heat or power your small business? This site is your guide to the world of renewable energy and energy efficiency options.

DOE EERE Industrial Energy Savers
Gain a competitive edge through energy savings. Site provides streamlined access to tools, tips, training, and other resources from the U.S. Department of Energy. Learn 20 ways to save energy now on combustion, steam, and process heating systems, see how other manufacturers have successfully implemented energy saving projects, develop an energy management action plan, download free software tools to identify energy saving opportunities, and get information on plant energy assessments and technical assistance.

DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
The OE office includes initiatives to improve operation of the nation's transmission and distribution network.

DOE OE Distributed Energy Program
Among other activities, distributed energy is working on developing the "next generation" of clean, efficient, reliable, and affordable distributed energy technologies and integrating these technologies at end-user sites.

DOE EERE Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
FEMP works to reduce energy use at federal facilities. FEMP helps agencies save energy and taxpayer dollars by advancing energy efficiency and water conservation, promoting the use of distributed and renewable energy, and improving utility management decisions at federal sites.

DOE EERE Geothermal Energy Program
The Geothermal Energy Program works in partnership with U.S. industry to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the U.S. energy supply.

DOE EERE Green Power Network
The essence of green power marketing is to provide market-based choices for electricity consumers to purchase power from environmentally preferred sources.

DOE EERE Million Solar Roofs
Announced in June 1997, Million Solar Roofs (MSRI) is an initiative to install solar energy systems on one million U.S. buildings by 2010.

DOE EERE Rebuild America
Rebuild America is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy that focuses on energy-efficiency solutions as community solutions.

DOE EERE Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

DOE EERE Wind Energy Program
The Wind Energy Program works with industry to keep U.S. wind energy technology competitive in global markets, thus strengthening the economy. The program includes a comprehensive wind energy research program, wind turbine research and development, and support for utilities, industry, and international wind energy projects.

DOE Fossil Energy
The Fossil Energy program contributes to a more secure energy future, greater U.S. economic prosperity, and an improved quality of life. Three program areas are particularly relevant to the Climate VISION program, including Carbon Sequestration and FutureGen (Fossil Energy Headquarter's Office, Carbon Sequestration Program and FutureGen) and Clean Coal Technologies.

DOE FE Carbon Sequestration Leadership Program
The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Program is an international climate change initiative that will focus on development of carbon capture and storage technologies as a means to accomplishing long-term stabilization of greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere. This initiative is designed to improve carbon capture and storage technologies through coordinated research and development with international partners and private industry.

DOE Office of Nuclear Energy, Science & Technology
The Nuclear Energy Program represents the core of the U.S. Government's expertise in nuclear engineering and technology. Their activities benefit the American people by helping to maintain the Nation's access to diverse and environmentally responsible sources of energy, and by advancing our country's economic and technological competitiveness.

DOE Policy and International Affairs
The role of the Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA) is to deliver unbiased advice to the Department of Energy's leadership on existing and prospective energy-related policies, based on integrated and well-founded data and analysis. The Office of National Energy Policy within PIA manages the Climate VISION program.

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
EIA provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA is giving consideration to management practices that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases in setting priorities and implementing forest and agriculture conservation programs. The actions USDA will implement include financial incentives, technical assistance, demonstrations, pilot programs, education, and capacity building, along with measurements to assess the success of these efforts.


In FY 2004, USDA will invest almost $3.9 billion in agriculture and forest conservation, an increase of $1.7 billion over FY 2001 levels. Due to the increase in conservation investments and a focus that includes carbon sequestration efforts, USDA estimates these actions will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester roughly 12 million tons of greenhouse gases (measured in carbon equivalent terms) annually by 2012.

Read fact sheet, USDA Targeted Incentives for Greenhouse Gas Sequestration.

USDA Global Change Program Office
The Global Change Program Office (GCPO) serves as USDA's focal point for climate change issues and is responsible for coordinating activities with other Federal agencies, interacting with the legislative branch on climate change issues affecting agriculture and forestry, and representing USDA on U.S. delegations to international climate change discussions.

DOE State Activities

For information on activities, financial assistance, and solicitations within your state, please refer to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy State Specific Information website.

DOE EERE State Specific Information





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