The Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis produces a variety of reports, analyses and papers on a number of energy topics. Check back for archived versions of new documents and reference materials as they are released.
Report: U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather
July 10, 2013
This report—part of the Administration’s efforts to support national climate change adaptation planning through the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and Strategic Sustainability Planning process established under Executive Order 13514 and to advance the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal of promoting energy security—examines current and potential future impacts of these climate trends on the U.S. energy sector. Report updated July 16, 2013.
Report: Revolution Now: The Future Arrives for Four Clean Energy Technologies
September 17, 2013
This report focuses on four technology revolutions that are here today: onshore wind power, polysilicon photovoltaic modules, LED lighting, and electric vehicless.
In the last five years they have achieved dramatic reductions in cost and this has been accompanied by a surge in consumer, industrial and commercial deployment. Although these four technologies still represent a small percentage of their total market (e.g. electricity, cars and lighting), they are growing rapidly.