The Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting the Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), a comprehensive assessment of science and energy technology research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RD3) opportunities to address our nation's energy-linked economic, environmental, and security challenges. The QTR is examining an “all of the above” range of energy technologies to inform the configuration of the Department's programs and priorities, industry and university engagement, and national lab activities, and will serve as a key input into the Department's forthcoming Science and Energy Plan.

Webinar and Input Process
As part of the QTR 2015 activities, the Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Energy hosted two webinars to describe work in progress. Details on the first webinar are available here. The second webinar took place on March 4, 2015. Written comments are welcome and should be submitted on or before April 9, 2015 to DOE-QTR2015@Hq.Doe.Gov . The comment process following this webinar will provide an opportunity for stakeholders and experts to provide input for DOE to consider, as the Department gathers facts and information for candidate areas of RD3 in the United States. Preliminary work was presented, and policy issues, if touched upon, are separately explored by the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER).

Webinar 2 – Scheduled for March 4, 2015 from 10AM-5:30PM EST. During the webinar, an overview of the following will be provided:

Session TopicSession Time
Chapter 1 – Overview10:00-11:00AM EST
Chapter 2 – What has Changed11:00AM-12:00PM EST
Chapter 3 – Energy Systems12:00PM-1:00PM EST
Chapter 10 – Enabling Science 1:00PM-2:00PM EST
Chapter 11 – CompetitivenessPostponed
Chapter 12 – Integrated Analysis3:00PM-4:30PM EST
Chapter 13 – Accelerating RD34:30PM-5:30PM EST