OFFICE OF ECONOMIC IMPACT AND DIVERSITY BLOG
On May 23, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) and Energy Asian American Pacific Islander Network (AAPIN) Employee Resource Group hosted its...Learn More
Energy Justice to the People Roadshow: ED Leads DOE Delegation to Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi
The Rio Grande Valley is a place like no other. It’s composed of large stretches of green fields recently planted by the people of the valley and nurtured by the nearby river. Fields, towns, roads, a border, and aguas frescas stands follow the...Learn More
In celebration of the many contributions and achievements of women in the energy sector and beyond, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) hosted its 2023 Women’s History Month (WHM) Observance Ceremony on...Learn More
On March 1, 2023, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity’s (ED) Office of Minority Education Programs (MEP) Minority Educational Institutions Division (MEI) hosted an Awareness, Interest and Access Virtual Workshop...Learn More
DOE’s 2023 Minority Business Enterprise Connect Summit Draws Record Attendance and Announces New Partnerships
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) opened its doors to nearly 400 stakeholders for the first-ever 2023 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Connect Summit on February 23, 2023, to raise awareness and increase the participation of MBEs and higher...Learn More
On February 14, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) hosted its 2023 Black History Month (BHM) Observance Ceremony, in honor of the many contributions and achievements of Black Americans in the energy sector..Learn More
DOE Announces $170 Million in Funding and Seeks Public Input to Support Equitable, Community-based Clean Energy Deployment
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to ensuring that energy and environmental justice principles are central to its programming, policies, and activities. In this pursuit DOE recently announced nearly $170 million in new and exciting...Learn More
Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held its 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Observance Ceremony in honor of the iconic civil rights leader. Hosted by DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) and...Learn More
In July 2022, DOE released a list of 144 Justice40 covered programs across 23 program offices that support President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative, which aims to ensure Federal agencies deliver 40% of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy...Learn More
This month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held its 2022 Native American Heritage Month event to celebrate Indigenous peoples, past and present. For over 32 years during the month of November, DOE has honored Tribal sovereignty, supported...Learn More
Biden-Harris Administration Invests $251 Million to Expand Infrastructure to Support CO2 Transport and Storage
May 17, 2023
President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports Projects Across Seven States That Will Slash CO2 Emissions, Build High-Quality Jobs, and Deliver Cleaner Air
DOE Awards $6.3 Million to Black Owners of Solar Services (BOSS) to Advance Equity in Clean Energy Business and Workforce Development
February 23, 2023
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) today awarded a grant totaling approximately $6.3 million to Black Owners of Solar Services (BOSS). The cooperative agreement establishes a regional...
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Investments to Support America’s Energy and Industrial Communities
February 13, 2023
The President’s Actions Will Spur American-Made Clean Energy Investments in Low-Income and Underserved Communities, Bolster Domestic Supply Chains, Help Reshore American Jobs
September 1, 2022
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released its first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan to underscore the Department’s commitment to creating a workplace that celebrates Americans of all backgrounds.
July 25, 2022
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced 146 programs that support President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative.
September 30, 2021
The Department's first-ever Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize provides cash awards to organizations prioritizing climate solutions for underrepresented communities.
March 26, 2020
The Women’s History Month event was postponed due to issued guidance to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak.
February 26, 2019
Their discussion will focus on the countless contributions African Americans have made -- and continue to make –- to the greatness of our Nation.
August 29, 2018
Secretary Perry recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling DOE’s mission.
June 25, 2018
Energy Rick Perry and Israeli Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz signed the agreement today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.