The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) works with researchers and experts across the country who are advancing two valuable clean energy resources: hydropower and marine energy.

Each person can spark small changes—or ripples. And together, those ripples can merge to help the United States achieve its clean energy goals.

WPTO’s Ripple Effect profile series features just a few of the individuals whose impactful work will help advance hydropower and marine energy technologies.

Who Is Making Ripples?

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What’s Your Ripple Effect?

Eager to make a difference? Both hydropower and marine energy are critical to the United States’ transition to a clean energy economy. Today, these growing industries offer plenty of opportunities to pursue new jobs and career paths.

Whether you’re a K–12 student, finishing your graduate degree, or already on the job market, WPTO provides a huge number of ways to build a career in water power. Explore WPTO’s educational resources and get involved!

Are You Also a Clean Energy Champion?

Are you a clean energy champion?

At any scale, we need every American to champion decarbonization and the advantages of a clean energy revolution. Explore how you can be a Clean Energy Champion by using renewable energy, being a leader, and spreading the word. Plus meet the Clean Energy Champions at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy! Learn more about Clean Energy Champions.