The transition to a clean energy economy will enhance the lives of all Americans.
A clean energy economy is a domestic energy system fueled by profitable clean energy generation and supported by a strong manufacturing base, resulting in a balance across all industries between the amount of emissions produced and those removed from the atmosphere (net-zero emissions).
Renewable energy sources can provide affordable, reliable energy without producing harmful emissions. U.S. clean energy innovation and manufacturing create jobs, improve community resilience, and bolster national security.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is committed to advancing clean energy technologies and transitioning the United States to a clean energy economy to enhance economic growth, energy independence, and the health and well-being of the American people.
The federal government is making unprecedented investments in our renewable energy future through the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. EERE funds research and development to drive down the costs of clean energy and improve energy efficiency.
Transitioning the nation to 100% clean energy comes with challenges and opportunities. EERE is working with federal partners, state, local, and tribal governments, nonprofit and community organizations, small businesses and corporations, industry, academia, and utilities to address challenges and opportunities in the following areas:
Why Is Clean Energy Important?
STEM education and expertise are building blocks of the clean energy workforce. Diversity in STEM ensures a variety of perspectives, which supports greater innovation and American competitiveness.
Producing American-made clean energy technologies is the fastest, most effective, and most lucrative pathway to a renewable energy future in the United States.
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