The Office of Technology Policy leads U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) efforts to identify technology innovations and strategies that will help achieve national energy and climate priorities. It provides overall DOE strategic direction and centralized coordination of science, energy, and technology research, development, and deployment—to advance dependable, affordable, and environmentally responsible production, delivery, and use of energy. 

The Office of Technology Policy supports DOE policies, activities, and strategies, consistent with the national energy plan. These efforts aim to advance domestic collaboration on innovation, science, and technology research and demonstration to accelerate energy technology development to transform the energy sector in the long term. 

Focus areas include:

  • Energy Innovation – To meet national goals, the Office of Technology Policy is working to identify innovation opportunities that will address climate change and facilitate the nation’s transition to a cleaner, domestic, and more secure energy future.
  • Energy Earthshots Initiative – Through the Energy Earthshots Initiative, DOE will accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade. Using an all-hands-on-deck approach, DOE will leverage diverse expertise and talent at American universities, businesses, and national laboratories to accelerate research and development and tackle the toughest remaining barriers to quickly deploy emerging clean energy technologies at scale. 
  • National Climate Strategy – Addressing the climate crisis requires immediate and sustained investment to eliminate net global greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century. Investing in the clean technologies, infrastructure, workforce, and systems of the future creates an unprecedented opportunity to improve quality of life and create vibrant, sustainable, resilient, and equitable economies.