The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will continue to offer analysis and technical support for state, local, tribal and regional planning efforts related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the electric power sector.

DOE is ready to support state, local, and tribal officials in exploring a range of strategies, based on specific needs and building on existing actions. DOE’s technical assistance is based on an “all-of-the-above” approach, including, but not limited to, energy efficiency, generation efficiency, renewable energy, natural gas, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear energy, as well as regional and integrated approaches and solutions that cut across these areas.

DOE, supplemented by the national labs and other subject-matter experts, can provide analysis and other support, as requested, on topics relevant to regions, states, local governments, and tribes as they consider strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the electric power sector. Sample inquiries may include:

  • Where can I find available energy data and analysis or get help conducting new analysis for my state?
  • Which types of policies and measures are available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the power sector?
  • What forms could regional cooperation take based on analysis of the energy system?
  • How does demand-side efficiency policy interact with other policies under consideration in my state?
  • What are the reliability and resource adequacy implications for particular greenhouse gas reduction strategies for my state?
  • How might I evaluate the cost-effective potential of different technologies and resources in my state?
  • What are possible cost reductions and performance improvements for different technologies?

For information on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards, including the Clean Power Plan, visit The proposed standards fall under Clean Air Act 111(b) and 111(d).

For more details on the assistance DOE can provide or if you have any questions about the process, please contact