United States Department of Energy

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The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. The Department's strategic goals to achieve the mission are designed to deliver results along five strategic themes:

  1. Energy Security: Promoting America's energy security through reliable, clean, and affordable energy
  2. Nuclear Security: Ensuring America's nuclear security
  3. Scientific Discovery and Innovation: Strengthening U.S. scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and improving quality of life through innovations in science and technology
  4. Environmental Responsibility: Protecting the environment by providing a responsible resolution to the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production
  5. Management Excellence: Enabling the mission through sound management

Within these themes there are sixteen strategic goals which are designed to help DOE successfully achieve its mission and vision.[1]

Research Institutions

The following research institutions are operated under the supervision of the Department of Energy:

See the Department of Energy Labs & Technology Centers for a complete list.


Map of major U.S. Department of Energy facilities

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Energy Innovation Portal

The Energy Innovation Portal is where you can find information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies available for licensing developed by U.S. Department of Energy laboratories and participating research institutions.

List of Technologies:

Startup America Initiative

Startup America is President Obama's call to both the federal government and the private sector to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of entrepreneurs across the country.



  1. Department of Energy - About DOE