This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

November 13, 2002

DOE Releases Its Strategic Plan for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) released its strategic plan on November 7th. According to David Garman, DOE Assistant Secretary for EERE, the strategic plan highlights the office's role in addressing the National Energy Policy and describes how EERE is incorporating the President's Management Agenda and the recommendations from the EERE Strategic Program Review (completed in March) into the office's new way of doing business.

As spelled out in the strategic plan, EERE aims to dramatically reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, reduce the burden of energy prices on the poor, increase the viability and deployment of renewable energy technologies, increase the reliability and efficiency of our nation's electrical power systems, increase the energy efficiency of buildings and appliances, increase the energy efficiency of industry, and spur the creation of a domestic bioindustry. The office also looked inward and pledged to change the way it does business. Along with details on how EERE will achieve all these goals, the strategic plan includes a listing and description of each of the 11 EERE programs that were formed when the office reorganized this summer. See the EERE strategic plan (PDF 868 KB) and Assistant Secretary Garman's announcement on the EREN Web site. Download Acrobat Reader.