Department of Energy
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science supports fundamental research to understand the energy-environment-climate connection and its implications for energy production, use, sustainability, and security—with particular emphasis on the potential impact of increased anthropogenic emissions. The ultimate goal is to advance a robust predictive understanding of Earth’s climate and environmental systems and to inform the development of sustainable solutions to the Nation’s energy and environmental challenges.
Two DOE research areas focus on areas of
Finally, DOE also conducts applied climate-related research, which is centered in DOE’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and Office of Policy and International Affairs. These programs develop and utilizes energy-economic models, including integrated assessment models, to evaluate policies and programs that enable cost-effective greenhouse gas reductions and accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technologies. This includes supporting work to characterize climate-change impacts for use in policy analysis,