The report provides a roadmap for advancing key energy technologies and outlines a clear vision of the Department’s goals for energy innovation.

DOE_QTR_Cover_Small_9.28.11WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy Department released it’s inaugural Quadrennial Technology Review report (DOE-QTR) – an assessment of the Department’s energy technology research and development portfolios. The DOE-QTR establishes a robust framework for the Department’s energy technology activities, including principles it can use to prioritize its technology research and development. Inspired by the Quadrennial Defense Review, the DOE-QTR was recommended by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) as an initial step toward a government-wide Quadrennial Energy Review to help formulate a national energy policy.

“Innovation in energy technology is going to be central to solving our energy challenges,” said John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Co-Chair of PCAST. “New energy technologies can reduce the cost of energy services to firms and families, improve the productivity of manufacturing, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, increase the reliability and resilience of our energy infrastructure, and reduce the risks from climate change, even as they strengthen and sustain U.S. competitiveness in global markets.”

“With this QTR, we bind together multiple energy technologies with the goal of transforming our energy system,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “By unleashing technological innovation, we can help create new jobs and industries while building a cleaner, more efficient, and more competitive economy.”

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Source: U.S. Department of Energy
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