FY 16-17: Agency Priority Goal

Energy Policy

Priority Goal

Energy Policy

Energy Policy:  To enable cost-competitive, clean energy technologies and resilient energy infrastructure consistent with the Climate Action Plan,  Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), and Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR)

Efficiency Standards

  • Issue final energy standards that meet the Climate Action Plan goal of 3 GT total cumulative CO2 reduction by 2030

Loans Guarantees

  • Issue new conditional loan guarantee commitments, as appropriate, of up to $8.5 billion for advanced fossil energy and $4.5 billion for renewable energy and efficient electricity technologies that include distributed energy and storage systems by the end of FY2017
  • Solicit additional applications, and as appropriate, issue new conditional loan commitments to increase fuel efficient vehicle and advance vehicle component manufacturing   

Quadrennial Energy Review (QER)

  • Issue semi-annual implementation reports on Transforming U.S. Energy Infrastructures in a Time of Rapid Change
  • Develop and issue the second installment of the QER on the electricity system as a whole by the end of CY 2016


  • Develop a clean energy technology R&D portfolio reflecting the analysis and assessments of the QTR for the President’s FY 2017 Budget 
info Themes:
Energy Natural Resources and Environment