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US Department of Energy releases 2011 Strategic Plan

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its 2011 Strategic Plan.

The DOE Strategic Plan is organized into four distinct categories, representing the broad cross-cutting and collaborative efforts taking place across the Department's headquarters, site offices and national laboratories. Those include:

  • Catalyzing the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation's energy system and securing US leadership in clean energy technologies.

  • Maintaining a vibrant US effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity with clear leadership in strategic areas.

  • Enhancing nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts.

  • Establishing an operational and adaptable framework that combines the best wisdom of all Department stakeholders to maximize mission success.



USA has no problem to meet research and engineering goals. Application is another game.


I glanced at the plan and it looked like 60 pages of vague buzz words. I do not mean to by cynical, but when they issue something like this and call it a "Plan" THAT is cynical.


Once you start reading, you notice phrases like "leveraging infrastructure" then you know what kind of document it is.


Again the elfs are at their little games. Removing critical posts is the effluvia of cowards.


THIS post was congratulatory to DOE and the Administration which is doing a good job of leading the US to renewable energy. Granted, all is at an early phase, but we see significant support from the Federal sector in R&D and implementation of non-fossil alternatives.

The President and Mr. Chu are to be congratulated on their steadfast support of these all-important initiatives.

(is that so hard to grok elfs?)


I like the ideas, but I would not call this document a Strategic Plan. There are goals, strategies and tactics. The strategies generally have more details than this provides.

"Catalyzing the timely, material, and efficient transformation..."

Those kinds of statements create more questions than answers.

Stan Peterson

Goo and Dribble.

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