U.S. DOE and Environmental Protection Agency Partner to Support Reliable Electricity
March 10, 2023
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a Joint MOU to guide new clean energy opportunities that will support access to reliable, affordable electricity and advance the United States toward the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of a net-zero economy by 2050. With the power sector facing rising challenges to reliability—from the increasing frequency of extreme weather events to higher energy demand—this agreement provides a framework for both agencies to unlock the reliability advantages of the growing clean energy economy.
“The clean energy transition is an amazing opportunity to add a diverse range of energy sources to their power systems, making them more resilient and reliable,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “I am proud that DOE and EPA are partnering together with industry and communities to help equip the grid to deliver affordable, clean electricity to all Americans.”
“A reliable electric power system is essential to their national security, continued economic growth and the protection of public health. That’s why DOE and EPA are uniting their long-standing efforts to ensure a robust and resilient system, especially as the power sector accelerates the transition to low- and zero-carbon energy sources,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Under this partnership with DOE, they will provide needed regulatory certainty and support grid reliability and resiliency at every stage as the agency advances efforts to reduce pollution, protect public health, and deliver environmental and economic benefits for all.”
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