DOE plan to address energy challenges

By Plant Engineering Staff October 5, 2006

Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman Monday released a five-year strategic plan that focuses on the Department of Energy’s role in powering and securing America’s future.h’s Advanced Energy and American Competitiveness Initiatives. 

“The Department of Energy’s strategic plan outlines a path forward to enhance our clean energy options and advance national security interests while protecting the health and safety of our workers and the public,” Bodman said. “Building on the Department’s rich and diverse history and the President’s initiatives, this plan details the steps necessary to keep our commitments, embrace innovation, and work together to ensure safe, secure, and environmentally responsible operations.”

The department’s strategic plan seeks to deliver results along five strategic themes that include promoting America’s energy security through reliable, clean and affordable sources; ensuring America’s nuclear security by transforming the nuclear weapons stockpile through development of reliable replacement warheads that are safer and more secure; strengthening U.S. scientific discovery, economic competitiveness and improving quality of life through scientific innovations; protecting the environment through responsible resolution of weapons era waste; and strengthening the operations and management of the department.

The thrust of the plan is founded on innovation through science-driven development of new technologies.national security interests of the United States, the Department’s plan details a path that will ensure a reliable and responsive nuclear weapons stockpile and advance the goal of global nuclear non-proliferation.