U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

About

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative will strategically focus and rally EERE's clean energy technology offices and its Advanced Manufacturing Office around the urgent competitive opportunity for the United States to be the leader in the clean energy manufacturing industries and jobs of today and tomorrow.

Bar graph showing global investment in the clean energy sector: in 2004, $33.7 billion; in 2005, $58.5 billion; in 2006, $94.6 billion; in 2007, $133.1 billion;  in 2008, $163.4 billion; in 2009, $157.6 billion; in 2010, $215.5 billion; in 2011, $237.2 billion.

Growing US Production of Clean Energy Products
Over the last several years, global investment in the clean energy sector has risen nearly fivefold, growing from $54 billion in 2004 to $269 billion world-wide in 2012. The United States faces a stark choice: the energy technologies of the future can be developed and manufactured in America for export around the world, or we can cede global leadership and import those technologies from China, Germany and elsewhere.

This initiative will bring together a wide array of relevant EERE and Department of Energy offices, federal agencies, research institutions, and private sector partners to map out and implement a strategy to ensure that U.S. manufacturers are competitive in the global marketplace.

Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is part of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). The AMP and National Science & Technology Council (NSTC) have outlined several drivers for manufacturing competitiveness and several courses of action to strengthen these drivers, and have created the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office to orchestrate multi-agency action. Addressing the full suite of manufacturing competitiveness drivers will require a diverse range of resources.

Key Activities

CEMI provides a strategic integration of the manufacturing work conducted throughout EERE, and close collaboration with industry, policymakers, think tanks, and other stakeholders. Key initiative activities include: