FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Launches Initiative to Modernize Building Codes, Improve Climate Resilience, and Reduce Energy Costs

New Building Codes Initiative will boost resilience to the impacts of climate change, lower utility bills for homes and businesses, and prioritize underserved communities Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing a National Initiative to Advance Building Codes that will help state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments adopt the latest, current building codes and standards, enabling…

Joint Statement Between the United States and the European Commission on European Energy Security

Russia has demonstrated that it is an unreliable supplier of energy to Europe through unjustified and unacceptable actions such as cutting off electricity and natural gas to Finland, halting natural gas exports to Poland and Bulgaria, and threatening similar actions against other European nations. The United States and the European Commission condemn Russia’s use of…

Joint Statement between the United States and the European Commission on European Energy Security

On April 28, the U.S.-EU Task Force on Energy Security met in person in Washington to discuss implementation of the March 25 Joint Statement by Presidents Biden and von der Leyen.  The meeting, chaired by Amos Hochstein, U.S. Senior Advisor for Energy Security, and Björn Seibert, Head of Cabinet of the European Commission President, reviewed progress…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Responds to Putin’s Price Hike by Awarding First Barrels from Historic Strategic Petroleum Reserve Release & Deploying Affordable Clean Energy

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it has awarded contracts for all of the initial 30 million barrels it put up for sale as part of President Biden’s historic Strategic Petroleum Reserve Release. These barrels will be delivered in May and June, and are the first U.S. sale in the largest release from…

FACT SHEET: White House Announces Additional $385 Million to Lower Home Energy Bills for American Families

Total Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding Reaches Record $8.3 Billion for Hard-Pressed American Families in Fiscal Year 2022 Today, the White House is announcing that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release more than $385 million to states to help families and individuals with their home energy costs –…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Creates Cost-Saving Clean Energy Opportunities to Combat Climate Crisis

New Initiatives Remove Barriers to Local Clean Energy, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Since taking office, President Biden has prioritized expanding clean energy technologies as part of his historic efforts to tackle the climate crisis – all while helping American families lower their energy costs and creating good-paying, union jobs. Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) – like…

The Next Energy Revolution Begins Now

By Dr. Sally Benson, OSTP Deputy Director for Energy Unless you hang out with energy wonks, you might not have noticed the exponential adoption of clean energy technologies right now. After being available for years, plug-in electric vehicle sales are taking off – their percentage of sales of doubled between 2020 to 2021, and is…

Memorandum on Finding of a Severe Energy Supply Interruption

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY SUBJECT:        Finding of a Severe Energy Supply Interruption The Russian Federation’s unjustified, unprovoked, and unconscionable war against Ukraine, including its further invasion in violation of international law and its ongoing destructive military campaign across Ukraine, has had a profound impact on global oil markets.  On March 1, 2022, the…

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