The 2015 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Quadrennial Technology Review: An Assessment of Energy Technologies and Research Opportunities examines the most promising research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) opportunities across energy supply and end use to effectively address the nation's energy needs and work toward a clean energy economy. The report was released in late September by U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz and John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. 

Drawing on our firm’s deep expertise with energy science, technology, analysis, and R&D, Energetics provided extensive support for the development of the DOE Quadrennial Technology Review. Nine Energetics staff members—five coauthors and four additional contributors—provided direct, expert input to chapters on the following topics:

  • Enabling modernization of the electric power system
  • Innovating clean energy technologies in advanced manufacturing
  • Advancing clean transportation and vehicle systems and technologies 
  • Advancing clean electric power technologies

In addition, many staff contributed innovative, supporting analysis found throughout the report, including industry energy bandwidth studies and manufacturing energy Sankey diagrams that Energetics produced for the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office.  

The Quadrennial Technology Review complements the work of the Quadrennial Energy Review, which focuses on energy infrastructure and government-wide energy policy. Energetics provided vital support throughout the development of the Quadrennial Energy Review, working with DOE to obtain stakeholder input, facilitate all of the public meetings, and analyze all public comments. Energetics also helped write and edit several white papers that provided input into the document. 

The analyses in these two reports provide important insights and information for stakeholders and decision-makers in government, industry, academia, and civil society who together form our national energy enterprise. 

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