The Department of Energy has various energy related initiatives and programs. Among them are advancing energy and nuclear security, promoting scientific discovery and innovation, and ensuring environmental responsibility. The DOE has administered many scientific breakthroughs that have shaped our country, and indeed, our world. It is essential that the department focus on keeping the U.S. as energy independent as possible by harnessing our existing energy infrastructure while fostering new forms of energy, so energy is affordable for all Americans.

25.86 Billion Annual Budget

Rick Perry Secretary

14,000 Government Employees

Budget Growth 2012 - 2016

$3.53 Trillion

Annual budget for the federal government

$25.86 Billion

Percentage of Federal Budget