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General Policy And Analysis

General policy and analysis

Basic Resources


Energy Dept. (DOE), 1000 Independence Ave. S.W., #7A257, 20585; (202) 586-6210. Fax, (202) 586-4403. Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary. Locator, (202) 586-5000. Press, (202) 586-4940. TTY, (800) 877-8339.

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Decides major energy policy issues and acts as principal adviser to the president on energy matters, including strategic reserves and nuclear power; acts as principal spokesperson for the department.

Energy Dept. (DOE), Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E), 1000 Independence Ave. S.W., 20585; (202) 287-1005. Fax, (202) 287-5450. Jennifer Gerbi, Principal Deputy Director (Acting).

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Web, and Twitter, @ARPAE

Seeks to advance energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment yet have the potential to radically improve U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and environmental well-being. Provides energy researchers with ...

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