Department of Energy (DOE)

Definition - What does Department of Energy (DOE) mean?

The Department of Energy is a division of the United States Government that is related with the United States’ policies regarding energy. The department is responsible for managing the nuclear material, safety protocols, programs, energy conservation and radioactive waste disposal. It is also concerned with other divisions that directly or indirectly deal with energy production or handling. The department works on the Cabinet level and it is authorized to administer researches and implement various policies associated with energy. It was previously preceded by the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the Federal Energy Administration (FEA). It is abbreviated as DOE.

Petropedia explains Department of Energy (DOE)

The Department of Energy (DOE) was formed in 1977 after the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) was denuded. ERDA and the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) were consolidated by the Department of Energy, which is a cabinet level division of the United States Government. This department is authorized to create, implement and manage the different policies of energy and nuclear material handling. The division’s core responsibilities include a wide range of activities such as nuclear weapons program, energy conservation, nuclear reactor production, radioactive waste disposal, and research and energy production for domestic use. DOE also manages elaborate researches that are intended for energy production via different means.

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