The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
: Utilizing the Energy Resource Potential of DOE Lands
Wed, Sep 27, 2017   304 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.


Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Committee on Energy Resource Potential for DoE Lands
Congressional Briefing
Utilizing the Energy Resource Potential of DOE Lands
The potential for energy resource development on Department of Energy (DoE)-managed lands remains a topic of interest within DoE, Congress, and with private developers interested in siting projects on DoE lands. Several previous studies have estimated the energy resource development potential using various approaches and methodologies.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was tasked by the DoE Office of Legacy Management in 2013 with conducting a study to further refine and build upon previous analyses and to assess energy resource development potential on these lands. Requested by Congress in P.L. 111-8, this new report, from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, reviews and comments on the NREL study.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 28, 2017 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.