U.S. Department of Energy publishes its DOE Arctic Strategy

Carolyn Hinkley November 28, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published its Arctic Strategy to highlight the agency's efforts to advance the Arctic region’s energy, science, and security. DOE will coordinate with Arctic inhabitants (including Indigenous Peoples) and partners to shed light on Arctic challenges, to ensure energy equity, and to work together toward solutions. Through DOE's Arctic Energy Office, the Department will collaborate across program offices; leverage DOE’s national laboratories; facilitate public and private sector engagement; and partner with foreign allies to strategically address Arctic challenges.

Through this guiding document, DOE reaffirms the nation’s commitments to science-informed and evidence-based decisions and investments that are essential to the entire region’s future. DOE’s vision is to be a source of science, technology, and engineering solutions to accelerate the energy transition, enable science-based decision-making, and ensure national security in the Arctic.

 DOE’s Arctic Strategy builds upon the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR), which guides U.S. engagement in the Arctic.