There is a movement underway to position in the United States as a leader in the production of clean energy technologies. This movement is being led by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) and will result in transitioning our economy to a clean energy economy that will create jobs, enhance our security and cut pollution. DOE’s 2011 Critical Materials Strategy report focuses on electric vehicles and other clean energy technologies expected to experience high growth in coming years. RITA’s office of Research, Development and Technology (RD&T) is developing an array of connected strategies to help the Nation achieve a near-zero emission in the transportation sector by mid-century. Managing critical materials such as Lithium, Neodymium, and other important chemicals can help provide a foundation in which the clean transportation sector of the future has the resources it needs to serve the American public indefinitely and sustainably. The recent Interagency Agreement between RITA and the Department of Energy (DOE) called the Clean Transportation Sector Initiative (CTSI) will specifically address critical material issues facing the future of transportation. RD&T has and will draw from the expertise of Diana Bauer’s DOE Office of Policy and International Affairs as part of these efforts.
Sponsored by: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, University Transportation Centers Program
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