The quality of American life depends on stable, inexpensive, and readily available supplies of energy. Energy heats and cools our homes. It fuels our ambulances, fire trucks, ships, and airplanes. It powers the companies that create jobs and the agricultural economy that feeds our Nation and the world.
Interior Department-managed land and water produce about 30 percent of our Nation's energy supply. Approximately, one-third of our natural gas, coal, and oil, one-half of geothermal, 17 percent of hydropower, and 10 percent of wind power are produced in areas managed by Interior.
The Department of the Interior is committed to implementing President George W. Bush's long-term strategy to produce traditional sources of energy on Federal land in an environmentally responsible way, and increase renewable energy production on Federal land, involving all interested persons in a careful and open process to meet the Nation's needs while protecting sensitive resources for future generations.
For more Information visit:
Increasing Availability of Renewable Energy Resources
White House "National Energy Policy"
BLM National Energy Office
MMS Energy Development Activities
Reclamation Electric Power Generation
USGS Energy Resources Program
USGS - Research Activities in Oil & Gas
USGS - Energy