The Green Energy & Sustainable Technologies Game
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
The Department of Energy has one of the richest and most diverse histories in the Federal Government. Although only in existence since 1977, the Department traces its lineage to the Manhattan Project effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II and to the various energy-related programs that previously had been dispersed throughout various Federal agencies.
Over its forty year history, the Department of Energy has shifted its emphasis and focus as the needs of the nation have changed. During the late 1970s, the Department emphasized energy development and regulation. In the 1980s, nuclear weapons research, development, and production took a priority. With the end of the Cold war, the Department focused on environmental clean up of the nuclear weapons complex and nonproliferation and stewardship of the nuclear stockpile.
In the 2000s, the Department’s priority has been ensuring the nation’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through science and technology solutions. The Department has sought to transform the nation’s energy system and secure leadership in clean energy technologies, pursue world-class science and engineering as a cornerstone of economic prosperity, and enhance nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts.
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THE GREEN ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL BADGE COLLECTION
The Green Energy & Sustainable Technologies digital badge collection verifies proven competencies in identifying energy systems, renewable energy resources and exploring the possibilities of providing the country with alternative energy solutions towards becoming energy independent in the future.
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Completion of each digital badge collection and its service goals may lead to industry-based certifications
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