Clean Energy

Clean Energy research at ORNL

Scientists and engineers at ORNL are poised to deliver scientific discovery and technical breakthroughs in support of the US Department of Energy missions, offering a unique culture of entrepreneurship for translating science into solutions for the most critical problems facing society at the nexus of energy, environment and security. Our research community is working with many of America’s best innovators and businesses to research, develop, and demonstrate cutting-edge technologies and to break down market barriers in sustainable transportation, renewable power, and energy efficiency. Accelerating widespread clean energy innovation is an indispensable part of an effective, long-term global response to our shared climate challenge; necessary to provide affordable and reliable energy and to promote economic growth; and critical for energy security.