Division of Energy
About the Division of Energy...
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Division of Energy assists, educates, and encourages Missourians to advance the efficient use of diverse energy resources to provide for a healthier environment and to achieve greater energy security for future generations.
Division of Energy staff (at a glance)...
- Collect and report Missouri energy data, and conduct energy policy research and analysis
- Maintain Missouri's plan for energy emergencies
- Give technical and financial assistance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to state and local governments, school districts, and other consumers
- Support market research and demonstration projects that advance the use of clean, domestic energy resources and technologies, such as solar, biomass, alternative fuels, and wind to power Missouri's buildings and vehicles
- Provide information and research on energy issues to all Missourians, such as students and homeowners
Division of Energy Programs...
- Energy Policy and Resources: Legislation, policy research and analysis, energy resource assessments/supplies/prices, energy emergency response, studies, utility regulatory proceedings and energy efficiency collaboratives, energy bulletins, renewable energy standard certifications
- Energy Efficiency: Implement programs, energy revolving loan fund, state government energy efficiency, state fleet efficiency and alternative fuels, certification of home energy auditors, building operator certification, technical and financial assistance
- Weatherization Assistance Program: Implement federal weatherization program and utility weatherization funds for low-income, elderly and disabled
- Fiscal and Administrative: Budget, accounting, human resources, reporting
Energize Missouri projects were funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or Recovery Act, signed into law on February 17, 2009, which provided funding across the nation to invest in the domestic renewable energy industry and the weatherizing of 75% of federal buildings as well as more than one million private homes around the country.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources received $204,523,533 in Recovery Act funding to support Energize Missouri projects to improve energy efficiencies and renewable energy for Missouri. To learn more about the Energize Missouri Program, please click here.