With its large, highly-educated workforce, strategic location, low business costs, clean energy initiative, and plentiful natural resources Missouri is perfectly positioned to take advantage of advances in alternative energy in the wind, solar and biofuel sectors.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources assists in finding funding mechanisms for energy improvements, educates Missourians and promotes efficient use of energy resources for economic growth, a healthy environment, and a better Missouri for future generations. This includes efforts to bring innovative energy solutions to market; coordinates with private and public interests on energy initiatives; provides technical and financial assistance for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements; acts as a state resource by housing energy data and research; works with energy suppliers and state decision-makers to ensure adequate energy supplies; supports market development and demonstration projects promoting clean energy sources and technologies; and reviews and promotes policies that support energy efficiency. The department also gathers input from stakeholders and the public as part of the Missouri State Energy Planning (MoSEP) process.