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This page tells all about the duties, roles, and requirements of the Secretary of Energy and the Department of Energy. It is part of our United States Government series.

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Department of Energy Seal

The Secretary of Energy is the top official of the U.S. Department of Energy. Responsibilities include managing the nations nuclear weapons and energy programs, developing plans for energy conservation, managing domestic energy production, developing practices for radioactive waste disposal, and initiating energy-related research studies through the department’s numerous research facilities and laboratories. Units under the Department of Energy include the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Office of Secure Transportation (OST), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Department also oversees the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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