Jump to main content or area navigation.

Contact Us

Landfill Methane Outreach Program

Department of Energy

Many of the sites listed on this page are not on the EPA website. Please see our disclaimer information. Exiting EPA


State Energy Program

In 2012, DOE’s SEP estimates it will distribute nearly $30 million to about 56 awardees.

The Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program in the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy manages the State Energy Program (SEP), which provides grants to states to address their energy priorities in the areas of energy efficiency and development of renewable energy technologies. In order for a state to be eligible for these funds, it must commit to all three of the following:

  • Instituting policies at state-regulated utilities that support energy efficiency
  • Adopting energy efficient building codes
  • Prioritizing grants toward funding energy efficiency and renewable energy programs

States will have discretion over how the money is distributed. Local governments and others interested in developing landfill gas energy projects should contact their State Energy Office to learn more about their state's process for distributing grants. Information about each State Energy Office is available at http://www.naseo.org/members-states/.

For More Information

Contact: Anna Garcia
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585


Top of page

Regional Biomass Energy Program

The South Carolina Energy Office worked with RBEP, local landfill operators, and industrial partners to install a landfill gas recovery system at the 196-acre Palmetto Landfill in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Established by Congress in 1983, the DOE's Regional Biomass Energy Program (RBEP) seeks ways to facilitate expanded use of biomass resources for the production of renewable transportation fuels and electric power. RBEP also supports bioenergy applications in the industrial and buildings sectors. RBEP has established a network of five regional offices (Southeast, Pacific Northwest, Northeast, Great Lakes, and Western) serving 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

RBEP aims to increase the production and use of biomass for energy by providing information, technical support, and other assistance, and by mitigating barriers to commercialization of biomass energy technologies. The program's long-term objectives are to:

  • Improve the capabilities and effectiveness of state and local governments and industry in producing and using bioenergy
  • Support resource availability and planning efforts
  • Encourage economic development by investing in bioenergy technology
  • Accelerate market acceptance of bioenergy technologies by reducing or eliminating market barriers and understanding economic and environmental costs and risks

Private, non-profit and public entities are eligible for funding. Funding amounts vary from region to region.

You can submit unsolicited proposals to the appropriate regional office in accordance with DOE Guide for Submission of Unsolicited Proposals. This guide is available online at www.netl.doe.gov/business/usp/unsol.html. Evaluation and award analysis will be performed by personnel at each regional office.

For More Information

Contact: John Augustine, Mail Stop 921-107
Unsolicited Proposal Manager
U.S. Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory
626 Cochrans Mill Road
P.O. Box 10940
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940


For More Information

Contact: Southeast (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands)
Kathryn Baskin
Program Manager
Southern States Energy Board
6325 Amherst Court
Norcross, GA 30092


For More Information

Contact: Pacific Northwest (AK, HI, ID, MT, OR, WA)
Dave Sjoding
Renewable Resources Specialist
925 Plum Street S.E., Bldg 3
P.O. Box 43165
Olympia, WA 98504-3165


For More Information

Contact: Northeast (CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT)
Anne Stubbs
CONEG Policy Research Center
400 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 382
Washington, DC 20001



For More Information

Contact: Great Lakes (IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, OH, WI)
David Naftzger
Council of Great Lakes Governors
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60606


For More Information

Contact: Western (AZ, CA, CO, KS, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY)
Patrick Cummins
Western Governors' Association
1515 Cleveland Place, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202


Top of page

Loan Guarantees for Innovative Clean Energy Technologies (Section 1703)

Innovative Technology
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes DOE to issue loan guarantees to eligible projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. The projects need to employ new or significantly improved technologies when compared to technologies in service in the United States at the time the guarantee is issued. DOE periodically publishes requests for applications for loan guarantees, which can target specific technologies or be general.

For More Information

Contact: U.S. Department of Energy LP 10
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington D.C. 20585

Top of page

Jump to main content.