The Office of Energy and Environmental Policy (OEEP) serves as a focal point for the Department’s energy, environmental markets, and climate change activities, positioning USDA and the people we serve to meet future challenges and opportunities.

OEEP Offices

Climate Change Program Office

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Energy Policy and
New Uses

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Environmental Markets

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Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy

• 2017 Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy (2008-2017)

• Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy (2011-2016)

Agricultural Conservation on Working Lands: Trends from 2004 to Present

This report uses USDA survey data to track trends in adoption of conservation on working farms over the last decade.
See a factsheet on this report here.

A Lifecycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Corn-Based Ethanol

This report finds that GHG emissions associated with producing corn-based ethanol in the United States are, on average, 39 percent lower than gasoline when measured on an energy equivalent basis.

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