On March 26, the Department of Energy announced the creation of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) designed to improve America’s competitiveness through manufacturing in the clean energy sector. Features of CEMI include analysis by the National Laboratories on America’s competitiveness, public-private partnerships, regional summits, training and technical assistance for manufacturers, and increased funding for development of advanced batteries, biofuels, geothermal, solar, and wind technologies.