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Earth Anticipates a Circular Economy

A circular economy for energy materials reduces waste and preserves resources by designing materials and products with reuse, recycling, and upcycling in mind from the start.

Bring sustainability full circle

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is transforming energy through research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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Find NREL-developed data sets, maps, models, and tools used for the analysis of energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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Learn about the basics of our research areas—bioenergy, geothermal, hydrogen, solar, transportation, wind, and water.