- Message From America's Engineering Associations
- ASME General Position Paper: Securing America's Energy Future
- ASME EPPTF Statement on DOE Research Reauthorizations
- ASME ISCFRD Testimony on the Environmental Protection Agency FY 2016 Budget Request
- International Engineering Societies Call on Governments to Support the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative
- Waste-to-Energy and Materials Recovery
- ASME General Position Paper entitled “Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Energy Future”
Engineers have a long-standing professional interest in applying Science & Technology (S&T) to improve the environment and human health. Mechanical engineers increasingly collaborate with other professionals to develop innovative and cost-effective environmental technologies and systems.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plays an essential role in the nation’s efforts to protect human health and safeguard the environment, and EPA’s S&T research and development (R&D) activities are instrumental in improving environmental protection in a sound, sustainable, and cost-effective manner. R&D efforts are needed to improve environmental health and ecology, environmental monitoring, environmental technology development and implementation. Additionally, pollution prevention is also necessary in order to address the emerging concerns of climate change, as well as the environmental issues of homeland security and infrastructure protection.
The U.S. must invest in both the research and education that will empower engineers to solve looming environmental challenges such as air pollution, climate change, and water shortages. The research portion of the federal budget provides the largest share of support for U.S. graduate students in fundamental science and engineering disciplines through fellowships and research grants to universities. In areas such as environmental science and national defense, a broad view across agencies, rather than a programmatic view, is necessary to ensure sufficient graduates and continuing quality in graduate programs.
ASME Government Relations conducts congressional briefings to inform Members of Congress and their staff about engineering, science and technology aspects of current public policy issues and to increase awareness among Congressional staff of ASME as a credible source of technical information.
- May 15, 2015: Grid Security and Advancements in Smart Grid Technology
- Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing: A Report From the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 (12/3/2014)
- Customization in Internet-Enabled Manufacturing (6/17/2014)
- February 25, 2013: New Nuclear Technology: Small Modular Reactors
- American Exceptionalism, American Decline? Research, the Knowledge Economy and the 21st Century Challenge
- EPA New Source Performance Standards Final Rule
- Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources
- Public Comments on EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan
- Proposed Rule: EPA Clean Power Plan
- Final Documents Related to the Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone
- EPA Requests Information to Inform Hydraulic Fracturing Research Related to Drinking Water Resources (Deadline: September 18, 2014)
- Proposed Rule: NRC Low Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program