Perform essential services that provide direct scientific and technical assistance to state governments;
Develop, promote and recommend policies and programs on energy, environment and economic development that encourage sustainable development;
Provide technical assistance to executive and legislative policy-makers and the private sector in order to achieve synthesis of energy, environment and economic issues that ensure energy security and supply;
Facilitate the implementation of energy and environmental policies between federal, state, and local governments and the private sector;
Sustain business development throughout the region by eliminating barriers to the use of efficient energy and environmental technologies; and
Support improved energy efficient technologies that pollute less and contribute to a clean global environment while protecting indigenous natural resources for future generations.