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[Flag of the Department of Energy] image by Joe McMillan, 11 December 2001

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The Department of Energy's flag is regulated by Title 10, Code of Regulations, Section 1002. It is white with the departmental seal, approximately 2/3 of the hoist in diameter. The seal shows a coat of arms on the center, green, bordered yellow with a lightning bolt bendwise sinister issuing from sinister chief between an atom, a sun, an oil well, a windmill, and a generator, all yellow. The crest is a white eagle's head erased. The shield is displayed against a dark blue background, surrounded by a green ring fimbriated yellow on both the inside and outside, inscribed with the department's name in yellow letters. The dimensions are 52 x 66 inches for indoor use (with yellow fringe, cord, and tassels), and 36 by 60 or 60 x 96 inches for outdoor hoisting.
Joe McMillan, 11 December 2001

The description of the Department of Energy Flag is taken from DOE Notice 1000.2A, January 8, 1990, and is as follows:

Description of Distinguishing Flag

The base or field of the flag shall be white, and a replica of the official seal shall appear on both sides thereof.

1. The indoor flag shall be of rayon banner, measure 4'4" on the hoist by 5'6" on the fly, exclusive of heading and hems, and be fringed on three edges with yellow rayon fringe 2-1/2" wide.

2. The outdoor flag shall be of heavy weight nylon, and measure wither 3' on the hoist by 5' on the hoist by 8' on the fly, exclusive of heading and hems.

3. Each flag shall be manufactured in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense Military Specifications Mil-F-2692. The official seal shall be screen printed on both sides, and on each side, the lettering shall read from left to right. Headings shall be Type II in accordance with the Institute of Heraldry Drawing No. 5-1-45E.

Lisa Crosson, Public Information, Public Affairs
Chris Dean, 26 August 2002

Secretary of Energy?

[Flag of the Secretary of Energy] by Joe McMillan, 11 December 2001

Secretary? of Energy - In addition, various pictures on DOE's web site show former Secretary of Energy Richardson in front of a similar flag but with a pale blue field. The seal is surrounded by a very narrow white fimbriation. I assume this is the Secretary's personal flag. Other departmental officials are pictured with the white departmental flag in the background. The GIF shows this flag without any stars on the corners, but this is merely speculation, since the photographs show only the central area of the flag.
Joe McMillan, 11 December 2001

I can't say if this flag ever existed - I can't find any photos - but recent Secretaries of Energy have not utilized anything except for the department flag.
Dave Fowler, 10 April 2021