Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - November 4, 2022
White House Launches Net-Zero Game Changers Initiative
The Biden-Harris Administration announced the launch of the Net-Zero Game Changers Initiative as part of the $1.5 billion under President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to build and upgrade America’s national laboratories and advance leadership in science, research, and innovation.
The White House announced a new report that identifies five initial priorities that will help enable the United States to meet the President’s goal of cutting GHGs by 50-52% in 2030 and get to net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.
Today’s funding announcements will give a long overdue boost to 13 Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories that have been at the core of major scientific discoveries, and continue to be essential to advance America’s energy, economic, and national security.
The Net-Zero Game Changers Initiative accelerates game-changing climate innovations helping the United States meet the President’s goal to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.
To launch the initiative, the White House Climate Policy Office, Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Office of Management and Budget are jointly releasing a new report, U.S. Innovation to Meet 2050 Climate Goals, which describes 37 game-changing R&D opportunities identified across Federal agencies. The Administration will jump-start clean energy innovation with five near-term priorities: Efficient Building Heating and Cooling: Building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), net-zero aviation, net-zero power grid and electrification, industrial products and fuels for a net-zero, circular economy and fusion energy at scale.