Sign In

Error
Error
Create an account

Create a free IEA account to download our reports or subcribe to a paid service.

Join for freeJoin for free

Climate Innovation Research Opportunity investment program

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 8 July 2021

The White House launched an innovation effort to create jobs while tackling climate change, including a new research working group, the outline for an innovation agenda, and a $100 million grant program from the Department of Energy for low-carbon energy technologies.     

The Climate Innovation Working Group will focus on:

- net-zero carbon buildings at net-zero cost;

- energy storage for one-tenth of today's costs;  

- advanced energy system management tools to plan for and operate a grid powered by zero carbon power plants;   

- very low-cost zero carbon on-road vehicles and transit systems;  

- new, sustainable fuels for aircraft and ships, as well as general improvements in efficiency and transportation management;   

- climate friendly, affordable refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps;

- carbon-free heat and industrial processes that capture emissions from making steel, concrete, chemicals and other important industrial products;  

- carbon-free hydrogen at a lower cost than hydrogen from polluting sources;

- innovative soil management, plant biology, and agricultural techniques to remove CO2 from the air and store it in the ground;   

- direct air capture systems and retrofits in existing industrial and power plant exhausts, to capture CO2 and use it to make alternative products or permanently sequester it deep underground.

Want to know more about this policy ? Learn moreLearn more