The US pledges $100 million for clean energy R&D

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has pledged about $100 million to fund research and development of transformative clean energy technology. The funds will be used to identify innovative clean energy technologies in order to combat the climate crisis. The DoE has also announced that it will participate in the National Climate Task Force’s Climate Innovation Working Group.  Through this, it aims to coordinate government-wide efforts in developing technologies such as net-zero-carbon buildings, battery storage, lower-cost green hydrogen and direct air capture to help the US reach net zero emissions by 2050. The working group will also direct efforts to boost the country’s domestic clean energy supply chain and manufacturing sectors.

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