On August 31, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Breakthrough Energy founder Bill Gates will speak at the opening session of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) first ever Hydrogen Shot Summit, a virtual gathering of top leaders from around the world to map out strategies for achieving DOE's goal of driving down the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% within the decade.

In addition to the opening session emceed by Deputy Secretary of Energy David M. Turk, the summit will also include plenary session panels bringing together high-level government officials, industry members, regional and community leaders, and DOE national laboratories to share perspectives on how clean hydrogen can achieve the scale and impact needed to tackle the climate crisis and transition to an equitable clean energy future.

Hydrogen Shot is the first in a series of DOE's Energy Earthshots that support President Biden's goals to transition our economy to clean energy and address the climate crisis. The Energy Earthshots are aimed at driving the major breakthroughs needed to dramatically reduce costs of critical clean energy technologies, scale deployment to reach the goal of a net-zero economy by 2050, and create clean energy jobs..

Read more about additional Hydrogen Shot Summit plenary speakers.