The climate crisis calls for a different kind of moonshot. The Department of Energy's “Energy Earthshots” will accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade. They will drive the major innovation breakthroughs that we know we must achieve to solve the climate crisis, reach our 2050 net-zero carbon goals, and create the jobs of the new clean energy economy. The Energy Earthshots target the remaining solution points of the most challenging technical problems across our energy economy.
The Energy Earthshots are designed to drive integrated program development across DOE’s science and applied energy offices and ARPA-E and take an ‘all R&D community’ approach to leading science and technology innovations to address tough technological challenges and cost hurdles, and rapidly advance solutions to help achieve our climate and economic competitiveness goals.