DOE Begins Decarbonizing 17 National Laboratories

Intends to create a model for hard-to-decarbonize industries.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the launch of the Net Zero Labs Pilot Initiative. With initial funding of $38 million, the initiative will begin the process of decarbonizing four of the DOE’s 17 National Laboratories. This pilot program will create the first-ever model for laboratory decarbonization, and the program will be made available next year to all the National Laboratories on a competitive basis.

“Transitioning to a net-zero future will require slashing carbon pollution across all industries — from shipping to manufacturing to construction, and even the operation of our national laboratories,” said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. “DOE’s National Labs are leading by example to address some of the most energy-intensive, hardest-to-decarbonize federal facilities to reduce our nation’s carbon footprint — mitigating the disastrous impacts of climate change, lowering energy costs, and supporting the growing clean energy workforce.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Granholm to seek God’s direction as she implements clean energy policy.
  • For officials in the 17 National Laboratories as they work to meet Net Zero Lab standards.
  • For wisdom for the president and his Cabinet as they address carbon emissions.

Sources: Department of Energy


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