The energy sectors— the fossil fuels used to generate electricity, heat buildings, and power transportation needs—account for about two-thirds of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Advanced technologies that don’t burn fossil fuels, such as solar panels, heat pumps, and electric vehicles, are transforming the way the U.S produces and consumes energy, offering large societal benefits and requiring policymakers to tackle a broad range of complex new issues. Policies designed for the fossil fuel era are being modernized to shape an energy system based on cleaner and more efficient options.
Fortunately, we still have time to avert the most dangerous impacts of climate change. The Climate and Clean Energy program supports efforts in states and nationally to advance and implement policies that mitigate climate change and provide additional benefits to vulnerable communities.
Our grants in this area support applied research to develop innovative policy designs, advocacy and litigation to advance and defend key policies, and communications to educate key stakeholders on effective policies to curb climate change.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
The Climate and Clean Energy program supports cutting-edge efforts to accelerate the clean energy transformation and ensure its benefits are widely shared, for example by:
Our grants in this area support applied research and technical analysis to inform effective policy design, advocacy and litigation to advance and defend key policies, communications to educate key stakeholders on innovative policy opportunities, and leadership development.