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NETL Support for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments Featured in Latest Edition of NETL Edge
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Director’s Corner

by Brian Anderson, Ph.D.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is a historic, once-in-a-generation opportunity to address climate change and generate economic growth by transforming the nation’s energy infrastructure.

With our word-class facilities and expertise spanning carbon management, environmental sustainability, and technology development to ensure affordable, abundant and reliable energy, NETL has important contributions to make in support of BIL investments.

In this issue of NETL Edge, we discuss our Lab’s contributions toward meeting clean energy goals calling for a net-zero carbon emission electricity sector by 2035 and economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050. We also outline how our expertise and capabilities are being brought to bear on provisions of the BIL. For example:

  • NETL is positioned to implement major provisions of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) by executing funding opportunity announcements, non-competitive awards and prize competitions to solicit technology proposals from the nation’s forward-thinking energy industry leaders, research organizations and top university research programs.
  • NETL has been at the forefront of carbon management research, development and demonstration for decades, and our research and global partnerships support a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach for carbon management that is guiding the path toward U.S. decarbonization, including coupling carbon capture methods with long-duration carbon storage or carbon dioxide utilization/conversion into long-lasting products.
  • NETL’s decades of hydrogen-relevant research and development and project management experience has positioned the Lab to become a leader in the rapid, cost-effective development of a national hydrogen economy and to support legislation calling for hydrogen research advancements

At NETL, we’re working hard to ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, as we develop technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle and enable environmental sustainability for all Americans. 

I invite you to read more about these efforts in this issue of NETL Edge.