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NETL Assists Preparations for Global Clean Energy Action Forum

NETL is supporting a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to launch and host the 2022 Global Clean Energy Action Forum September 21-23 in Pittsburgh.

The event brings together energy leaders from around the world to turn clean energy ambition into action and accelerate the transition toward a more secure energy future. The inaugural event will also work towards empowering communities and the next generation of the clean energy workforce, recognizing their integral role in the energy transition. The theme of the Forum is Rapid Innovation and Deployment.

DOE Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm will convene the landmark event. She explained that the Forum will allow the U.S. to continue its leadership on the world stage, “to foster greater international cooperation to achieve our shared climate ambitions, drive innovation and accelerate the deployment of clean energy solutions, while creating millions of good paying jobs.”

The Global Energy Forum will convene cabinet level officials from more than 30 countries including industry leaders, innovators, youth, labor, civil society and others to accelerate innovation, deployment and market uptake of clean energy solutions, from renewables, to abated fossil energy, nuclear and new technologies.

DOE welcomes interested stakeholders in the clean energy action community to showcase their clean energy technologies in Pittsburgh. The technology showcase is a key component of the forum and offers opportunities to showcase solutions that are accelerating and demonstrating progress towards shared clean energy goals. Interested applicants must fill out the application by June 30, 2022, for consideration. Apply by clicking HERE,

Pittsburgh, home to one of NETL’s three major energy research facilities, is an ideal location for an event. Over the last century, the Pittsburgh region underwent an extraordinary energy and environmental transformation. Once known exclusively as a heavy industry center reliant on fossil fuels, Pittsburgh now ranks among the top cities in the United States for fostering innovation in clean energy, green buildings and advanced manufacturing solutions.

Pittsburgh-based CMU has a long history of solving major scientific, technological, and societal challenges.

CMU, with DOE, is partnering with a local host committee to ensure voices and perspectives from across industry, government, labor, non-profit organizations and philanthropy are part of the planning process. The host committee will be co-chaired by Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive, Ed Gainey, Mayor of Pittsburgh; Farnam Jahanian, President of Carnegie Mellon University; and Stefani Pashman, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. NETL is lending its planning expertise to the event sponsors and will play a role in Forum presentations.

Visit the Global Energy Forum website for more information about the event and key deadlines for participants and attendees.

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.