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NETL New Years 2022
Start of the New Year Brings NETL Closer to Achieving Critical Decarbonization Goals

Director’s Corner

by Brian Anderson, Ph.D.

As we begin another year of innovation here at NETL, I am filled with optimism. I look back at all we achieved so far and I know that we will continue to build on these successes. Our work has helped bring the nation closer than ever to meeting critical climate goals set forth by the Biden-Harris Administration that call for a carbon emission-free electricity sector by 2035 and a net-zero clean energy economy by 2050.

The great American thinker William James once said, “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

While this aphorism rings true for all of humanity, it has a special significance for NETL because we are fighting climate change and working to help set our world on a new path toward environmental sustainability that will ensure future generations never want for energy or clean air and water.

We’re helping to forge this path each day as we continue to innovate new technologies and help deploy many of the solutions that we had critical roles in developing. With every discovery made in our lab and each partnership we build, we help make energy production cleaner, safer and more resilient.

I invite you to take this journey with us by visiting our newsroom throughout the year. There you will learn about all the work we are pursuing and have planned for the future. Our nation’s clean energy transition is an exciting story filled with talented and interesting people, and new chapters are being written every day.