We Need to Tackle Five Grand Challenges

How We Plug In, Make Things, Grow Things, Get Around, Keep Cool and Stay Warm

We need to go from 51 Billion tons of emissions per year to Zero

As one of America’s largest capital investors in infrastructure, with between $50 and $55 billion in new infrastructure investments planned through 2022, we’re helping ensure that the next energy to power our dreams will be American energy.Breakthrough Energy’s aim is to inspire the world to develop and scale the critical solutions we need to reach net-zero emissions—so everyone can enjoy affordable, abundant clean energy.

The Global Leader in Sustainable Energy Solutions

The only way to avoid the worst impacts of climate change is to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions from 51 billion tons a year, where they are now, to net-zero—and we need to do it by 2050. That means we need unprecedented technological transformations in almost every sector of modern life.

At Breakthrough Energy, we’re accelerating this transformation by supporting cutting-edge research and development, investing in companies that turn green ideas into clean products, and advocating for policies that speed innovation from lab to market. Through investment vehicles, philanthropic programs, policy and advocacy efforts, and other initiatives, Breakthrough Energy works with a global network of partners to accelerate the technologies we need to build a carbon-free economy.

The global leader in sustainable energy solutions.

The Coalition is a unique group that includes private investors who are patient and risk tolerant, global corporations that produce or consume energy in vast quantities, and financial institutions with the capital necessary to finance the world’s largest infrastructure projects. Our network extends into every sector of the global economy, allowing us to tap into additional expertise as needed. Breakthrough Energy has a unique set of investors, corporations, institutions, and government partners –
shaping our global energy future. We will be publishing insights here on where we see that future headed, and how leaders in the private sector, government, and philanthropy can work better—and work together— to speed up the cycle of energy innovation.

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Empowering you with a broad array of clean energy possibilities

We fund work on the actual climate technologies our world will need to meaningfully reduce emissions.

We bring together the public and private sectors to accelerate market formation, spur further innovation, and reduce Green Premiums.

We advocate for public policies that will give new technologies a chance in the marketplace, incentivize investment in carbon-reduction technologies, and drive down clean technology costs.

How a little Known Rule Can Stabilize the Grid

By ensuring a minimum transmission capacity across the regions, we would not only have more reliable and resilient power grids, but we would also see an increase in economic development.

Hydrogen Is Having a Moment

In fact, We strongly believe affordable, clean hydrogen will be a decarbonization tool we have at our disposal in the next decade, if not sooner.

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