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Our research is guided by the most pressing challenges of our time. From developing strategies to fight the Climate Crisis to fixing our nation's infrastructure to addressing inequity through energy justice, our research has real-world impact across sectors.

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Learn about the Energy Technologies Area's strategic research initiatives and ten-year milestones. Our Strategic Plan covers ETA's priority research areas: energy storage, resilience, integrated energy systems, the water-energy nexus, and science of manufacturing.

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ETA's Ashok Gadgil Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

During a ceremony at the White House, President Biden awarded Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) retired Faculty Senior Scientist Ashok Gadgil the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement. His award is “for providing life-sustaining resources to communities around the world. His innovative, inexpensive technologies help meet profound needs from drinking water to fuel efficient cookstoves. His work is inspired by a belief in the dignity of all people and in our power to solve the great challenges of our time.” The award is bestowed by the president of the United States on America’s leading innovators.

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President Biden awards Ashok Gadgil the National Medal of Technology and Innovation during an awards ceremony in the East Room of The White House, Oct. 24, 2023. Photo by Ryan K. Morris
President Biden awards Ashok Gadgil the National Medal of Technology and Innovation during an awards ceremony in the East Room of The White House, Oct. 24, 2023. Photo by Ryan K. Morris

Ashok Gadgil - National Medal of Technology and Innovation


Why GEBs?

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Reduction in CO2 emissions per year by 2030 from national GEBs adoption*

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Equivalent CO2 emissions reductions from national GEBs adoption*

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Equivalent CO2 emissions reductions from national GEBs adoption*

Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs) are becoming an important resource for the electric grid in the United states. By reducing and shifting the timing of electricity consumption, GEBs could decrease CO2 emissions by 80 million tons per year by 2030.
*A National Roadmap for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings. 2021.
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