Catalyzing resilient solutions scaled to meet the climate challenge
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Decarbonize the global energy system to address climate change
We push the change in technologies and policies needed to get to a zero-emissions, high-energy planet at an affordable cost. We imagine a world where the energy needs of all people are met efficiently without damaging the atmosphere.
Latest updates and news from our experts
Europe’s Net-Zero Industry Act: What does it mean for carbon capture and storage?Published on: March 22, 2023
Three potential benefits of hydrogen trucking, and what it will take to tap into themPublished on: March 14, 2023
A guide to monitoring and quantifying methane emissions from the oil and gas sectorPublished on: February 28, 2023
California needs to expand its clean energy. And it starts by expanding its grid.Published on: February 27, 2023
Europe needs an options-based climate strategyPublished on: February 23, 2023
Mapping the cost of carbon capture and storage in EuropePublished on: February 22, 2023
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technology innovation news.
Our Approach & Global Reach
We are a 25-year-old organization with a startup mentality
As problem solvers and creative environmentalists, we achieve change in three main ways:
- Modeling & Systems Analysis: Driving support for the most effective policy and technology strategies.
- Technology Innovation: Facilitating the commercialization of emerging and proven climate change mitigation technologies.
- Policy Advocacy: Working practically and objectively to catalyze realistic change that leads to major impact through legal and legislative advocacy.
We’re expanding our global footprint
With the support of our donors and partners, we are expanding our impact around the world. Our team of experts is working to engage with local partners and stakeholders to develop new ideas, design solutions, and advance innovative technologies and policy solutions to address climate change. Explore our regional work:
Celebrating 25 years
Over the past 25 years, CATF has carved out a unique role in the environmental and climate movement as a science-driven, solutions-focused, and strategic organization that gets results. Learn about how we got started and explore our history.
Our Areas of Work
Examining all options with an open mind
and clear vision
Create a global research and development, commercial, regulatory, and social ecosystem in which we can tap into the myriad carbon-free benefits of nuclear technology.
Bioenergy & Land Use
Redirect the production and use of bioenergy so that it contributes to–rather than undermines– decarbonization and climate stability.
Accelerate the adoption of carbon capture technologies to prevent CO₂ emissions from power generation and industrial sources.
Reorient energy strategies to better support the rapid expansion of modern, cost-effective power in Africa and beyond.
Ensure the adoption of U.S. emission standards on U.S. fossil power plants to zero-out power sector carbon emissions by 2050.
Methane Pollution Prevention
Catalyze deep, global reductions in methane emissions to help stave off the risk of irreversible changes to our climate.
Superhot Rock Energy
Superhot rock energy is a visionary technology deserving of investment, and yet almost entirely unrecognized in the decarbonization debate.
Advance zero-carbon fuels like hydrogen and ammonia, which have the potential to decarbonize hard-to-electrify sectors and could unlock opportunities across the energy system.
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CATF has received the highest possible 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a 2020 Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, is a certified nonprofit partner of 1% of the Planet, and has been endorsed as a highly effective organization by Founders Pledge.
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