The U.S. government and France are working together for research, development and innovation on a number of technologies; through joint efforts they aim at reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Firstly, this Friday, both governments released a statement in which they complied to their common goals and common resolve in fighting climate change. Efforts by both countries will concentrate on France’s Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Secondly, both institutions will push with urgency cutting-edge research and science to dramatically accelerate the deployment of energy technologies; such as advanced nuclear reactors, green electricity and others.
Thirdly, the institutions pretend to leverage from all currently existing emission-free technologies available; while simultaneously intensifying research, development, and deployment across a suite of zero-emissions energy sources and systems.
Moreover, the statement said. “Ensuring that these energy systems are efficient and reliable; integrating larger shares of renewables coupled with nuclear energy; which is a significant part of today’s electricity production in both countries, will be crucial to accelerate energy transitions.”
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U.S. and France to boost hydrogen, carbon storage and more technologies
In addition, technologies to be developed include decarbonized and innovative electricity systems; also, nuclear energy technologies or new designs, such as small modular, micro, and other advanced reactors.
Also, the expansion of renewable energy through the support of rural electrification; as well as the production of hydrogen to decarbonize transportation and other energy sectors.
Furthermore, long-duration storage, advanced transportation, smart energy systems, carbon capture utilization and storage, and advanced nuclear, are also in the package of technologies to be deployed.
On the other hand, France’s Minister Barbara Pompili, said. “In order to reach the ambitious target set forth by the Paris agreement and tackle effectively the climate change issue; the world’s leading economies must gather their strengths and technological assets to bring innovative zero-carbon solutions.”
She also remarked. “With the United States, we aim to build international momentum on these aspects; with the perspective of the upcoming COP26.” Finally, Secretary Jennifer Granholm, said. “We urgently need to bring innovative solutions that can be deployed around the world; leveraging all of our zero-emitting generation technologies.”