To support this initiative, the DOE’s newly launched Clean Energy Impact Investment Center will provide:
- Single Point of Access for Information: The center will make information about DOE programs accessible and more understandable to the public, including to mission-driven investors such as foundations, university endowments and institutional investors.
- Technical Assistance: The center will share research and analysis produced by DOE and its National Laboratories on relevant developments in clean energy technology.
- Information on Early-Stage Projects and Companies: DOE currently has programs including the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and others that help to fund and accelerate emerging early-stage technology projects and companies. The center will aggregate and make available existing, public information on entities currently engaged in partnerships with DOE.
- Connections to Additional Relevant US Government Programs: The center will include information about energy and climate programs at other government agencies.
Moving forward, DOE will work to mobilize a broad range of philanthropists and impact investors to scale up investments throughout the energy innovation pipeline.