We are building on the proven model of public-private partnerships that Gates has already used to transform health, education, and public welfare around the world. Breakthrough Energy is a network of entities and initiatives, including investment funds, nonprofit and philanthropic programs, and policy efforts linked by a common commitment to scale the technologies we need to achieve a path to net zero emissions by 2050. We are encouraging the development of new net-zero energy technologies, championing policies that speed innovation from lab to market, and bringing together governments, research institutions, private companies, and investors to expand and enhance clean-energy investment.
Breakthrough Energy Ventures has raised over $2 billion in committed capital to support bold entrepreneurs building companies that can significantly reduce emissions from agriculture, buildings, electricity, manufacturing, and transportation
A €100 million pilot fund and a partnership with the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to help decarbonize the European economy
A $30 million effort with the Canadian government to accelerate clean-energy technology similarly there
A team of top clean energy scientists and technologists working to develop rigorous analytic tools to help the world reach global net-zero emissions and clean, reliable, affordable energy for all
Every year we will fund a cohort of the world’s most innovative researchers, scientists, and business mentors developing new clean technology solutions that have the potential to reduce emissions by at least 500 million tons per year by 2050
A first-of-its-kind program to demonstrate how we can finance, produce, and buy the new solutions that will underpin a low-carbon economy