Meet the Finalists

Please join us in congratulating the following Finalists for the 2030 Climate Challenge. The Awardee will be announced here in the summer 2021.

Carbon Leadership Forum / Seattle, Washington

Building with Biomass: Using Buildings to Sequester Carbon at Gigaton-Scale

By connecting rural communities that harvest biogenic materials with urban areas that use large volumes of construction materials, we can cut emissions associated with agricultural waste and stimulate the economy with the creation of green jobs.

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RMI / Boulder, Colorado

Scale Zero: Healthy, Zero-Emission, Affordable Housing for All

 Scale Zero will establish a coordinated policy and retrofit implementation approach that will advance supportive policies and reduce the cost associated with zero-emission retrofits in five states.

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Solar United Neighbors / Washington, District of Columbia

First Statewide Virtual Power Plant: Equitable Transition to Clean Energy

The First Statewide Virtual Power Plant project will partner with utilities to dramatically step up the proven Pay As You Save (PAYS) inclusive investment and cost recovery system that enables energy upgrades to pay for themselves, with no credit check, loan, debt or up-front cost.

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World Resources Institute / Washington, District of Columbia

Turning Point: Driving Climate Action through Southeast Transportation Electrification

Turning Point will build a Southeast coalition in seven states to accelerate equitable transportation electrification.

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World Wildlife Fund / Washington, District of Columbia

Decarbonizing U.S. Industry with Renewable Thermal Energy

We will double the use of renewable thermal energy by 2025 and triple by 2030, leading to a 30% decrease in industrial thermal emissions over the next decade.

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