Jesse Jenkins, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and principal investigator of the ZERO lab, helped design and launch the new consortium with the goal of helping organizations transform their businesses and, in turn, make key energy technologies more commercially viable and quicker to be deployed. “We want to provide practical insights and roadmaps that can support decision-making, guide investment and accelerate innovation,” Jenkins said. The consortium aims to help leaders from diverse parts of the energy sector accelerate novel clean energy technologies. Jenkins provided a rationale for why he recruited these first members.
Google was the first global corporation to pledge to match the energy demand from its data centers and offices around the world with local carbon-free power on an hour-by-hour basis, referred to as 24/7 carbon-free electricity procurement. The company also has a longstanding track record of investing in clean technology startups and using its purchasing power to transform markets for clean electricity. To read the full story.