Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $1,500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    2/15/2017
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
This grant will support the institute’s work, which includes researching the efficacy of scaling Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in key states, and creating an analytical framework to help policymakers determine if increased federal support for CCS research, development, and deployment is warranted. Most climate models — including those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and International Energy Agency — involve CCS in meeting a 2-degree goal. The institute is collaborating with eight organizations at the state and federal levels, and working with the Department of Energy to research cleaner and more cost-effective CCS options, which countries like India and China can leverage. At the federal level, the institute will conduct research that can build the case for tax credit support of CCS.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.gpisd.net 
Address
2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 220, Minneapolis, MN, 55407, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Great Plains Institute (GPI) fills a unique role in the Midwest as a hub for policy innovation and a thoughtful convener of stakeholders that is able to build consensus for forward policy action across the region. GPI works across four main areas: (a) increasing energy efficiency and productivity; (b) decarbonizing electricity production; (c) electrifying the economy and adopting zero- and low-carbon fuels; and (d) capturing carbon for beneficial use and permanent storage. GPI developed a carbon capture coalition that educated policymakers and influenced policy designs at the state and federal levels. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for general operating support  
This is a GOS grant to Great Plains Institute is fund policy research and coalition building around carbon capture and storage. This is best viewed as a short term grant to maintain capacity in the field until Climate Works the Foundation has completed it's strategy on this issue. In this time frame, however, the Great Plain Institute will expand the coalition of interests supporting carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) and advocate for programs within the Department of Energy to support R and D, loan guarantees and tax credits.
for general operating support  
This grant will support the Great Plains Institute’s work on carbon management, renewable energy integration, sustainable bioenergy, and greenhouse gas reduction in the Midwest and Great Plains. The Institute is unique in that it seeks solutions that can bridge the economic and political spectrum. They focus on gaining fossil fuel interests through support for carbon capture, farmers and ranchers through the economic benefits of renewable energy, and labor through climate solutions that increase economic opportunities.

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