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U.S. Climate Change Technology Program Strategic Plan
September 2006

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Table of Contents

Letter to the Reader
Foreword
Lists of Figures, Tables and Boxes
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

1.Introduction

1.1 U.S. Leadership and Presidential Commitment

1.2 U.S. Climate Change Science Program

1.3 U.S. Climate Change Technology Program

  • The Potential Role of technology

1.4 Continuing Process

1.5 References

 

2. Vision, Mission, Goals and Approaches

2.1 Vision and Mission

2.2 Strategic Goals

2.3 Core Approaches

2.4 Prioritization Process

  • Portfolio Planning Principles
  • Portfolio Planning and Investment Criteria
  • Application of Criteria

2.5 Management

  • Executive Direction
  • Interagency Planning and Integration
  • Agency Implementation
  • External Interactions
  • Program Support

2.6 Strategic Plan Outline

3. Synthesis Assessment of Long-Term Climate Change Technology Scenarios

3.1 The Greenhouse Gases

3.2 Factors Affecting Future GHG Emissions

  • CO2 Emissions from Energy Consumption
  • CO2 Emissions and Sequestration from Changes in Land Use
  • Other Greenhouse Gases

3.3 Analytical Context for CCTP Planning

3.4 Exploring the Role for Advanced Techology

  • Reference Case, Baseline, and Advanced Technology Scenarios
  • Economic Benefits of Advanced Technologies
  • Timing of Advanced Technology Market Penetration

3.5 CCTP Goals for Advanced Technology

  • Energy End-Use Efficiency and Infrastructure
  • Low- and Zero-CO2 Energy Supply Technologies
  • Carbon Capture/Storage and Sequestration
    • Capture and Storage of Carbon Dioxide
    • Terrestrial Sequestration
  • Non-CO2 GHG Emissions
  • Summary: Relative Contributions of the Four CCTP Goals

3.6 Summary of Insights

3.7 References

4. Reducing Emissions from Energy End-Use and Infrastructure

4.1 Transportation

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

4.2 Buildings

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

4.3 Industry

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

4.4 Electric Grid and Infrastructure

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

4.5 Summary

4.6 References

5. Reducing Emissions from Energy Supply

5.1 Low-Emission, Fossil-Based Fuels and Power

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

5.2 Hydrogen

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

5.3 Renewable Energy and Fuels

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

5.4 Nuclear Fission

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

5.5 Fusion Energy

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

5.6 Summary

5.7 References

6.Capturing and Sequestering Carbon Dioxide

6.1 Carbon Capture

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

6.2 Geologic Storage

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

6.3 Terrestrial Sequestration

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

6.4 Ocean Sequestration

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

6.5 Summary

6.6 References

7. Reducing Emissions of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases

7.1 Methane Emissions From Energy and Waste

Landfills

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

Coal Mines

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

Natural Gas and Petroleum Systems

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Direction

7.2 Methane and Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agriculture

Advanced Agricultural Systems for Nitrous

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

Methane and Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Livestock and Poultry Manure

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

Methane Emissions from Livestock Enteric Fermentation

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

Methane Emissions from Rice Fields

7.3 Emissions of High Global-Warming Potential Gases

Substitutes for Ozone Depleting Substances

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

Industrial Use of High GWP Gases

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

7.4 Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Combustion and Industrial Sources

Combustion

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

Industrial Sources

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

7.5 Emissions of Tropospheric Ozone Precursors and Black Carbon

  • Potential Role of Technology
  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

7.6 Summary

7.7 References

8. Enhancing Capabilities to Measure and Monitor Greenhouse Gases

8.1 Potential Role of Technology

8.2 Energy Production and Efficiency Technologies

  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

8.3 CO2 Capture and Sequestration

Geologic Sequestration

  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

Terrestrial Sequestration

  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

Oceanic Sequestration

  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

8.4 Other Greenhouse Gases

  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

8.5 Integrated Measurement and Monitoring System Architecture

  • Technology Strategy
  • Current Portfolio
  • Future Research Directions

8.6 Conclusions

8.7 References

9.Bolster Basic Science Contributions to Technology Development

9.1 Strategic Research

  • Research Supporting Emissions Reductions from Energy End-Use and Infrastructure
  • Research Supporting Emissions Reductions from Energy Supply
  • Research Supporting Capture and Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide
  • Research Supporting Emissions Reductions of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases
  • Basic Research Supporting Enhanced Capabilities to Measure and Monitor
    Greenhouse Gases
  • Cross-cutting Strategic Research Areas

9.2 Fundamental Science

  • Physical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Advanced Scientific Computation
  • Fusion Sciences

9.3 Exploratory Research

  • Novel Concepts
  • Advanced Concepts
  • Integrative Concepts
  • Enabling Concepts
  • Integrated Planning and Decision-Support Tools -

9.4 Toward Enhanced Integration in R&D Planning Processes

9.5 References

10.Summary and Next Steps

10.1 Summary

10.2 Next Steps

10.3 Closing

Appendix A Federal Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Investment Portfolio for Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006, with Budget Request Information for Fiscal Year 2007, U.S. Climate Change Technology Program

A.1 Climate Change Technology Program Classification Criteria

A.2 Climate Change Technology Program Example Activities

A.3 CCTP Participating Agencies, Budgets, and Requests

Appendix B National Climate Change Technology Initiative Priorities --FY 2007 Request

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