Climate and Clean Energy

    Enable regional and national achievement of Administration 2030/2050 climate and clean energy objectives through scientific, technological, and partnership innovations that build on established LANL capabilities.


    1. Enhance the capability to forecast at regional scale impacts of the evolving climate to enable science-based civilian and military actions both domestically and globally, particularly at the sub-decadal scale and integrated with weather, infrastructure, disease, and other models. Deploy LANL tools to decision makers.
    2. Demonstrate leadership, with relevant partners, in the multidisciplinary experimental R&D needed to inform near- and long-term predictions that influences action, as well as provide technical options to support those actions.
    3. Develop, with relevant partners, utilizing a place-based strategy, innovative technology that can mitigate climate change, address the impacts of climate change, and enable monitoring of international norms and agreements.
    4. Inform and facilitate implementation of a rapid transformation of the energy system towards less carbon-intensive solutions domestically, which will be paralleled by a transformation of the global energy system.
    5. Support NNSA in establishing and achieving climate mitigation goals, including using the Laboratory as a testbed for demonstration and deployment efforts.

    primary Strategic Objective

    Technical Leadership - Deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs to advance relevant research frontiers and anticipate emerging national security risks.

    secondary Strategic Objectives

    Trustworthy Operations - Consistently demonstrate and be recognized by diverse stakeholders for trusted and trustworthy operations.

    Threat Reduction - Anticipate persistent and emerging threats to global security; develop and deploy revolutionary tools to detect, deter, and respond proactively.