Global Climate and Energy Project

The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University, “seeks new solutions to the challenges of this century: supplying energy to meet the changing needs of a growing world population.” Beginning in December 2002, GCEP is a 10-year, $ 225m research project aimed at developing new energy technologies. These new energy technologies include CO 2 capture and storage, hydrogen storage and electrocatalysis. It has the support of four major companies – ExxonMobil, General Electric, Schlumberger, and Toyota. Under the heading “Grand Challenge”, it identifies a global warming-related need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through future energy development.