America's Energy Future

ARPA-e provides catalytic funding for energy innovation

Republicans are praising a clean energy program supported by President Obama for a reason. ARPA-e is about catalytic funding of energy innovation–small grants that help develop promising new high-risk, high-reward technologies. ARPA-e’s employees themselves are on time-limited assignments, helping the agency avoid bureaucratic stasis that can affect other government R&D. And the funding is spread competitively to projects across the country in both universities and companies.

The article, written by Jim Snyder, can be read at Bloomberg Businessweek.

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