Everything You Need to Know About the America COMPETES Act

Energy innovation is rising to a priority discussion in the United States, as last week both chambers of Congress acted on legislation that will guide the course of federal science and R&D investments for years to come. The House of Representatives narrowly passed its version of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1806), while in the[…]


Testimony of AEIC Principal Norm Augustine Before the Senate Energy and Resources Committee

AEIC member and retired Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today on the topic of Energy Accountability and Reform Legislation. The following testimony was submitted by Mr. Augustine. TESTIMONY OF NORMAN R. AUGUSTINE BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY and Natural Resources OF THE UNITED STATES Senate[…]


6/11 Event: Maximizing the Return on Federal R&D Investments in Energy Storage

Session One in AEIC’s “Partners in Ingenuity” series WHEN: Thursday, June 11th 2015 03:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m. WHERE: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC REGISTER NOW Batteries are growing up–literally. Next-generation battery technologies are powering vehicles and connecting directly to the electric grid. As a result, international competition to develop and supply new[…]


How Tax Reform Could Make Wind, Solar and Natural Gas Power More Expensive

In recent years, several members of Congress have proposed comprehensive tax reforms, all of which would affect the cost of electricity. In February 2014, previous House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released his proposal for comprehensive tax reform. Representative Camp’s proposal followed a set of proposals (here and here) issued as part[…]


AEIC Co-Chairs Endorse H.R. 1158 DOE Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act

AEIC co-chairs Norm Augustine and Chad Holliday sent the following letter today to Congressional House leadership. MARCH 24, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC The Honorable John Boehner Speaker of the House of Representatives H-232 U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader H-204 U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader[…]

AEIC Report Release

AEIC’s Letter to Members of Congress on Restoring American Energy Innovation Leadership

AEIC members Norm Augustine, John Doerr, Bill Gates, Chad Holliday, Jeffrey Immelt, and Tom Linebarger sent the following letter today to members of Congress. FEBRUARY 24, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader S-230 U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable John Boehner Speaker of the House of Representatives H-232 U.S. Capitol[…]