Why should governments fund basic research? For the same reason that companies tend not to: because it is a public good.
The tragedy is that the riskiest investments in basic science — the first building block of a new energy future — are stalling.
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 Read more about Everything You Need to Know About the America COMPETES Act[…]
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 Read more about Testimony of AEIC Principal Norm Augustine Before the Senate Energy and Resources Committee[…]
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 Read more about 6/11 Event: Maximizing the Return on Federal R&D Investments in Energy Storage[…]
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 Read more about How Tax Reform Could Make Wind, Solar and Natural Gas Power More Expensive[…]
The vision of a clean energy future is little better than a mirage without the resources to invest in it.
A robust clean energy industry in the U.S. will foster greater innovation in the field.
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 Read more about AEIC Co-Chairs Endorse H.R. 1158 DOE Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act[…]
We’ve rounded up some of the media coverage of AEIC’s report, Restoring American Energy Innovation Leadership: Bill Gates and Other Business Leaders Urge U.S. to Increase Energy Research Justin Gillis | Feb 23, 2015 Investing in America’s next energy boom Norman Augustine and Chad Holliday | Feb 27, 2015 Bill Gates, CEOs call for R&D Read more about Restoring American Energy Innovation Leadership in the News[…]