Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke Joins American Energy Innovation Council

Washington, D.C.– The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) today announced that ​Ben Fowke​, the chairman, president, and CEO of Xcel Energy Inc., has joined the council. Fowke joins a group of America’s leading business and innovation executives—including Norman Augustine, Wanda Austin, Neal Blue, Mark Burns, John Doerr, Tom Fanning, Tom Farrell, Jay Faison, Bill Gates, Read more about Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke Joins American Energy Innovation Council[…]

ARPA-E at 10.

By Erin Smith and Addison Stark The president’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget calls for the elimination of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). This is unlikely to occur, however, because this critical innovation agency enjoys broad bipartisan support, both due to the projects it supports across the United States and the organizational Read more about ARPA-E at 10.[…]

Investments in Critical Materials Research Are Vital to American Competitiveness

By Jack Mann  Despite having an abundance of geological resources, the United States depends on imports for its supply of the minerals needed to produce many important technologies. The United States meets its demand for several of these minerals, known as critical materials, with imports from countries whose industrial policies, often designed to favor domestic Read more about Investments in Critical Materials Research Are Vital to American Competitiveness[…]

ARPA-E Funding Certainty Matters

By Erin Smith Innovation has been at the center of America’s economic competitiveness for decades. In the energy sector, federal research and development (R&D) programs have served as a foundation on which the private sector has built an impressive track record of innovation, creating jobs, lowering costs and enhancing energy security. The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy Read more about ARPA-E Funding Certainty Matters[…]

Five Reasons Energy Innovation Matters

1. Decades of federal energy research laid the groundwork for many of the technologies we enjoy today. For example: Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs) – DOE grants aided the discovery of low-cost battery materials, enabling LIBs to commercialize, which now power everything from laptops to smart phones. LED Lighting – DOE research produced more efficient and longer-lasting Read more about Five Reasons Energy Innovation Matters[…]

AEIC: U.S. Must Boost, Not Cut, Energy R&D Investment

Washington, D.C.– American Energy Innovation Council Staff Director Brad Townsend issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019: “Much of America’s current energy boom—in shale oil and gas, renewable energy, and many other areas—can be attributed to federally-funded energy research that the private sector has then relied on to Read more about AEIC: U.S. Must Boost, Not Cut, Energy R&D Investment[…]

Department of Energy State Level Funding

The Department of Energy (DOE) funds innovative energy research across a range of disciplines throughout the United States, bolstering national security, creating jobs and economic opportunities, and improving access to reliable and affordable energy in every region. The map below illustrates the investment into each state by four of DOE’s program offices for Fiscal Year Read more about Department of Energy State Level Funding[…]

Inventing the Future: Recapping Our Panel Conversation

By Tomas Green  Overview On June 20, 2017, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) hosted an event on Capitol Hill to release their latest report, “The Power of Innovation: Inventing the Future.” Opening remarks were given by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and BPC President Jason Grumet. The event moved into a panel discussion moderated by Read more about Inventing the Future: Recapping Our Panel Conversation[…]

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Business Leaders Issue New Recommendations on Federal Energy R&D Funding

Washington, D.C.– Investing in energy innovation can make the United States more globally competitive, increase economic prosperity, and maintain America’s energy leadership position in the world, according to an organization of business leaders in a new report released today. In its report, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC), originally founded in 2010 and now comprised Read more about Business Leaders Issue New Recommendations on Federal Energy R&D Funding[…]

The Power of Innovation: Inventing the Future

Innovation has been the predominant driver of U.S. economic growth over the last century. Scientific and technological innovations have produced new industries and the jobs that accompany them, helped maintain the competitiveness of a growing number of companies that rely on technology to succeed, and ultimately made American lives better. Throughout this history, the federal Read more about The Power of Innovation: Inventing the Future[…]