Top Business Leaders Issue New Roadmap for Federal Clean Energy R&D Funding

Washington, D.C.–Making larger investments in energy innovation will make the United States more globally competitive, increase economic prosperity, and maintain America’s energy leadership position in the world, according to a dozen top business leaders in a new report released today. In its report, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC), originally founded in 2010 and now Read more about Top Business Leaders Issue New Roadmap for Federal Clean Energy R&D Funding[…]

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[…]

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[…]

What’s So Special About ARPA-E?

By Brad Townsend Technological innovation has been at the center of America’s economic competitiveness for the better part of the last 80 years. In the energy sector, federally funded 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 Read more about What’s So Special About ARPA-E?[…]

Podcast: AEIC Welcomes New Principals

BPC’s Associate Director for Energy Innovation, Brad Townsend, welcomes the American Energy Innovation Council’s two newest principals; Dr. Wanda Austin, Former CEO and President of the Aerospace Corporation and Jay Faison, Founder and CEO of the ClearPath Foundation. In this podcast, they discuss what role the federal government plays in driving energy innovation, as well Read more about Podcast: AEIC Welcomes New Principals[…]

Austin, Faison Join American Energy Innovation Council

Washington, D.C.– The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) today announced that Dr. Wanda Austin, former President and CEO of Aerospace Corporation, and Jay Faison, Founder and CEO of the ClearPath Foundation, have joined the Council. Austin and Faison join a group of America’s leading business and innovation executives—including Norman Augustine, Neal Blue, Mark Burns, John Doerr, Read more about Austin, Faison Join American Energy Innovation Council[…]

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[…]