AEIC Member Chad Holliday Emphasizes Innovation for the New Climate Economy

Today, AEIC member and former Chairman of Bank of America Chad Holliday was a featured speaker at the release of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate report, Seeing is Believing: Creating a New Climate Economy in the United States. Mr. Holliday spoke to the numerous opportunities for economic growth through sustained technological progress[…]


U.S. Energy Innovation Week in Review: July 28 – Aug 3

This week in energy innovation includes non-hydro renewable generation records, natural gas infrastructure R&D, fuel cell partnership, battery research discoveries, plans for a battery “gigafactory,” and new technology for materials science: Co-sponsorship watch (courtesy of AEIC’s energy innovation bill tracker): H.R. 2996 Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act: Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA), Rep. Daniel Maffei[…]


U.S. Energy Innovation Week in Review: July 21-27

The past week includes House passage of a National Labs technology transfer and reform bill, the Senate’s appropriations bill for DOE programs, progress for a bill establishing manufacturing innovation hubs, AEIC’s July 23 symposium, the launch of a new energy R&D program, and GE’s plans to commercialize fuel cell technology: The Senate Energy and Water[…]

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Energy Innovation Requires Partners in Ingenuity

In the last half-century, American companies have developed the technologies and established the businesses that largely shape the world’s energy systems today. American energy leadership has benefited significantly from long-standing federal support for research and development (R&D) and decades of public-private partnerships that help drive innovation. Acting as a catalyst or instigator, government innovation investments[…]


U.S. Energy Innovation Week in Review: July 14-20

The past week includes introduction of a National Labs technology transfer and reform bill, proposed legislation to promote alternative vehicle technologies, new advanced geothermal energy R&D investments, new funding for biofuel feedstock research, a newly announced coal plant CCS retrofit project, fuel cell vehicle market entry, and the first all-solar yieldco: Last week, the House[…]


Recap: Senate Commerce Committee Underscores Importance of Federal R&D Investment

Federal support for research and development efforts has been crucial to the start of many of our most important technology innovations and needs continuing public investment. This was emphasized in Thursday’s (7/17/2014) hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which focused on re-authorization of the America COMPETES Act to ensure federal funding[…]

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What We’re Reading: Public-Private R&D Partnerships Key in All Deep Decarbonization Pathways

The technical feasibility of combating global climate disruption rests on the large-scale deployment of several low-carbon technologies, some of which are not yet fully commercialized or affordable. According to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), results from the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) indicate that meeting[…]

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U.S. Energy Innovation Week in Review: July 7-13, 2014

This week includes passage of the House Appropriations energy-water bill, new lithium-ion battery discoveries, electric vehicles qualifying under the Renewable Fuel Standard, a new building energy efficiency competition, and vertical integration in the solar photovoltaic industry: The House passed its $34 billion energy-water spending bill that maintains funding for DOE’s loan guarantee program. The funding[…]


A Broad Energy R&D Portfolio as a Bipartisan Approach to Climate

Developing a broad and effective portfolio of low-carbon energy technology options could provide the common ground on which conservatives and liberals agree to approach climate change. In the recent Issues in Sciences and Technology article, “Breaking the Climate Deadlock,” authors David Garman, Kerry Emanuel, and Bruce Phillips recommend a portfolio approach to the low-carbon technology development[…]


General Motors & NREL R&D Collaboration Follows in Steps of Past Energy Innovation Partnership Success

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently announced that it will partner with General Motors (GM) to reduce automotive fuel cell costs through manufacturing research and development. NREL will work with GM to address current complications to next-generation fuel cell electric vehicles such as achieving high power densities, understanding the implication of contaminants for fuel[…]