"Snapshots" of Energy Innovation Underestimate Coming Changes

“Snapshots” of Energy Innovation Underestimate Coming Changes

In today’s world of rapid technological innovation, looking at a snapshot is next to useless. Instead, one is better served by taking a look at the process and speed of innovation, and where it’s occurring. Renewables, batteries, and hybrid vehicles are changing dramatically and fast, compared to coal- and natural gas-fired generation systems. Fossil generation[…]

Science Is the Key to Growth

Science Is the Key to Growth Expanding the American economy is the central concern of the 2012 presidential race. Yet, the cuts in education and research & development budgets discussed in the race would do the opposite, diminishing investments that will lead to a more prosperous future. Research conducted at universities and national labs underpins[…]

Lean, Mean, and Clean II: Assessing DOD Investments in Clean Energy Innovation

Lean, Mean, and Clean II: Assessing DOD Investments in Clean Energy Innovation No other organization in the federal government uses as much energy as the Department of Defense. From running fuel convoys to building base infrastructure to deciding how to power everything from warships to wearable electronics, the DOD knows a forward-thinking energy strategy is[…]

America in the Global R&D Race

Is America falling behind in the global R&D race? Research and Development (R&D) has traditionally included federal investment, but as budgets are scaled back and appropriating becomes more conservative in Washington, an increasing amount of America’s R&D is coming from private firms. In a recent issue, The Economist looked at the changing R&D atmosphere and[…]

AEIC’s Norman Augustine Testifies Before Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the role of government in energy innovation to discuss the American Energy Innovation Council’s (AEIC) latest report, Catalyzing American Ingenuity: The Role of Government in Energy Innovation. Witnesses included AEIC Principal Norman Augustine, former Lockheed Martin CEO and former undersecretary of the Army. An[…]