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[…]
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[…]
By Brad Townsend This week, the House and Senate passed an omnibus appropriations bill to fund the government through September 30. While this stopgap funding agreement averts a shutdown in the near term, it sets the stage for discussions on the FY2018 budget to begin in earnest. This most recent agreement provides much needed resources Read more about Congress Backs Energy Research in the Omnibus[…]
In 2010, the American Energy Innovation Council, composed of CEOs from multiple industries, called for the tripling of energy research and development.
The tragedy is that the riskiest investments in basic science — the first building block of a new energy future — are stalling.
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.
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[…]
As a percentage of economic output, US funding lags well behind its western counterparts Canada, France, Denmark, and Norway, among others.
The current funding drought for scientific research is having a real and measurable effect on scientific productivity.