May 3, 2018

Innovation Starter Series

Curious about the state of play of energy innovation in the United States? Check out the compiled resources below for a refresher on recent trends in U.S. energy research, ways the Department of Energy and private sector are working together to accelerate energy breakthroughs, and how the United States stacks up against other nations in the development of advanced energy technologies.

At a Glance

5 Reasons Energy Innovation Matters

Blog

The bottom line: to stay competitive in the billion-dollar energy technology markets of tomorrow, the United States must strategically increase federal energy research investments.

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State-by-State Map of DOE State-Level Funding

Interactive 

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.

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Letter to Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittees: Invest in America’s Economic and Energy Future

Letter

Ensuring America stays at the forefront of global energy technology research is both an economic and security imperative. Decisions about federal investments in energy innovation that are made today will set the stage for years to come.

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ARPA-E Funding Certainty Matters

Blog 

ARPA-E’s unique approach fills an important gap in the energy technology development cycle. America’s success in these markets will depend on whether we empower it, or allow continued uncertainty to undermine it. 

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Energy Innovation by the Numbers

Blog 

Smart federal investments in energy research have one of the strongest track records at creating significant economic returns for taxpayers.

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Energy Innovation 101

The Power of Innovation: Inventing the Future

Report 

Americans should embrace the nation’s unique abilities to innovate as a way to create jobs, revitalize the economy, and enhance security while helping U.S. industry play a stronger role in providing clean, affordable, and reliable energy to the billions around the globe who currently lack it.

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U.S. Energy R&D Architecture: Discreet Roles of Major Innovation Institutions

Report 

While the private sector plays the dominant role in commercializing the new technologies that will reinvent the energy sector, smart federal investments should seek to address critical gaps in the innovation process

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Partners in Ingenuity: Case Studies on the Role of Government in Energy Technology Innovation

Case Studies 

The government can play the role of catalyst to private-sector innovation—enabling the private sector to develop new technologies more rapidly than would otherwise occur.

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