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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

Event Summary: The Economic Opportunities of Federal Energy R&D

By Erin Smith The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) hosted an event on April 5 to discuss the rationale for investing public dollars in energy innovation. Recognizing that innovation is a driver of long-term economic growth and that the energy sector faces unique hurdles in attracting private research dollars, the event served as an opportunity[…]

Everything You Need to Know About the America COMPETES Act

Energy innovation is rising to a priority discussion in the United States, as last week both chambers of Congress acted on legislation that will guide the course of federal science and R&D investments for years to come. The House of Representatives narrowly passed its version of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1806), while in the[…]