New Members to Join Expanded Energy Innovation Council

Washington, DC – The American Energy Innovation Council today announced that a new, diverse group of executives are joining the organization: Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO; Arun Majumdar, Co-Director of the Jay Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University and founding director of ARPA-E; and Geisha Williams, former President and CEO of the Pacific Read more about New Members to Join Expanded Energy Innovation Council[…]

New AEIC Case Studies Draw Lessons Learned from Past Energy Stimulus Programs to Inform New Economic Recovery Proposals

Washington, DC – With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reverberating throughout the U.S. economy, lawmakers are considering stimulus measures to drive job creation while addressing long-term challenges—particularly the transition to clean energy sources. To that end, the American Energy Innovation Council today released a series of four case studies analyzing recent federal efforts to Read more about New AEIC Case Studies Draw Lessons Learned from Past Energy Stimulus Programs to Inform New Economic Recovery Proposals[…]

New Report from Leading CEOs Identifies Path for Congress on Energy Innovation and Technology-Focused Climate Change Agenda

Washington, DC—The scalable energy technology needed to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 does not currently exist. To rapidly create, develop, and deploy technologies capable of addressing climate change, Congress must expand federal support to the entire energy innovation lifecycle, says a new report by the American Energy Innovation Council released today. With bipartisan Read more about New Report from Leading CEOs Identifies Path for Congress on Energy Innovation and Technology-Focused Climate Change Agenda[…]

AEIC's Annual Report : Energy Innovation: Supporting the Full Innovation Lifecycle

Download the Executive Summary Download the Report There is a growing urgency for the United States to address the critical challenges of climate change and global economic competitiveness. A robust energy innovation agenda must be at the heart of this strategy because all the technologies we need to address climate change simply do not yet Read more about AEIC's Annual Report : Energy Innovation: Supporting the Full Innovation Lifecycle[…]

AEIC Member Letter to Senate Energy & Water Subcommittee Leadership

Dear Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Feinstein, Chairwoman Kaptur and Ranking Member Simpson, Innovation has been at the heart of America’s economic strength over the last seventy years. The combination of entrepreneurial spirit and a world-class research ecosystem has produced new technologies and important competitive advantages that continue to create jobs, enhance our security, improve the Read more about AEIC Member Letter to Senate Energy & Water Subcommittee Leadership[…]

Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke Joins American Energy Innovation Council

Washington, D.C.– The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) today announced that ​Ben Fowke​, the chairman, president, and CEO of Xcel Energy Inc., has joined the council. Fowke joins a group of America’s leading business and innovation executives—including Norman Augustine, Wanda Austin, Neal Blue, Mark Burns, John Doerr, Tom Fanning, Tom Farrell, Jay Faison, Bill Gates, Read more about Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke Joins American Energy Innovation Council[…]

ARPA-E at 10.

By Erin Smith and Addison Stark The president’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget calls for the elimination of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). This is unlikely to occur, however, because this critical innovation agency enjoys broad bipartisan support, both due to the projects it supports across the United States and the organizational Read more about ARPA-E at 10.[…]

Investments in Critical Materials Research Are Vital to American Competitiveness

By Jack Mann  Despite having an abundance of geological resources, the United States depends on imports for its supply of the minerals needed to produce many important technologies. The United States meets its demand for several of these minerals, known as critical materials, with imports from countries whose industrial policies, often designed to favor domestic Read more about Investments in Critical Materials Research Are Vital to American Competitiveness[…]

ARPA-E Funding Certainty Matters

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[…]

Five Reasons Energy Innovation Matters

1. Decades of federal energy research laid the groundwork for many of the technologies we enjoy today. For example: Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs) – DOE grants aided the discovery of low-cost battery materials, enabling LIBs to commercialize, which now power everything from laptops to smart phones. LED Lighting – DOE research produced more efficient and longer-lasting Read more about Five Reasons Energy Innovation Matters[…]