Pro-growth climate advocates need to create an expanded, cohesive, and higher priority clean energy innovation strategy to counter the “climate nuclear option” and provide the most viable policy alternative to achieve the decarbonization necessary to address climate change.
Energy & Climate
Time for the National Labs to Go Local
Ask any tech entrepreneur or start-up founder what they know about the Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories and most will shrug their shoulders. A few may refer to the famed Manhattan Project that built the atomic bomb — the impetus for creating the labs in the 1940s. Even fewer will know how to engage with the labs to advance their business. This gap needs to be lessened if we hope to further leverage the expertise of the labs to spur innovation and economic growth.
Department of Energy’s National Labs Can Also Be Regional Hubs
The Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories are a $12.5 billion network of potentially transformative basic and applied R&D hubs located in or near many of the nation’s metropolitan areas. However, the labs are today underutilized as true economic assets. How can they be better leveraged?