Energy & Climate

Energy-related issues.

Next-Generation R&D Partnerships: The NCATS Success Story

October 29, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
2168
Washington
DC
20515

A major challenge for federally funded research and technology is bridging the so-called "valley of death" - a state of development where many promising discoveries die because they are not sufficiently advanced to attract private sector partners or venture funding even though they may have tremendous potential impact. Read more »

The Alternative to the Climate Nuclear Option is Innovation

October 22, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

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.

Next-Generation R&D Partnerships: The NCATS Success Story

Tesla’s Model D Doesn’t Bring EVs to the Masses, But It Makes a Luxury Vehicle More Luxurious

Greentech Media
It makes sense for Tesla to pursue autonomous features, because they can incrementally increase efficiency, allowing for extended vehicle range, says Matthew Stepp.

Find, Foster and Fund: Angel Capital Growing, Gaps Remain in Capital Chain

Knoxville News-Sentinel
“DOE and the national labs should add ‘going local’ to their mission to turn today’s cutting-edge science into tomorrow’s breakthrough innovation,” says Matthew Stepp.

Can Mitigating Global Climate Change be a Free Lunch?

September 29, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Rather than make spurious claims that climate mitigation is free, advocates and policymakers should be discussing how policy (in this country and others) can make clean energy as affordable as possible.

Time for the National Labs to Go Local

September 25, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

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

September 24, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

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?

The Role of the DOE National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy

September 16, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
Room 2325
Washington
DC
20515

The Department of Energy’s National Laboratory system was originally developed around the Manhattan Project to assist in research related to the development of nuclear weapons. However, while the Labs’ image is often still based on this history, today the system is a central cog in America’s broader innovation ecosystem and a national driver of scientific and economic development. Read more »

Autonomous and Connected Car Technologies May Progressively Curb Emissions

Scientific American
Smart transportation technologies allow us to bend the carbon curve down in the intermediate time frame, says Matthew Stepp.
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