A Story About Energy Innovation Policy: Envia Systems

March 21, 2012

Since the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, emerging next-generation electric vehicle battery company Envia has been gaining headlines because its technology holds the promise of much cheaper electric cars within a few years. Yet a recent story in Forbes adds to Envia's intrigue. It brings to light the strengths, weaknesses, and controversial debates that make up America's climate and energy policy discourse. In fact, it's a compelling case study on how to make clean energy cheap and globally viable, while also highlighting in stark fashion areas of technology development in great need of policy support.