To create jobs and lead in the global clean energy economy, the Obama Administration has made a point of supporting game-changing innovations – including the Energy Department’s Advance Research Programs Agency for Energy (ARPA-E).
Read about a great example of how state and local governments can learn from each other – and how a very simple policy change can produce huge benefits for the country, helping us all save money by saving energy.
If these glass microspheres' walls could talk…They would explain how their tiny pores allow the potential for handling, storing and transporting a variety of materials, including drugs that have targeted delivery and hydrogen.
Last week, Secretary Chu announced $175 million in funding for 40 projects that promise to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. The innovations being fostered through these projects often begin at a small scale, being tweaked and tested in laboratories or R+D centers as researchers attempt to hit critical benchmarks for deployment.
Biofuels hold great potential not only for reducing our dependence on foreign oil, but also for creating new jobs and economic opportunities for America’s rural communities (a billion tons-worth of opportunities, to be exact).
Earlier today, President Obama visited Johnson Controls in Holland, Michigan to highlight how this once shuttered factory is helping rev up the advanced battery industry in the United States. This long dormant plant was revived by a $300 million Recovery Act grant which allowed Johnson Controls to secure the private investments it needed to select the Holland facility over several other overseas locations.