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Hal Speaks at Stanford-MIT Game-Changers Workshop

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Hal recently delivered a speech at the 2013 MIT-Stanford Game-Changers Workshop about the policies and practices that are needed for success in energy R&D. These include great national labs, collaboration between government and the private sector, a steady demand signal…

ARPA-E Holds Annual Energy Innovation Summit

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) held their annual Energy Innovation Summit from Feb. 25-27. The summit provides an opportunity for ARPA-E awardees, finalists, and other select energy companies to demonstrate their cutting-edge energy research and technologies. It also features…

AEIC Technology Case Studies Released

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Today, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) released three case studies that illustrate the various ways in which the federal government has played a productive and necessary role in energy technology innovation. Staff research on unconventional gas exploration & production,…

New Report Advocates Tax Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency

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A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) makes six recommendations for tax reform that will promote energy efficiency and boost the domestic economy. ACEEE argues that its reform recommendations will remove barriers to efficiency investments,…

International Energy Agency Releases Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report on renewable energy market trends and projections in the medium-term (from now through 2017). The report offers detailed analysis of 12 OECD countries plus China, India, and Brazil, which, combined, generate…

Advanced Energy Economy Institute Report Quantifies the Economic Impact of Advanced Energy

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Earlier this month Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI) released a report that analyzes the advanced energy market, its impact on national and global economies, and key trends within its market segments. AEEI commissioned Pike Research to perform this analysis and…

President Obama’s Inaugural Speech Highlights Climate Change as a National Priority

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President Obama reignited the conversation on climate change during his inaugural speech Monday morning. He devoted eight sentences to the issue of climate change, more than he did for any other subject in his speech. This was a crucial moment…

Energy Innovation Publishes Paper on the Impacts of Extreme Temperatures

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Energy Innovation has recently released a report about extreme temperatures and their weather-related impacts. The report, “Extremes Become the Norm,” was originally published in 2009, but has been updated with current information about global temperatures and major weather events, as…

AEIC Releases Report on Unleashing Private-Sector Energy Innovation

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The American Energy Innovation Council just released a new staff report, Unleashing Private-Sector Energy R&D: Insights from Interviews with 17 R&D Leaders, by Jeffrey Rissman and Maxine Savitz. The report investigates an issue that is central to technological progress in…

Calthorpe Discusses the Future of China’s Cities

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In early December, Fortune Magazine published an article about urban designer Peter Calthorpe, discussing the need to change the structure of Chinese cities as the country continues to urbanize. Calthorpe has been working with Chinese developers and is helping plan…