National Labs and the Engine of American Innovation
National Laboratories are little-known jewels that have powered American innovation since the early 20th century, providing lessons and best practices in research and technology investment that are applicable to both the public and private sector.
Veterans Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security
The Department of Energy Champions of Change series highlights ordinary Americans who are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. On November 5, 2013, the White House honored 12 veterans and leaders who are using the skills they learned in the armed services to advance the clean energy economy.
Energy and Natural Resources: Powering Societies
The energy and natural resources industry is among the most dependent upon the status quo, at least from a core technology and materials use perspective. This requires careful hedges against disruption, as capital-intensive businesses can be extremely hard to pivot.
Power, Energy Storage, and the Decentralization of the Grid
The economic viability of some forms of renewable energy will be enabled by effective grid storage technology, which facilitates the localization of energy production and consumption.