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Basic Scientific Research and Its Transformational Potential

James M. Gentile | Posted 06.30.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

As our nation's leadership in scientific and technological innovation is challenged as never before, federal funding of basic scientific research remains essential, but that research should be potentially transformational.

Solar Energy: Time for New York to Get in the Game

Mike Richter | Posted 08.14.2011 | New York
Mike Richter

Right now our state and our nation are deep in the throes of one of the most important competitions of our generation: the race to lead the new renewable energy economy.

Will the United States Concede Solar Power to China?

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

America has an opportunity to rebuild its economic preeminence through scientific innovation. And given our scientific and technical expertise, solar energy conversion should be a high priority.

The Leadership of Gabrielle Giffords

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

As we pray for Congresswoman Giffords, we think of her not only as a cherished friend but as a valued leader, whose vision, intellect, drive and enthusiasm are so important to our nation's future.

Learning From The Gulf Oil Spill Could Save Our Planet

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Even as we confront a biblically proportioned flood of undersea crude, our nation spends nearly $1 billion a day -- every day! -- to import foreign oil, while China and other nations rapidly invest in clean energy jobs and industry.